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The term or phrase ‘Raise Capital’ dates back to
before the stock market crash of 1929. Whether a fortune 100 company is seeking capital or the next great inventor needs money to get an idea off the ground -- as a society both small
and big business is always looking to ‘Raise Capital’.
We cannot go a day without reading the Wall Street Journal or
watching CNBC to learn about a
company that needs to ‘Raise Capital’ – it a coined phrase that is part of culture, society and business evolution.
Over the past few years we have started to learn about
‘Crowd Funding’. The definition of
crowd funding (alternatively crowd financing or equity financing) is the collective efforts of individuals who network or pool
their money usually via the internet to ‘Raise Capital’ to support people, and organization or investment purpose. There are many crowdfunding websites such as
Kickstarter.com, Indiegogo.com, FundAnything.com, GoFundme.com, Crowdfunder.com, RocketHub, Crowdrise.com. It seems that everyday a new site attempts to join the crowdfunding boom. However, most of the names
are not memorable or marketable.
On April 5, 2012 President Barack Obama
signed into law the Jumpstart our Business
Startup Act (a/k/a JOBS Act) - which is intended to encourage the funding of United States businesses by easing various securities regulations.
The JOBS Act had bipartisan support in Congress. It was supported by many in the technology and startup communities, including Google, Steve Case (founder of AOL),
Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus), Jim Newton
(founder of TechShop), and
many other investors and entrepreneurs.
It is also supported by the National Venture Capital Association, which described the bill as modernizing regulations that were put in place almost 100 years before, by among other things
facilitating use of online services to make investments in small companies.
The JOBS Act is also a welcome development
for nonprofit organizations which operate crowd funding platforms for microfinance loans, such as Kiva and Zidisha. These organizations have not obtained licenses
as securities brokers due to high legal compliance costs. Kiva, an organization that allows individual web users to support microloans managed by intermediaries in
developing countries, complies with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations by making it impossible for lenders to earn a positive financial return. Zidisha,
which operates an eBay-style platform that allows individual web users to transact directly with computer-literate borrowers in developing countries, does allow lenders
to earn interest, but complies with SEC regulations by not guaranteeing cash payouts. RocketHub testified in Congress June 26, 2012 in support of the JOBS Act and its
intent to offer equity crowdfunding.
Regardless of what direction the JOBS Act goes
with allowing new “funding platforms” for non-accredited investors, the possibilities are wide open for various types of platforms for the domain RaiseCapital.com.
The domain RaiseCapital.com clearly describes
what everyone in crowdfunding is attemping to do. Everyone that posts a listing on any crowdfunding site is looking to: 'Raise Capital".
Moreover, ask any entrepreneur, start-up, small business owner,
mid-tier company, fortune 100 or fortune 500 company, if they have ever said they need to 'Raise Capital'. The answer is yes !!!
Comp domain sales: PersonalLoans.com sold for a reported $1,000,000 (2012). Investing.com sold for a reported price of $2,450,000 (2012).