Author: Hannah Melotto

by Hannah Melotto

It All Started with the JOBS Act

This month, we launched our newest series, KoreTalkX, during which we have hosted exciting, one-on-one conversations with industry experts to expand the knowledge base on…

by Hannah Melotto

Can Cannabis Companies Use RegCF?

In recent years, public perception of cannabis is gaining positive momentum. As of April 2021, 35 states have made medical marijuana legal, with 18 of…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Dawson Russell, Founder and CEO of Capital Raise Agency

Dawson Russell is the Managing Partner and CEO of Capital Raise Agency, a full-service investor acquisition, and creative agency. Capital Raise Agency has helped over…

May 20, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

Accredited Vs. Non-Accredited Investors: What’s the difference?

There is a big difference between accredited and non-accredited investors. Understanding the difference is key to knowing which type of investor you are or understanding…

by Hannah Melotto

What are the Benefits of Having a Diverse Investment Portfolio?

Building a diverse investment portfolio is one of the smartest things you can do for your financial health. By spreading your money across various asset…

by Hannah Melotto

Online is Proving Successful for Minority Founders

There’s no question that the internet has leveled the playing field for businesses of all sizes and industries. But for minority-owned startups, online platforms are…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Curtis Spears, President and CEO of Andes Capital Group

Curtis Spears, President and CEO of Andes Capital Group, has over 25 years of experience in the asset management arena. At Andes Capital Group, he…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Nate Dodson, Managing Member at Crowdfunding Lawyers

Nate Dodson has over 15 years of experience helping clients with securities, financing, real estate, asset protection, and mergers and acquisitions. Not only has he…

by Hannah Melotto

KoreClient Spotlight: Brent Fawson, COO of Facible

Working at Facible, Brent Fawson believes that the company is poised to leave a lasting impact on lives around the world by making medical diagnostic…

by Hannah Melotto

Can I Use My IRA for Private Company Investments?

Individual retirement accounts (commonly shortened to IRAs) allow flexibility and diversity when making investments. Whether investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, private companies, or other…

by Hannah Melotto

KoreClient Spotlight: Manny Villafaña, CEO and Founder of Medical21

Manny Villafaña has a long track record of innovation in the medtech space, delivering solutions to improve cardiac care and surgical procedures. In his latest…

by Hannah Melotto

Why is Your Community of Investors Important?

When companies begin the capital raising journey, it is no longer about going public or simply getting a company’s product in front of venture capitalists….

February 16, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

How to be Ready for Raising Capital

Whether you’ve raised capital in the past or are preparing for your first round, being properly prepared will help your company secure the funding it…

February 14, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

What is Rule 12(g)?

Rule 12(g) is a crucial rule that affects all issuers, but many issuers don’t start with it in mind. The rule began with the 1934…

February 11, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

What is Regulation S?

It is essential to be familiar with the different regulations that govern how companies can raise capital in today’s business world. One important rule is…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Scott Pantel, President & CEO of Life Science Intelligence

With the launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.    During the capital raising journey,…

by Hannah Melotto

The Recipe for a Successful RegA+ Offering

If your company is looking to raise funding, you’ve probably considered many options for doing so. Since the SEC introduced the outlines for Regulation A+…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Regulation A+?

Regulation A+ (RegA+) was passed into law by the SEC in the JOBS Act, making it possible for companies to raise funding from the general…

by Hannah Melotto

How RegA+ Helps Pre-Revenue Companies

For many pre-revenue companies, especially started by first-time entrepreneurs, capital comes from sources like personal savings, credit card debt, friends, or family. However, when it…

January 26, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

How Regulation Crowdfunding Will Reach $5 Billion

“We are adopting amendments to facilitate capital formation and increase opportunities for investors by expanding access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Andrew Bull, Founding Partner Bull Blockchain Law  

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.    During the capital raising…

by Hannah Melotto

Using RegA+ For Collectibles

RegA+ is a securities exemption that allows companies to raise capital from accredited and unaccredited investors. There has been a lot of interest around Regulation…

by Hannah Melotto

How Does Social Media Impact RegCF Offerings?

