Category: Capital Markets

by Andressa

Online Capital Formation for Private Companies

In the fast-paced private company landscape, understanding Online Capital Formation dynamics is not just a strategic advantage – it’s imperative. As we commemorate the twelfth…

by Sara Hanks

Subsidiaries using RegCF

This came up no less than three times last week, so I figured it was worth a blog post. Subsidiaries can raise funds under Reg…

by Sara Hanks

Communications and publicity by issuers prior to and during a Regulation CF (RegCF) Offering

The idea behind crowdfunding is that the crowd — family, friends, and fans of a small or startup company, even if they are not rich…

by Oscar Jofre

10 RegA+ Issuers Penalized for SEC Violation: What Can We Learn?

We’ve discussed compliance at length and how it’s essential for building trust within the private capital markets. But what happens when you’re not compliant? The…

by Oscar Jofre

What is an Escrow Provider’s Role in RegA+?

An escrow provider is a neutral party that handles financial transactions between two or more parties. They are often used in the securities industry to…

by Oscar Jofre

What Does Direct Listing Mean?

Recently, we received a question from an issuer wondering what “direct listing” means. In short, a direct listing, also sometimes referred to as a direct…

by Oscar Jofre

Private Equity VS. Venture Capital

For companies looking to raise capital, there are many options on the table. From raising capital from friends and family and crowdfunding to private equity…

by Oscar Jofre

Can I Trade Private Shares?

Think of buying a traditional stock, listed on a public exchange like the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. You can buy and sell these…

by Oscar Jofre

What is an Option?

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 Oscar Jofre

What is a Burn Rate?

Recently, we received a question from an issuer, asking what a burn rate is. We believe that education is an essential part of the capital…

by Oscar Jofre

Veni, Vidi, Verify

More than two millennia ago, Julius Caesar said the famous phrase, “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, triumphant in battle. This translates to, “I came, I saw, I…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Phishing?

No one thinks they’ll fall victim to a cybercrime, but in reality, you’ve likely come across a suspicious email that could be trying to steal…

by Oscar Jofre

My Company is Based in Canada: Can I Use RegCF to Raise Capital?

Recently, we received a question from an issuer, asking if Canadian companies can use RegCF to raise capital. We believe that education is an essential…

by Oscar Jofre

April Investment Crowdfunding Sees Near-Record Levels

The last couple of months have been a turbulent time for the financial sector. In March, we first saw the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank,…

by Oscar Jofre

What is an Escrow Provider?

If you’ve bought a home, you’ve likely heard the term escrow. In the homebuying process, escrow can be used to hold a good faith deposit…

by Oscar Jofre

Why the Private Capital Markets are Outpacing the Public Markets

The private capital market has seen considerable growth over the past few years due to geopolitical tensions, inflation, and interest rate hikes. These factors are…

by Oscar Jofre

What is a Board of Directors?

Recently, we received a question from an issuer, asking to explain what a board of directors is. We believe that education is an essential part…

by Oscar Jofre

What You Should Know About Investing in Private Capital Markets

Investing in the private market can be a great way to gain returns unavailable elsewhere. With the right research, investments in private companies can yield…

by Oscar Jofre

How Do I Build a Community for My Company?

What is a community? The word can be defined as “a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society”…

by Oscar Jofre

Small Businesses and Their Economic Success

Small businesses have always been an integral part of the economy, contributing to job creation and economic growth. Over the last decade, small businesses have…

by Oscar Jofre

7 Golden Rules for the Secondary Market

Secondary markets provide investors a way to trade securities they have previously purchased or buy new ones offered by other investors. This blog will look…

by Oscar Jofre

5 Things You Need to Know About Transfer Agents

When a company issues securities, it is vital to keep the official record of ownership and distribution accurate and up-to-date at all times. This process…

by Oscar Jofre

KorePartner Spotlight: Richard Johnson, CEO of Texture Capital

At Texture Capital, the mission is to revolutionize the two trillion-dollar market for private securities by leveraging blockchain technology and smart contracts. The company has…

by Oscar Jofre

Approaching the 11th Anniversary of the JOBS Act

Eleven years ago, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law in a White House Rose Garden ceremony. Looking back on this…

by Oscar Jofre

Reforms to RegD

With Regulation D (RegD) offerings, companies are exempt from registering securities with the SEC. Under RegD, companies can raise capital from accredited investors (and a…

by Oscar Jofre

7 Things You Need to Raise Capital Online in 2023

. ising capital online can be a great way to a vast pool of potential investors. With the JOBS Act exemptions and many online funding…

by Oscar Jofre

Seeking Opportunities in Times of Crisis

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has sent shockwaves through the financial sector, sending bank stocks plummeting, heightening stresses, and leaving many people with feelings…

by Oscar Jofre

What is TradeCheck?

