Obviously this is not our standard review style post, we believe that in order to keep ahead of the crowdfunding trend we must devote a section of our site to Direct Public Offerings (DPOs). Going forward we will be researching and reaching out to firms that provide services allowing small companies to raise capital form the public without the expense of a Wall St. investment bank.
Over the last 25 years Direct Public Offerings have ebbed and flowed in both quantity of offerings and success with which those offerings have been received. Our belief is that with the growth of social media, crowdfunding coming mainstream and the passing of the JOBs Act, Direct Public Offerings will finally get the recognition they deserve as a cost effective and democratic means of raising capital for small business.
Over the next few weeks we will be providing reviews of various DPO service providers. The combination of Direct Public Offerings and crowdfunding will in our opinion eventually be the “winner” from the JOBs Act by combining the established secondary markets with the cost effective benefits of an equity crowdfunding style platform hosted directly on the issuing companies website.
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- How to use Direct Public Offerings to raise funds (vator.tv)
- Raise Capital Through a Direct Public Offering or DPO (theresourcefulceo.com)
- New Rules Allow Crowdfunding Campaigns to Offer Profit Participation (nysbar.com)
- Indiegogo, Traklight and Crowdnetic Partner to Provide Crowdfunding Educational Webinar Series (sys-con.com)
- Word of the Week: DPO (nancyfriedman.typepad.com)