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The Evolution of Private Investing

Until recent years, investing in private company securities was confined to wealthy investors, known as accredited investors. The Jumpstart Our Business Act of 2012 expanded and democratized regulations surrounding investments in private securities. The JOBS Act’s crowdfunding offering, Regulation Crowdfunding, opened new avenues for non-accredited investors to support startups and small businesses.

Prior to the JOBS Act, private businesses could only crowdfund via reward-based contributions and donations. These tools can still help companies raise capital for innovation and growth, but they do not benefit donors. With Regulation Crowdfunding, a company can now raise necessary funds while offering advocates an actual investment in a business represented as equity, debt, or both. For additional information, please contact Netshares. 

Our Services

Comprehensive and innovative, our investment banking services help companies meet their current and future capital needs.

Netshares Financial Services, LLC is an SEC-registered broker-dealer providing investment banking and corporate advisory services to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) and emerging growth companies (ECG’s). We serve a wide range of industries including consumer retail, hospitality, real estate, technology, financial services (fintech), and energy.

Investing in private companies is particularly risky and may result in total loss of invested capital. Investment opportunities posted on this Site are private placements of securities that are not liquid, involves a high degree of risk, and may lose value and subject to holding period requirements that are intended for investors who do not need liquidity. Investors should verify any issuer information they consider important before making an investment. For more information on risk factors, investors can click here and also reference the offering materials for each security.

Regulation A+

Broker-Dealer

Netshares Financial Services, LLC is an SEC registered broker-dealer and equity crowdfunding portal. Our goal is to partner with various business communities to provide access to quality investment opportunities and capital that will create jobs and provide economic growth opportunities.  

Raising Capital

All offers and sales of securities in the U.S. must be registered with the SEC or conducted pursuant to a federal exemption from registration. 

 

Regulation A+

  • Maximum Raise (Tier I): $20 million per 12 months; no investor limits

  • Maximum Raise (Tier II): $75 million per 12 months; non-accredited investors can invest the greater of ten percent of their income or net worth

  • Permitted Investors: anyone can invest

  • General Solicitation: permitted (public advertisement allowed); promote a prepared offering to the public

  • Testing the Waters: Permitted; search and examine the market for potential investors before an offering is ready

Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF)

  • Maximum Raise: $5 million per 12 months; investor limits based on income and net worth

  • Permitted Investors: anyone can invest

  • General Solicitation: permitted (public advertisement allowed); promote a prepared offering to the public

  • Testing the Waters: Permitted

Regulation D 

  • Maximum Raise: unlimited; no limit on how much an accredited investor can invest

  • Permitted Investors: limited to accredited investors only

  • General solicitation: permitted (public advertisement allowed): promote a prepared offering to the public

  • Testing the Waters: permitted; search and examine the market for potential investors before an offering is ready

Strategic Partners

Templum Markets

Vertalo

North Capital

Crowdcheck

Rocket Dollar

Alto IRA

All-Star Franchise 

Koreconx

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