Through RegA+, RegCF, and RegD, hundreds of companies across the country have been able to raise capital from both retail and accredited investors. The shares…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Affinity Marketing?

Affinity marketing is an effective way to increase brand recognition and reach a larger target audience, especially when it comes to raising capital. By leveraging…

by Oscar Jofre

How Do I Grant Equity to Employees?

Equity to employees gives workers a share of ownership in the company they work for. Ownership in the form of a percentage can be given…

by Oscar Jofre

Addressing the Decrease in VC Funding to Women-Led Startups

In recent years, the number of female entrepreneurs has grown exponentially. Many women have decided to turn their business ideas into reality. Others have leveraged…

by Oscar Jofre

How Do I Know if My Cap Table is Ready?

A cap table (short for capitalization table) is essential for any company looking to raise capital. It provides a detailed breakdown of the equity owned…

by Oscar Jofre

Who Does Due Diligence on Companies using RegA+?

Due diligence is an essential part of the investment process. Especially following the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, which expanded Regulation A+ (RegA+),…

by Oscar Jofre

The Origins of Blockchain

It’s been a little over a decade since Blockchain technology was first introduced, but it’s already revolutionizing the way we do business. By eliminating the…

by Oscar Jofre

Online Capital Formation is Always Available, Even When VC Funding Is Not

The venture capital (VC) industry has been struggling since 2022. Venture funding has dropped by more than 50% since 2022 and late-stage investments have plummeted…

by Oscar Jofre

Why Use RegCF for Real Estate?

Companies in the real estate industry have a variety of financing options available for their projects, but one that is often overlooked is the use…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Tokenization in Real Estate?

Real estate tokenization is a new way of dividing property ownership rights using blockchain technology and digital tokens. Tokenization enables fractional real estate ownership, owning…

by Oscar Jofre

The Need for Compliant and Safe Online Capital Formation

In the State of the Union address given by President Joe Biden on February 7th, 2023, he remarked: “Every time somebody starts a small business,…

by Oscar Jofre

Is Reg D Suitable for My Company?

Regulation D (Reg D) is a set of rules established by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that allows companies to raise capital without…

by Oscar Jofre

What You Need to Know About Cap Table Management

More than a simple spreadsheet, a cap table (short for capitalization table) records detailed data regarding the equity owned by shareholders. When it comes to…

by Oscar Jofre

What You Need to Know About RegCF

Raising capital is always a challenge, especially in the startup sector, which means that it’s vital to understand all the options available and how they…

by Jason Futko

Online Capital Formation And Why You Have To Understand It

The JOBS Act reached its tenth anniversary in 2022. We celebrated the date with the launch of our Podcast, KoreTalkX, recently mentioned by Spotify as…

by Oscar Jofre

What You Need to Know About RegA+

If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise funds, you may have heard of Regulation A+, often referred to simply as Reg A+. This alternative…

by Oscar Jofre

How Does Technology Improve Transparency and Sustainability?

Technology has significantly impacted many different aspects of our lives, and the world of capital raising is no exception. With the help of technology, we…

by Oscar Jofre

Real Estate Revolution: Democratization Through Tokens

The real estate market has seen a substantial uptick in value, with more and more people looking to invest in this asset class. However, the…

by Mark Roderick

What eBAY Tells Us About Secondary Markets For Private Companies

This blog was originally written by KorePartner Mark Roderick. You can view the original post here.    The securities of private companies are illiquid, meaning…

by Oscar Jofre

How Can an Update on RegD Impact Private Markets?

Far larger than the initial public offering (IPO) market, Regulation D is incredibly important within the private capital markets, facilitating over $1 trillion in capital…

by Oscar Jofre

How is Equity Crowdfunding Different Than Kickstarter?

Kickstarter and equity crowdfunding are two different ways to raise money for a project or venture. Kickstarter is a platform where people can donate money…

by Oscar Jofre

How Much Can I Invest in a Company with RegCF?