Reg CF allows companies to raise up to $5 million through an SEC-registered intermediary.  Since increasing this limit from $1.07 million in 2021, private companies…

by Hannah Melotto

How Have the JOBS Act Exemptions Impacted Company Founders?

Since the JOBS Act was passed in 2012, it has been easier for company founders to raise money with exemptions like Reg CF and Reg…

January 5, 2022

by Hannah Melotto

Why are Data and Research Key in the Private Capital Markets?

Data and research are essential pieces of the puzzle regarding the private capital markets. Investors can make informed decisions about where to put their money,…

by Hannah Melotto

What Franchisees and Franchisors Should Consider when Crowdfunding

With franchisees and franchisors looking to secure capital, a growing trend is using Regulation CF to raise capital from accredited and nonaccredited investors. Since RegCF’s…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Peter Wright, President and Co-Founder of Intro-act

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.    Companies are burdened by…

December 17, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

The Evolution of Reg A+

During the recent Dare to Dream KoreSummit, David Weild IV, the Father of the JOBS Act, spoke about companies going from public to private, access…

by Hannah Melotto

What are the Different Types of Investors?

Through the JOBS Act exemptions, private companies can access a wider pool of potential investors to fund their business ventures. With many diverse investor types…

December 8, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

Has RegA+ Killed the IPO?

Has RegA+ Killed the IPO?   Regulation A+ gives issuers the ability to raise $75 million in crowdfunding while remaining private. With RegA+ benefiting both…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Jonathan Stidd, Co-Founder and CEO of Ridge Growth Agency

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.  During the capital raising journey,…

by Hannah Melotto

End to End for RegCF

When the JOBS Act was signed into law in 2012, it brought about many changes in the private capital markets, namely, the dramatic increase in…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Impact Investing?

Impact investing is the allocation of investments in companies, organizations, and funds to generate social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. Impact investments can be…

by Hannah Melotto

How Does a Transfer Agent Protect Issuers and Investors?

A transfer agent is responsible for the custody of securities and preserves books and records. They also keep up with who owns what investment, which…

by Hannah Melotto

An Overview of Digital Securities for the Private Capital Market

Understanding digital securities begin with blockchain, distributed ledger technology that has revolutionized the way records and information are stored. Rather than data being stored in…

November 17, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Paul Karrlsson-Willis, CEO of JUSTLY

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.    Paul Karrlsson-Willis is the…

by Hannah Melotto

What is the Difference Between the Public and Private Capital Markets?

  The public and private capital markets work differently, but both sectors play essential roles in supporting economic growth. Companies raise funds for long-term growth…

by Hannah Melotto

The Economy and the Private Capital Markets

The economy and the private capital markets are intrinsically linked; many of the largest companies in America exist because of investments within the private capital…

November 9, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

How KoreChain Helps Companies Raise Capital Compliantly

Recently, KoreConX’s CEO Oscar Jofre was a guest on Fintech.TV’s Digital Asset Report to discuss the KoreChain Infrastructure. Watch the full video on YouTube.  …

by Hannah Melotto

What is an NFT?

A non-fungible token, more commonly known as NFTs, is a unique cryptographic asset that cannot be replicated and stored on a blockchain. By definition, fungibility is when…

by Hannah Melotto

Stable Coin for RegA+

For many, an issue with cryptocurrency is the intense volatility that persists. For example, the prices of Bitcoin hit a record high on October 20th…

