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Portals Ask: What are the Keys to a Successful Title III Offering?

I’ve seen hundreds of deals go through our systems, many successful and some unsuccessful. What’s the difference between the two? What are the key to success? The deals that don’t […]

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Portals Ask: What’s a “Tombstone Ad”? Can I advertise my Title III offering?

Quick answers: ► Can a portal widely advertise an offering? No, probably not, it is likely to be viewed by regulators as a solicitation or recommendation by the portal (which is […]

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Every week I speak with issuers and their advisers about their plans for Reg A offerings. The conversation often drifts to “should we list on an exchange?” and “how do […]

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Funding Portals & Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

There has been some confusion from a few funding portals regarding their anti-money laundering (“AML”) responsibilities, in part from (misguided) efforts to try and save a little bit of money […]

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The good news is that under Reg A (and 506b&c), securities offerings by an issuer are exempt from state blue-sky registration. This is fantastic as it means that you don’t […]

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Reg A’s Ask: should I “test the waters”? I get this question fairly often. The new securities regulations allow a company to “test the waters” (“TTW”) before they conduct a […]

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Lessons Learned: Getting your Reg A or 506(c) deal sold We’ve seen hundreds of successful offerings go through our system, and some that weren’t. Why? What’s the difference between one […]

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Lets use technology simplify another complicated problem. In a Reg A+, 506(c) or other type of offering, the issuer can sell securities directly to investors. This greatly enhances marketing & […]

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We’ve gotten questions from portals about AML. Many are under the misconception that they do not have AML obligations on their investors or issuers because the SEC Title III rules […]

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It just got easier for broker-dealers to add issuers and offerings to the compliance system, enabling you to load, manage, market and supervise your online fundraising (506b/c, Reg A, Reg […]

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