As Regulation Crowdfunding offerings continue to grow in popularity, more and more investors are looking to get involved. RegCF gives investors the ability to invest…

by Oscar Jofre

Call Centers for RegA+

A call center can be extremely helpful for companies looking to raise capital through a Reg A+ offering. By having a dedicated call center, businesses…

by Oscar Jofre

What is the Role of FINRA?

When it comes to investment, there are a lot of things to think about. You want to make sure that you’re making smart decisions with…

by Oscar Jofre

How Does Tech Allow People to Make Smaller Investments?

The world of technology has completely revolutionized the way we view investments–no longer do people need to invest large sums of money to have access…

by Oscar Jofre

Female Startups Are Outperforming Male Led Startups

It is no secret that the world of startups and entrepreneurship is male-dominated. From the early days of Silicon Valley to the present day, men…

October 21, 2022

by Oscar Jofre

Over the Next Five Years, the Private Capital Market is Expected to Double

Over the past decade, fiscal stimulus and opportunities for liquidity have caused a surge within the private capital markets. Even though this year’s outlook is…

by Jason Futko

Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession – Breaking News

As the decriminalizing of marijuana is being extensively debated across the world, President Joe Biden just took his first major step in this direction. Biden…

by Oscar Jofre

Cannabis Consumers’ Home Growth Increases Worldwide

As marijuana becomes increasingly legalized all over the world, an interesting trend is developing–an increase in the home-growing of the plant. This can be seen…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreClient Spotlight: Fist Assist

Fist Assist Devices, LLC, a medical device company from Las Vegas, NV, is on a mission to increase and improve arm circulation around the world….

by Oscar Jofre

Best Practices for Shareholder Management

Shareholder management is a critical part of any company, but it can be especially daunting for those who have recently completed a RegA+ or RegCF…

by Oscar Jofre

Global Cannabis Sales are Projected to Skyrocket

Cannabis has been legalized for both medicinal and recreational use in many states, and this is only expected to increase the demand for the product….

by Oscar Jofre

KoreClient Spotlight: Stenergy

When Samuel and Leyla Butero decided to start their own business, they knew they had to offer a product that would make a difference in…

by Oscar Jofre

The Growth of Online Startup Investments

Investments in online startups have been growing rapidly in recent years, and the trend is expected to continue well into the future, with the number…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

Opportunities to Invest in the Private Capital Market

The private equity market is rapidly growing, fueled by expansions to the JOBS Act exemptions in 2021. By 2030, the private capital market is anticipated…

by Oscar Jofre

RegA+ Offers Stability for Issuers

When a company decides to go the RegA+ route, they are opting for a more stable and regulated way to raise capital. This is due…

by Jason Futko

The JOBS Act as the Founding Father Of A New Economy

April 5th, 2012. On this day, Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, signed the JOBS Act into law. This has touched so many…

August 3, 2022

by Oscar Jofre

The SEC Released its 41st Annual Small Business Forum Report

For 41 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has hosted its annual Small Business Forum. The event, led by the SEC’s Office of the Advocate…

by Oscar Jofre

A $30 Trillion Market in 8 Years: Shari Noonan Speaks with Crowdfund Insider

The private securities market is predicted to grow exponentially in the next decade, with a total value of $30 trillion by 2030. Recently, Shari Noonan,…

by Oscar Jofre

Oscar Jofre Speaks at Franchising Event in Denver, CO

We are always looking for ways to help our clients and the franchise community grow and succeed. That’s why we’re excited that our CEO, Oscar…

by Oscar Jofre

Examining RegCF Trends

The internet has put financial literacy resources at the tip of our fingers and has done the same for investment opportunities. Whether it’s an app…

by Oscar Jofre

Private Capital Trends for the Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, so does the need for new methods of raising capital. Revenues have doubled over the past three years,…

by Oscar Jofre

Is Equity Crowdfunding Immune to Market Volatility?

In a recent TechCrunch article, author Rebecca Szkutak asserts, “With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field…

by Peter Daneyko

What Independence Day means to KoreConX

Independence Day is a really iconic holiday. Parades and fireworks, concerts and cookouts, celebrations of what America is and what it aspires to be, surrounded…

July 4, 2022

by Oscar Jofre

What is KYC?