November 1, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

Cannabis: An Emerging Market for RegA+

Despite remaining illegal at the federal level, the idea of legalizing cannabis is continuing to gain public acceptance, especially in recent years. As of April…

by Hannah Melotto

Reflecting on Canadian Small Business Week

As Small Business Week comes to a close in Canada, KoreConX reflects on the role small businesses play in the economy. Our mission has long…

by Hannah Melotto

Tokenization in RegA+

As the private capital market continues to undergo a digital transformation, ideas like blockchain, digital securities, and tokenization continue to be discussed by regulators, issuers,…

by Hannah Melotto

Meet the KorePartners: Adrian Alvarez, CEO and Co-Founder of InvestReady

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem. For the last…

by Hannah Melotto

RegA+ for Real Estate

Since the JOBS Act was first passed in 2012, it has vastly changed the way private companies can raise money. One particular industry making use…

by Hannah Melotto

Meet the KorePartners: Eric Fischgrund of FischTank PR

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.    For nearly…

by Hannah Melotto

The 1% Broker-dealer & What you need to ask!

When working with FINRA Broker-dealer, it’s not enough that they simply have the required licenses that are necessary, so make sure to ask some questions:…

by Hannah Melotto

What is a Securities Manual?

For companies to raise capital under the exemptions allowed by the JOBS Act, there are different requirements to maintain compliance with state and federal securities…

by Hannah Melotto

What is the difference between Title II, III, and IV Crowdfunding?

Through the JOBS Act, issuers can access new sources of capital to fund their business, create jobs, and provide new investment opportunities for everyday investors….

October 4, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Bill Humphrey, CEO and Co-Founder of New Direction Trust Company

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.    Bill Humphrey has over…

by Hannah Melotto

Join the new American Revolution – financial markets equality for all

This post originally appeared on the Rialto Markets blog and was written by Lee E. Saba, Head of Market Structure at Rialto Markets.   Very…

by Hannah Melotto

What is a Company’s Duty to its Shareholders?

For many companies, raising capital often marks a major milestone. With increased sources of capital, the company can grow, hire new employees, and develop new…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Scott Allen, CEO of InvestAcq

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.  Scott Allen is the CEO…

by Hannah Melotto

As a Canadian Company, can Canadians Invest in Your RegA+?

We have extensively discussed how Americans can invest in securities offered under Regulation A+. However, Canadian companies can also use the exemption to raise capital…

by Hannah Melotto

Why do I need Blue Sky registration for Secondary Trading?

Through the Regulation A+ exemption, securities issuers can raise up to $75 million as of March 2021. This creates a significant opportunity for the everyday…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Stephen Brock, CEO of Medical Funding Professionals

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.   There are two things…

by Hannah Melotto

How often do I need to hold an AGM?

Every year, Warren Buffet hosts the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting. This meeting is an Annual General Meeting (AGM), widely viewed with many people in…

by Hannah Melotto

Why do I need a FINRA Broker-Dealer?

Broker-dealers are an essential part of the fundraising process. These entities can be small, independent firms or part of a large investment bank. However, regardless…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Steve Distante, Founder and Chairman of Vanderbilt Financial Group

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.   Steve Distante is an…

by Hannah Melotto

How Does RegA+ Impact the Life Sciences Industry?

Since dramatic improvements to Regulation A that went into effect in 2015, the exemption has become a tremendous tool allowing private companies to raise significant…

by Hannah Melotto

Shareholder vs. Investor: What is the Difference?

When it comes to supporting a business, whether public or private, there are many ways to go about accomplishing it. There is the public stock…

September 6, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Sean Levine, Managing Director and Head of Reg A & CF at Entoro

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.   As an investment banker,…

September 3, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

How the Unaccredited Investor Benefits from RegA+

The passage of the JOBS Act in 2012 set in motion a significant change for the private capital markets. For so long, investments in private…

by Hannah Melotto

The Role of Investor Acquisition in Capital Raising Activities

The goal of any capital raising activity is to secure capital for the growth and development of the business. Without needed capital, it can often…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Jake Gallagher, Director of Business Development at North Capital

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem.   Jake Gallagher has always…

by Hannah Melotto

Stock Options for Employees

Stock exchanges have a long history within America. The first was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, originally the Board of Brokers of Philadelphia, founded in 1790…

by Hannah Melotto

How to Select a Crowdfunding Platform for Your Capital Raise

One of the significant advancements brought to the financial sector in recent years was the enaction of the JOBS Act signed into law by President…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO of Forward Progress

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners contributing to its ecosystem. Dean DeLisle has been raising…

by Hannah Melotto

Nominee vs. Direct: How does this affect investors?

