Why tokenize securities?

PrimeTrust LLC
Posted at March 1

Many crypto enthusiasts imagine a world where everyone holds securities DRS (direct registration of securities) which have been issued/delivered in the form of tokens on a blockchain and trade them on exchanges. That's not going to happen.

Make no mistake, I'm a huge fan of tokenizing securities. I'll explain how, when and...most important...why.

Last week I spoke with the CEO of a large REIT. He'd spent over a million dollars on tokenization initiatives for his securities and, close to going live, he spoke with some of his investors (funds, insurance companies, cities and other institutional investors) and was stunned to learn they absolutely didn't care. So he shelved the project and continued issuing securities just as he always had. He asked me "why would anyone do this?"

Good question. Lets deconstruct the answer...

The problem that almost all real estate firms have, as well as private companies regardless of size, is that there is no secondary market for their securities. The cos...more

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Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets

Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA)
Posted at February 9

Let's keep this available in our own archive! 

The amendments to Reg CF, Reg A, and other rules relating to capital formation utilizing exempt offerings have finally been published in the Federal Register, with an effective date of March 15, 2021.

Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets
A Rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission on 01/14/2021




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How to raise your first $107k in investments

Samson Williams Samson Williams
Posted at January 7


How to raise your first $107k in investments - The beauty of RegCF Investment Crowdfunding

The first dollar is always the hardest. Whether you’re trying to earn it, generate revenue or raise it. It all starts with Dollar One. And, knowing that you're a busy Founder, CEO or CFO so I’ll save you a long read and just let you know the following 3 facts: 

  1. It costs you sweat, creativity and drive to raise your company’s first $107k using RegCF.
  2. After the first $107k, it will cost you about 10% of your goal to raise to try to raise your desired amount. Most of that goes towards marketing.
  3. If you hit your $107k, you can amend your filing and continue to raise money just like

But don’t take my word for it. Listen to this interview with Jim Higdon, Chief Communications Officer of CornBreadHemp to learn more about how Cornbread Hemp used RegCF to raise their first $107k and ...more

  • RegCF
  • Investment crowdfunding
  • First107k
  • 5MRegCF
  • Jobsact
  • RegA
  • raising capital
  • raising money

CrowdCheck’s Analysis of the New Exempt Offerings Rules: Testing the Waters comes to Reg CF

CrowdCheck, Inc.
Posted at 11/12/2020

While the costs of preparing an offering under Reg CF are significantly lower than other types of securities offerings, they can still be expensive in terms of professional and marketing fees prior to having any sense of whether the offering will be successful. The SEC heard the complaints from issuers on this point and have adopted a testing the waters provision that is substantially similar to that used in Reg A.

Under new Rule 206, issuers contemplating an offering under Reg CF may make written or oral offers to test the waters (“TTW”) prior to filing a Form C. Once the Form C is filed, the offering is live and no more TTW can be done. There is no restriction on the content of TTW communications, as there are for solicitations after the Form C has been filed under Rule 204(b), however, any TTW must include a legend containing the following:

(1) That no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted;

(2) That no offer to buy the securit...more

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  • Crowdfunding Conditions
  • Regulation
  • Section 4(a)(6)
  • SEC
  • Securities Law

2020 CfPA Chairman's Address

Scott E. McIntyre Scott E. McIntyre
Posted at 9/24/2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Dear friends,

I am hopeful that my letter to you all today, of all days, will shine a ray of light through what has been an otherwise dark year for many Americans. Between the tragedy of a global pandemic needlessly costing countless people their lives, and the financial hardship that many families are just beginning to feel, we find ourselves at an unimaginable intersection where guidance, faith and endurance will determine our path forward, our collective future.

Unlike many addresses you may have endured in the past, this one will not pander nor preach. Instead, it will restate our promise, illustrate our achievements, and outline our plans in hopes that it will inspire you to take action in support of a higher mission we’re all familiar with—a more perfect union.

I present this letter as a partner in the unifying mission of personal, professional and communal success only made more attainable by the vision, labor and commitment of the many volunteers that...more

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Is crowdfunding a good fit for my business?

Samson Williams Samson Williams
Posted at 8/10/2020


Q: Is Crowdfunding a good fit for my business? 


A: Always. 


I often get asked, “ Is crowdfunding a good fit for my business?” The answer is 100% of the time “Absolutely”. Why is pretty simple and straightforward and we’ll outline the why investment crowdfunding is suited for your business below. 

Funding Your Business - Knowing Your Options

Bank Loans. Traditional means of funding your business include bank loans and other forms of financial instruments that your bank offers. However, for many businesses banks are not your friends. While it’s true you can get a loan or business line of credit when you’re cash flow positive and don’t need them, securing a business loan or line of credit when you need it (e.g.: pre-revenue) is nearly impossible. If you can get a bank loan then why use crowdfunding? You’re right. Good luck meeting the bank’s underwriting requirements. Eve...more

  • jobsact
  • investment crowdfunding
  • crowdfunding
  • equity crowdfunding
  • debt crowdfunding
  • regcf
  • rega
  • regd

Raising Money for Space ventures? Three steps to improve your odds by using Triangle Financing & Investment Crowdfunding.

Samson Williams Samson Williams
Posted at 8/6/2020


Three steps to improve your fundraising odds by using Triangle Financing & Investment Crowdfunding. 

By Samson Williams & George Pullen 

Raising money for any business is hard. Raising money for Space / Aerospace businesses is even more challenging. Even when you have the investor network, stellar product and the stars in your favor, things can still go - well as things go in entrepreneurial endeavors. Despite the difficulties in raising money, new and emerging ways of finding, tapping into and receiving funding have emerged, not only for Space based ventures but also the terrestrial based ones. What are these new ways of raising money? Well, outside of Venture Capital, Private Equity and Banks what are your funding options when you want to: 

  • Start a business
  • Scale an existing business
  • Run a profitable business  

Whether you think of yourself as an Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner, Founder or just a...more

  • investment crowdfunding
  • space ventures
  • space funding
  • aerospace funding
  • aerospace financing
  • triangle financing
  • triangle financing method
  • jobs act
  • regcf

$5M reason to go small -The Future of Investment Crowdfunding.

Samson Williams Samson Williams
Posted at 7/29/2020


The buzz in the investment crowdfunding industry these days is all about when will the SEC increase the funding limit of JOBS Act Crowdfunding (aka equity crowdfunding) from $1.07M dollars to $5M. Rumor has it that there has been a flood, a FLOOD, of RegCF platform applications in anticipation of the $5M limit increase. Why is raising the maximum that a business can raise under RegCF rules to $5M so important? It’s not. 

I know you’re busy so I’ll leave you to consider the following reasons why a $5M limit is misleading and the basis for the most abusive bit of narrative economics within the crowdfunding industry, the random investor limits on retail investors.  

By “increasing” the limit to $5M it reinforces the idea of unaccredited vs accredited investors. Meaning, “unaccredited” and “accredited” investors are randomly manufactured designations that predate nearly everyone reading this except Irwin Stein, t...more

  • regcf
  • crowdfunding
  • $5M
  • $5M crowdfunding
  • $1.07M
  • RegA+
  • RegA Plus
  • accredited investors
  • retail investors
  • investment crowdfunding