Each year, an estimated $2 trillion from illicit activities is laundered. This poses a significant challenge to financial institutions, requiring onerous efforts to verify that…

by Oscar Jofre

What Kind of Data is Relevant for Private Equity?

The world of private equity is shrouded in a certain amount of mystery. What data do private equity firms use when making their investment decisions?…

by Oscar Jofre

Recapping Our All-Star June Podcast Guests

Throughout June, we were happy to host another set of excellent speakers to add to our KoreTalkX series, covering timely topics like digital securities, RegA+…

by Oscar Jofre

There’s a Lot of Private Capital to Go Around

With all the turbulence in the public markets, private markets look even more attractive to investors.  The private markets are 4x the size of public…

by Oscar Jofre

Private Equity’s Primetime Has Arrived

Private equity’s primetime has arrived! This stems from a number of reasons, including favorable economic conditions for the private capital market. In fact, 42% of…

by Oscar Jofre

What Does ATS Mean in Trading

Many investors are turning to the private capital market to make long-term investments in light of the current market conditions. This has increased alternate trading…

by Oscar Jofre

Trends We Believe Will Shape Investment Crowdfunding

In the first half of the year, a great deal has happened in investment crowdfunding. We’ve seen several trends emerge that are worth looking at…

by Peter Daneyko

Quarterbacks: Their Role and Why They’re Essential for Your RegA+ Raise

In the world of Reg A+, quarterbacks are essential to a successful offering. They play a critical role in the overall success of an offering,…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

Security Tokens for RegA+

Although security tokens have been around for a while, they have started to gain popularity because they offer several advantages over traditional investment vehicles. In…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Peter Daneyko

Credit Cards, Escrow, and Broker-Dealers for RegA+ = $75 Million for Cannabis Companies

  “It’s About Time”   Up until now, it was a real challenge for Cannabis companies to take advantage of Reg A+ exemptions that allow…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Raise Green

How Does A Convertible Note Work?

This article was originally written by our KorePartners at Raise Green. View the original article here.  A Cornerstone of Regulation Crowdfunding Convertible notes are a…

by Oscar Jofre

Online is Proving Successful for Minority Founders

Minority-owned startups are proving to be incredibly successful in gaining exposure on online platforms, growing their customer base and raising capital. In 2021, funding from…

by Oscar Jofre

Why Are Brand Ambassadors Valuable Investors?

  When it comes to raising capital, it’s important to think outside the box. The JOBS Act created a new type of investor a “brand…

by Oscar Jofre

Tremendous Growth in Investments in Online Startups

Online startup investing has become more prevalent in recent years as the JOBS Act exemptions continue to evolve and grow more popular as a way…

by Jason Fishman

How to Ensure Your Marketing is Compliant During an Equity Crowdfunding Raise

You may be wondering, “Why is a marketing agency talking about compliance?”. We’re obviously not lawyers, but it is pivotal that compliance is offered at…

by Peter Daneyko

KoreConX and Medtech-Ecosystem Together at LSI Emerging Medtech Summit 2022

Experts in the life sciences sector will teach investors how to use Regulation A+ for successful capital raising   NEW YORK, February 23, 2022 –…

February 23, 2022

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Peter Daneyko

KoreConX and David Weild IV at LSI Emerging Medtech Summit 22

‘Father of the JOBS Act,’ Mr. Weild will join KoreConX to address a keynote on how Medtech is the new frontier to a successful capital…

February 8, 2022

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 StartEngine

How to Read a Startup’s Financial Statements

This article was originally written by our KorePartners at StartEngine. View the original post here.   When considering which startups to invest in, there is…

by Peter Daneyko

KoreConX Partners With LSI Emerging Medtech Summit 2022

Medtech and Life Sciences main event will be held next March in California. KoreConX is one of the supporting sponsors. NEW YORK, January 26, 2022…

by StartEngine

Investing in Startups 101

This article was originally written by our KorePartners at StartEngine. You can view the post here.  The high-speed world of startups, and the risks of…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Raise Green

What is Sustainable Investing?

This blog was originally written by our KorePartners at Raise Green. View the original post here.  OK, How Does Sustainable Investing Work? Some investors seek…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Brian Belley

Crowdfunding SAFE vs. Traditional SAFE – Key Differences

This blog was originally written for our KorePartner Bian Belley at Crowdwise. View the original article here.    Since its creation in 2013, the use…

by Jason Fishman

Why Digital Marketing is The Key to “Always Raising” Capital

In a recent webinar with StartEngine, Kevin O’Leary succinctly said, “great companies that are growing need money, and they should get it.”   With today’s…

by Oscar Jofre

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 New Direction Trust Co.

