DreamFunded.com, an equity crowdfunding platform, welcomes community members this Friday, June 19, to its global webinar and in-person event to celebrate and discuss Regulation A+, which becomes effective the day of the event.
Regulation A+ is heralded as the most significant development for crowdfunding since the passage of the Jobs Act in 2011. This new regulation allows companies to hold a “mini IPO” and raise up to $50 million from the general public without registering their securities. Regulation A+ creates an unprecedented opportunity for unaccredited investors to invest in startups, potentially transforming how early-stage companies raise capital.
Securities offered under Regulation A+ will also be tradeable, offering additional liquidity to founders, employees, and angel investors. DreamFunded plans to offer a ground-breaking platform for the exchange of Regulation A+ securities at Exchange.DreamFunded.com. Through this exchange, unaccredited investors finally have access to the types of deals usually reserved for Wall Street and Silicon Valley hedge funds.
“These new rules provide an effective, workable path to raising capital that also provides strong investor protections,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White. “It is important for the Commission to continue to look for ways that our rules can facilitate capital-raising by smaller companies.”
Manny Fernandez, DreamFunded CEO and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur will lead the discussion on the impact of Regulation A+. The discussion will also cover how angels can leverage online crowdfunding platforms to build balanced investment portfolios.
“Just imagine if Uber or the next big tech company uses Regulation A+ rather than big institutions for capital, now offering their stock directly to customers as well as the general public,” Manny Fernandez said.
The in-person event takes place Friday, June 19, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at Founder Space. Sign up at DreamFundedEvents.com