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  About Us

 

Netshares is a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) registered broker-dealer and a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm providing investment banking and corporate advisory services. Our advisory services include capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, and equity financing solutions. We strive to provide compelling investment opportunities to our investors while meeting the capital needs of our issuer clients in an ethical, transparent, fair, and innovative manner.

Integrity And Transparency

Integrity and transparency are the cornerstones to how we communicate with our investing community, and Netshares is committed to providing clear and transparent communication to the financial community it serves.

 

Our goal is to help our clients make sound decisions in an increasingly complex world of business. That means ensuring that our clients have full and easy access to information. Investors need to understand the risks and opportunities prior to making an investment decision. Our relationships with the investing community is based on trust, integrity, and transparency.

The Evolution of Private Investing

Until recent years, investing in private company securities was confined to extremely 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.

 

Companies can raise money through crowdfunding in three ways: reward-based, donation-based, and equity crowdfunding. Reward-based funds involve contributions in return for rewards or perks from a company. Examples include Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Donation-based contributions require no expected return. And equity crowdfunding entails monetary contributions in return for an investment--equity, debt, derivative, or a hybrid.

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 Reg CF, a company can now raise necessary funds while offering advocates an actual investment in a business represented as equity, debt, or both.

Mission Statement

To provide everyone access to quality investments and capital that will create jobs and provide economic development opportunities.

Integrity And Transparency

Integrity and transparency are the cornerstones to how we communicate with our investing community, and Netshares is committed to providing clear and transparent communication to the financial community it serves.

 

Our goal is to help our clients make sound decisions in an increasingly complex world of business. That means ensuring that our clients have full and easy access to information. Investors need to understand the risks and opportunities prior to making an investment decision. Our relationships with the investing community is based on trust, integrity, and transparency.

Industry Focus

As an intermediary, we provide opportunities to connect private companies with investors for securities offered and sold under Title II, III, and IV of the JOBS Act. Netshares provides 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.

David Lee is the Founder and CEO of Netshares, LLC. His career began on Wall Street in 1994. His specialties include investment banking, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and capital formation strategies. He has over 25 years in banking and financial advisory for both institutional and individual investors and has previously worked for Morgan Stanley, Raymond James, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Charles Schwab. Mr. Lee is also the founder of All-Star Franchise, LLC (www.allstarfranchise.com), a franchise development company. Over the course of his career, he has been a franchise operator, developer, multi-unit operator, franchisor, and founder of various franchise companies.

Mr. Lee earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown and holds FINRA licenses 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 27, 66, and 79 securities registrations.

Our
Leadership

David Lee​

Founder and CEO
 

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