Today, there are many ways to buy and sell securities. For publicly traded companies, 75% of Americans are familiar with investing apps or online accounts. For private…

by Hannah Melotto

What is KYP?

Previously, we have talked about KYC or Know Your Client. KYC is a rule from the non-profit Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), created in the…

by Hannah Melotto

What is the Difference Between Fiduciary Responsibility and Regulatory Requirement?

By definition, a fiduciary is a person or an organization who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with another person or organization. Typically,…

by Hannah Melotto

Why are Background Checks Important?

Money laundering is a global issue, with the United Nations estimating that between $800 billion and $2 Trillion are laundered each year, with 90% of this…

by Hannah Melotto

What are Options?

Like warrants, options are a form of security called a derivative. As a derivative’s name suggests, these securities gain their value from an underlying asset….

by Hannah Melotto

What is a Virtual Data Room?

Every way that we do business is changing on what seems a daily basis. In just the last year, we have seen a public health…

by Hannah Melotto

USA vs. Canada: Who Has Better Capital Raising Rules

When it comes to raising capital for your business, there is some confusion between rules in the United States and Canada. Can Canadian companies file…

August 2, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Douglas Ruark, President of Regulation D Resources

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   For over two…

July 30, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

What is OrgTech?

Technology is a broader term than we are used to thinking of it. Generally, we think of it as the advanced computing power that we…

July 28, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

What is the private capital market?

In recent years we have seen exponential growth in the issuance of private capital to companies in the US, nearly doubling the amount of money…

July 23, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

What is KYC?

In 2007, the SEC approved the founding of the non-profit Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA was created in the wake of a failing economy…

by Hannah Melotto

Warrants for RegA+

For private companies looking to raise capital through exemptions such as Regulation A+, Regulation CF, or Regulation D, there are many forms of securities that…

by Hannah Melotto

What Impact Will Blockchain Have on Private Markets?

Blockchain has become a familiar buzzword, especially as things such as cryptocurrency grow in popularity. Currently, 46 million Americans now own Bitcoin. However, blockchain has many…

by Hannah Melotto

What is the role of a CCO?

When it comes to business executives with acronyms, there are a few that come to mind fairly quickly: CEO (Chief Executive Officer), COO (Chief Operations…

June 7, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

What is Investor Acquisition?

If you’re a company that is in the process of raising funds for your business, you’re likely looking to do so with the help of…

by Hannah Melotto

Are You Ready to Raise Capital?

Whether you’ve raised capital in the past or are preparing for your first round, being properly prepared will help your company secure the funding it…

by Hannah Melotto

Managing Your Investments in Private Companies

For investors, investing in private companies can be a beneficial way to diversify their investment portfolios. Whether the investment was made through private equity or…

by Hannah Melotto

Can IRAs Be Used for Private Companies Investments?

Individual retirement accounts (commonly shortened to IRAs) allow flexibility and diversity when making investments. Whether investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, private companies, or other…

by Hannah Melotto

KoreConX CEO Oscar Jofre was Recently Interviewed on DNA Podcast

Recently, KoreConX President and CEO Oscar Jofre had the pleasure of joining Jason Fishman on the Digital Niche Agency podcast. Jason and DNA are valued…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Jonny Price, Vice President of Fundraising at Wefunder

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   Jonny Price has…

by Hannah Melotto

Conducting a Successful RegA+ Offering

If your company is looking to raise funding, you’ve probably considered many options for doing so. Since the SEC introduced the outlines for Regulation A+…

by Hannah Melotto

The State of the Jobs Act 2021 KoreSummit Webinar

The JOBS Act was signed into law just nine years ago, in April of 2012. Since then, thousands of companies have taken advantage of the…

March 12, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

Announcing the 2021 JOBS Act Program RegCF

KoreConX has long been dedicated to helping companies meet all regulatory compliance requirements in the most cost-effective way. This commitment continues with our complimentary 2021…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Shari Noonan, CEO and Co-Founder of Rialto Markets

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem. With over 20…

February 19, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

What Role Does a Transfer Agent or Share Registry Provider Play?