Crowdfunding with IRAs

This blog is was written by our KorePartners at New Direction Trust Co. View the original article here.    It would be an understatement to…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

What are the Benefits of Digital Securities for Issuers and Investors?

With the emergence and development of blockchain technology, digital securities have seen wider adoption by investors and investment firms. Arising from the need for protection…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Jason Fishman

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Equity Crowdfunding Portal

Written by KorePartner Jason Fishman at DNA. See the original post here.   Before the new SEC regulations, about 20% of Reg CF campaigns hit…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

$1 Billion Raised Through RegCF

It seems 2021 is the year where we continue to break new ground for the JOBS Act, and today marks a momentous milestone in its…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Mark Roderick

Using RegCF to Raise Money for a Non-US Business

To use Reg CF (aka Title III Crowdfunding), an issuer must be “organized under, and subject to, the laws of a State or territory of…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

What Forms of Alternative Finance are Available?

Starting a business can be difficult. Most young companies enter the scene with little capital to help them grow. Taking a loan out from the…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

KorePartner Spotlight: Douglas Ruark, Founder and President of Regulation D Resources

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

by Oscar Jofre

What is RegTech?

In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis and the subsequent recession that followed, there was a push to create new regulations to govern financial…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Regulated Crowdfunding

On April 5th of 2012, President Obama signed into law legislation called the JOBS Act. Four years after that act was signed, Title III of…

by Oscar Jofre

What is a RegA+ Annual Shareholder Meeting?

With Regulation A+ allowing companies to raise up to $75M USD, the regulation enables many great investors to support an issuer’s journey. From the everyday…

by Oscar Jofre

What is the role of a board director?

When thinking about corporate governance, the first roles that often come to mind are the executive officers like the CEO or CCO. These roles are…

by Sara Hanks

Reg A and Reg CF Issuers: Time to Count Your Shareholders!

Reg A and Reg CF have been around for a few years now and we are finding that some of our clients, especially those that…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

What is the Role of a Corporate Secretary?

A Corporate Secretary is a required position set forth by state corporation laws and is part of the ‘check and balance’ on board members and…

by Oscar Jofre

KorePartner Spotlight: Brian Belley, Founder and CEO of Crowdwise

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

by Oscar Jofre

What is Portfolio Management?

Portfolio management, at its most basic level, is the way that an investment portfolio is designed to align with the wants and needs of the…

by Oscar Jofre

What is a Minute Book and Why is it Important?

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…

by Oscar Jofre

What is 409(a) and Why Does My Company Need it?

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 Oscar Jofre

What is Alternative Finance?

By definition, alternative finance includes any financing source outside of the traditional realm of the traditional finance systems like regulated banks and stock markets. Such…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Due Diligence?

When it comes to investments of any kind, due diligence is essential for both issuers and investors alike. Do so what exactly is due diligence?…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Sara Hanks

How a Member of the Crowd Made Crowdfunding Easier

A while back, one of our favorite start-up clients called me and asked me to speak to a potential investor. Paul Efron, a resident of…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Lahdan Rahmati

Regulation A+ Is Even Better After Passage Of The Economic Growth Act

On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) into law. The Act was introduced by…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Lee E. Saba

Bringing Private Placements into the Digital Age

How blockchain-based technology will transform private markets   Remember the first time you drove a car with a rear-facing camera? The first time you streamed…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Andrew Stephenson

Effective Date of the Amendments to Reg CF and Reg A

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,…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Jeanne Campanelli

Warrant Issuers, Keep Your Offering Statement Evergreen

An increasing number of issuers have been using Regulation A to make continuous offerings of units, consisting of a combination of equity, often common stock,…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Sara Hanks

Foreign Issuers Using Regulation A and Regulation CF

For some reason, this issue has been coming up a lot lately. Our usual response to the question “Can non-US issuers make a Regulation A…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

Click “RESET”

In the future, 5 or 10 years from now, we will see an evolution in business and a paradigm shift occurring all due to the…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Andrew Stephenson

Reg CF Investment Vehicles: What Are They Good For?

