Community Investment Funds: Striving Towards Economic Justice

Community Investment Funds (CIFs) can be powerful tools for empowering communities and supporting economic democracy. They do so by investing in new or growing businesses, real estate revitalization projects or other mission driven enterprises within their...

Social Enterprises Benefit from Adjustments to Regulation Crowdfund Limits

Photo by XiaoXiao Sun on Unsplash Social Enterprises Benefit From Adjustments to Regulation Crowdfund Limits Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made inflation adjustments to Regulation Crowdfund (Reg CF) investment limits and raise limits. A...

Attorney Sarah Kaplan Joins as Partner

Sarah Kaplan has joined the partnership at Cutting Edge Counsel. Sarah first affiliated with the firm in 2015 and joined as an Associate in 2021. Sarah has 10 years of experience serving a wide range of cooperatives, including worker, consumer, agricultural, platform,...

New Rules for Finders? Not So Fast…

The SEC made a splash in October 2020 when it proposed a new set of rules that would allow finders to receive transaction-based compensation for introducing investors to issuers even though they are not licensed as a securities broker-dealer.  This proposal...

CoPeace: A Pioneering Impact-Focused Holding Company

Cutting Edge is pleased to occasionally present a guest blog in our monthly newsletter. The following is contributed by CoPeace, a Cutting Edge Client since 2017. Short for “Companies of Peace,” CoPeace is currently conducting a Regulation Crowdfunding offering on...

2021: A Year of Impact

Cutting Edge Capital would like to thank each and every client, partner organization, community member, and ally that helped make 2021 another impactful year. Join us in commemorating highlights that made 2021 a year we’ll never forget. Before you go, download a...

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Summary of our Firm Our law firm and consulting practice help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals. We use our experience, legal knowledge, and passion to assist businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with innovative...

How Co-ops Raise Capital

An overview of funding sources for cooperative start-up and development If you are starting or developing a cooperative, you have probably noticed that cooperatives do not use the same approach to capital-raising that standard businesses do. The standard...

Direct Public Offering Strategies: Which One Is Right For You?

Considering a capital raise that you can publicly promote? This overview chart is designed to compare key features of direct offering strategies that permit an issuer to solicit investment from its network. None of these strategies require the use of a broker but all...

Testing the Waters for Securities Offerings

Suppose your organization needs growth capital and you’ve talked about doing a securities offering of some sort.  But you’re reluctant to commit the time and resources that it takes to gear up for a  securities offering without having some confidence that it...

Community Investment Funds: A Change is Gonna Come

In the aftermath of the protests and marches of the past year or so, community wealth building has emerged as an often-discussed strategy of economic justice. Community wealth building is really another term for community capital, and it’s been at the core of our work...

Equitable Community Solar: A Sense of Ownership

Charged with exploring sense of ownership strategies for economically-disadvantaged communities in California, Cutting Edge Capital worked in partnership with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) to identify strategies and business models that...

Audio Interview: MedFire Innovations, Inc. Part 2

In our previous blog, we heard from MedFire Innovations' Founder and President, Greg Christmas who spoke about MedFire's mission to protect the lives of patients, emergency and healthcare providers through innovative, safer products. Now, check out part two of our...

Audio Interview: Meet MedFire Innovations, Inc. Part 1

MedFire Innovations' mission is straightforward: to discover simple solutions to some of the emergency services industry’s most challenging problems, and to develop products that protect the lives of patients, emergency and healthcare providers. Since launching...

Bay Area Ranchers Cooperative on KALX

Listen in as Bay Area Ranchers Cooperative (BAR-C) Vice President Adam Parks speaks with KALX Method to the Madness host Lisa Kiefer about the future of sustainable ranching and the alternative meat sourcing option his collective aims to provide local consumers....

Video: Discussion on Direct Public Offerings

The Cutting Edge team specializes in working with clients interested in community capital raise solutions such as direct public offerings, also known as DPOs. In addition to the many years of experience handling DPOs for other organizations, Cutting Edge was once the...

SEC Lowers More Barriers to Community Capital

This month has been full of big news. Yes, there was the election, of course. But there was other important news for those interested in community capital. On Monday November 2, 2020 – the day before the election – the Securities and Exchange Commission issued final...

Webinar Replay: Community Capital Series Part I and II

We need to build back better, and community capital is one of the key paths to drive the change we seek. This past month, Cutting Edge teamed up with SVX US to cohost a two-part webinar series exploring live case studies of place-based funds and nonprofit...

Attorney Sarah Kaplan Joins as Partner

Sarah Kaplan has joined the partnership at Cutting Edge Counsel. Sarah first affiliated with the firm in 2015 and joined as an Associate in 2021. Sarah has 10 years of experience serving a wide range of cooperatives, including worker, consumer, agricultural, platform,...

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2021: A Year of Impact

Cutting Edge Capital would like to thank each and every client, partner organization, community member, and ally that helped make 2021 another impactful year. Join us in commemorating highlights that made 2021 a year we’ll never forget. Before you go, download a...

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