For companies, both private and public, a transfer agent plays a vital role in financial success. With everything a company needs to keep track of…

February 18, 2021

by Hannah Melotto

Why Does My Company Need a 409(a)?

Whether your company is a new startup or an established private company, understanding and proper use of a 409(a) is essential to your company’s success….

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Sara Hanks, CEO of CrowdCheck

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   With over…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Cap Table Management?

More than a simple spreadsheet, a cap table (short for capitalization table) records detailed data regarding the equity owned by shareholders.  For companies at any…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartners Spotlight: Rod Turner, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem. Rod Turner is…

by Hannah Melotto

How Can a Company Raise Capital?

For companies looking to raise capital, there are many different options. While not every option may be best suited for every company, understanding each will…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Regulation A+?

Regulation A+ (RegA+) was passed into law by the SEC in the JOBS Act, making it possible for companies to raise funding from the general…

by Hannah Melotto

KoreConX CEO Oscar Jofre’s Interview on Recent EINBLICK Podcast

Recently, KoreConX President, CEO, and Co-Founder Oscar Jofre had the pleasure of joining Christian Klepp, Co-Founder of EINBLICK Consulting, on their podcast B2B Marketers on…

by Hannah Melotto

Meet the KorePartners: Andrew Corn, CEO of E5A Integrated Marketing

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   From the…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Secondary Market Trading?

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term secondary market, you’re likely familiar with the concept. Companies sell securities to investors, who in exchange own a…

by Hannah Melotto

KorePartner Spotlight: Etan Butler, Chair of Dalmore Group

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the KorePartners that contribute to its ecosystem.    Etan Butler…

by Hannah Melotto

What is the Role of a Transfer Agent for a Private Company?

For companies issuing securities to investors, a transfer agent plays an important role in the process. If your company has yet to issue securities but…

by Hannah Melotto

How to be Ready for Raising Capital

Whether you’ve raised capital in the past or are preparing for your first round, being properly prepared will help your company secure the funding it…

by Hannah Melotto

What are Blue Sky Laws and Why are They Important?

Originating in the aftermath of the Great Depression, “blue sky laws” were made possible by the Uniform Securities Act of 1956. Leading up to the…

by Hannah Melotto

Can I Use My IRA for Private Company Investments?

Individual retirement accounts (commonly shortened to IRAs) allow flexibility and diversity when making investments. Whether investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, private companies, or other…

by Hannah Melotto

Wait a Minute, What is a Minute Book?

Unlike the name suggests, a minute book is by no means minute. As a business grows, a well-kept minute book becomes an essential record of…

December 16, 2020

by Hannah Melotto

Why is a Broker-Dealer Important for Private Company Offerings?

If you’re looking to raise money for your private company, chances are that you’ve at least heard the term “broker-dealer.” However, if you’re new to…

by Hannah Melotto

How to Manage Investments in Private Companies

For investors, investing in private companies can be a beneficial way to diversify their investment portfolios. Whether the investment was made through private equity or…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Investor Relations?

No matter the size of the company, investor relations (IR) should be a key component of conducting business. It’s never too early to implement a…

by Hannah Melotto

How does Investor Acquisition Help Find the Right Investors?

If you’re a company that is in the process of raising funds for your business, you’re likely looking to do so with the help of…

by Hannah Melotto

What is Needed for a Successful RegA+ Offering

If your company is looking to raise funding, you’ve probably considered many options for doing so. Since the SEC introduced the outlines for Regulation A+…

by Hannah Melotto

Regulation A Offering Limits Increased to $75 Million

On Monday, November 2, exciting news was announced by the SEC regarding Regulation A offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved long-awaited amendments to offering…

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