Category Archives: Cutting Edge Capital

Impact Investing Platform SVX.US Debuts With Offering by TechSoup

A new impact investing platform is launching this week and its first offering—a financially self-sufficient global nonprofit—signals the type of innovative social enterprises it aims to help. The funding platform, SVX.US, is a three-way collaboration between Cutting Edge Capital, the Bay Area-based community capital consulting firm, Bequia Securities, a broker-dealer, and SVX Canada, an impact […]

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Real Pickles: Anatomy of a Successful DPO

Long before the JOBS Act and state-specific laws legalized investment crowdfunding, there was the direct public offering, or DPO, a sort of do-it-yourself IPO. Kassandra Mayhew of Cutting Edge Capital recently talked to Real Pickles cofounder Addie Rose Holland (pictured at left) about how a DPO helped the Greenfield, MA company transition to a worker-owned […]

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How the New ‘Opportunity Zone’ Incentives Can Work in Your Community

Tucked into the sprawling 2017 tax law was a provision for the creation of  “Opportunity Zones” that offer investor tax incentives intended to draw long-term investment to struggling areas of the country. While not specifically designed for community capital and everyday investors, Brian Beckon of Cutting Edge Capital lays out three ways to create opportunity […]

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Four Ways to Create a Community-Scale Investment Fund in 2017

Community capital is about empowerment of communities. It is a set of strategies that allows ventures to raise capital from their ideal investors within their own community, allows anyone of virtually any economic class to invest in their community, and allows communities to build wealth though a cycle of investment, growth, profit, and reinvestment. Community […]

Community Capital: Impact Investing, By and For the People

There’s a refrain we’ve been hearing recently at gatherings of community organizers: “Nothing about us without us is for us.” While these words echo a centuries-old Latin slogan (“nihil de nobis, sine nobis”), they reflect a profound truth as relevant today as it has ever been. Their meaning is something like this: “Don’t try to […]

How The JOBS Act Gets it Wrong—And DPOs Get it Right

The last few years have been exciting ones, as new crowdfunding laws at the state and federal level have been passed that allow people to easily invest in small, growing companies—the kind of investments that, since the Securities Act of 1933, have been the exclusive purview of accredited, or wealthy, investors. In many ways, it […]

Old-School Crowdfunding: Meet the Direct Public Offering

Equity crowdfunding and Regulation A+ grab the headlines. So it may be news to some that investment crowdfunding was around long before the JOBS Act was a gleam in Patrick McHenry’s eye. It just went by a different name: the Direct Public Offering, or DPO. And in spite of the new crowdfunding options ushered in […]