Though I regularly speak at national alternative finance events it has not been my custom or practice to independently publicize these events. So today being Columbus Day, an historic event marking the voyage of Christopher Columbus toward new horizons, I thought this would be as good a day as any to break with tradition and call attention to my next speaking event – open to the public.
On November 10, 2016, I will be joined by more than a dozen of some of the most prominent professionals in the new Regulation A+ financing space, representing the critical areas of a Regulation A+ financing: legal, accounting and marketing. The event, which is open to the public, is The Regulation A+ Bootcamp. The venue, and ringleader of this event, is none other than OTC Markets at their headquarters in New York City. And it is specifically targeted toward both early stage and privately held mature companies who are considering their financing options. Co-sponsoring this event is Crowdfund Beat, a leading crowdfunding media publication and event organizer. Additional details regarding this Event are available here.
OTC Markets has been a leader in supporting a strong secondary market for Regulation A+ securities. It has also been an outspoken advocate for expanding all avenues of capital formation for both mature companies and SME’s. Its most recent, visible example is its Petition for Rulemaking filed with the SEC in June 2016 requesting the SEC to expand the use of Regulation A+ to fully reporting companies. Currently, the SEC’s regulations limit the use of Regulation A+ to non-reporting companies and companies reporting under the SEC’s new, streamlined reporting requirements under Regulation A+. This limitation is nowhere found in the statute mandating Regulation A+, Title IV of the JOBS Act of 2012.
The Petition has already garnered public support from some of the leading industry participants. Any of you wishing to weigh in on expanding the use of Regulation A+ can do so via the SEC’s website. You are also free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Petition.
And in the interest of full disclosure, as noted in the Petition, I had the privilege of working with OTC Markets in connection with the preparation of the Petition.