We do write a lot about the democratization of capital because we believe that everyone should be able to participate and share in the benefits, whether as entrepreneurs, brand advocates, innovators, or investors (both accredited and non-accredited). What we may be missing here is that Regulation CF (RegCF) has matured over the past decade, and it is time to look at it in a more complex way.
For many individuals, the word “crowdfunding” still evokes Kickstarter as a Top of Mind idea. Entrepreneurs that need money to launch a product pitch their ideas online and people can contribute based on a variety of rewards listed on a website. But that is far from being a regulated entity.
RegCF helps companies turn investors into shareholders. Companies and product makers are not selling their stories anymore. They are selling their stock. And that is why we feel the word “crowdfunding” doesn’t encompass the whole idea behind it.
That is why we put together our KorePartners, like Sara Hanks (CEO/Founder of CrowdCheck) and Douglas Ruark (President of Regulation D Resources) to help us put a flag in the ground to what we believe is the new era in Crowdfunding: Online Capital Formation.