In its recent rulemaking, the SEC added new Rule 3a-9 under the Investment Company Act to allow for the use of “crowdfunding vehicles” for Reg…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Sara Hanks

SEC Proposes Relief for “Finders”

I have long (oh so long) been one of those urging the SEC to give some clarity with respect to the status of “finders.” See here for…

by Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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 Oscar Jofre

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…

by Oscar Jofre

Forbes interview with KoreConX founders

Start-Up KoreConX Launches A New Blockchain Network To Connect The Private Capital Market Robert AnzaloneContributor  Crypto & Blockchain Do you know how to invest in…

by Sara Hanks

The SEC proposes expanding the “accredited investor” definition

The SEC has proposed amending the definition of “accredited investors.” Accredited investors are currently defined as (huge generalization here) people who have net worth of $1 million…

by Oscar Jofre

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms (RegCF)

As of 02 JUNE 2020, there are 51 active RegCF Equity Crowdfunding Platforms helping companies raise up to $1.0M USD. We are all anticipating that RegCF…

by Oscar Jofre

FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities

FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities The private markets are receiving a much updated revamp by the SEC which is having a major…

by Kendall Almerico

What is Reg A plus versus Reg A?

The simple answer is that today, Regulation A (Reg A) and Regulation A+ (Reg A+) are the exact same law. There is no difference, and…

by Oscar Jofre

Why is my cap table so important for my company?

It’s never too early in the process of building a company to start managing your capitalization table (otherwise known as a cap table). As a…

by Oscar Jofre

SEC changes to RegA+ and RegCF

On 04 March 2020, the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has laid out the proposed changes that are going to have a major impact on…

by Kiran Garimella

Finality, Settlement, and Validation: The Place to Start

One of the most important concepts in capital market transactions is settlement and finality. Even though the payment infrastructure gets the majority of airtime, settlement…

by Oscar Jofre

Global Crypto Twins one on one with Oscar Jofre co-founder of KoreConX

The Crypto Twins are well-recognized faces in the blockchain space and have been advocates and the voice for those who are supporting the global ecosystem…

by Oscar Jofre

Blockchain Radio’s one on one with KoreConX Chief Scientist/Technology Officer

This is a rare occasion to have our very own Dr. Kiran Garimella interviewed by Blockchain Radio’s Pierre Bourque, a leading talk show host for…

by Oscar Jofre

Midas Letter James West interviews CEO of KoreConX

The Midas Letter show is hosted by personality James West, who gets right into things with his guests. He is an advocate of the capital…

by Jason Futko

Understanding Digital Assets

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about crypto, tokens, blockchain, ICOs, STOs, Digital Securities, etc.  What does it all mean and…

by Kiran Garimella

Many Rights Make the KoreProtocol Right

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the highly entertaining farce of Craig Wright claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto by registering a copyright to…

by Oscar Jofre

Exempt Market Update 2019

The exempt market in Canada is going through some major developments that will fundamentally change how the private market will be seen by investors.Digital Securities…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreConX launches $15M Digital Securities Offering using its own Fully-Compliant KoreProtocol

KoreConX is excited to announce its Digital Securities Offering that will utilize its own KoreProtocol. The KoreProtocol is the world’s first complete end-to-end protocol that…

by Oscar Jofre

Reg A+ Webinar: Q&A Part I

The content on this webinar and associated blogs are provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice or…

by Oscar Jofre

Webinar sheds light on Digital Securities Terrain

The regulator’s message is clear: there’s no room for tampering with the regulation when it comes to capital raising, and many companies that invested time…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Luka Gubo, Blocktrade

  This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe…

by Oscar Jofre

Difference between Crypto and Security Token

Is there a difference between cryptocurrency and a security token? The answer is yes, there is a big difference. And it is time we get…

by Jonathan Heymann

Capital Raising “Capital markets point of view” dealer

For private issuers, raising capital is the next natural step once you have exhausted other traditional forms of financing. It becomes even more enticing when…

by Oscar Jofre

StartUp Law 101

Late last year I had the opportunity to collaborate with Catherine Lovrics, B.A., LL.B at Bereskin & Parr LLP, on the inner workings of raising…

by Oscar Jofre

Shareholders = Customers = Ambassadors

Each interview I’ve had in the past two weeks has asked a question about how some companies or outsiders believe that having a large pool…

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