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Colorado Crowdfunding  Presented by Vim ConsultingThank You Rockies Venture Club
Agenda•  Introduction•  Overview of Openshop•  History of Crowdfunding•  Five Funding Options•  Top Five Fundability Requi...
About BrianPersonalI am a dad with two boys, conscious entrepreneur and committed to myspiritual inner journey, my purpose...
DisclaimerI am not an attorney, nor play one ontelevision. I am not providing legal adviceand you are advised to talk to a...
Colorado CrowdfundingPart One: History of Crowdfunding
What is Crowdfunding?•A collective effort from many individuals tofund a charity, event, business, artist andother project...
Crowdfunding	  Worldwide	  Image	  Credit:	  PleaseFund.us	  and	  crowdsourcing.org	  
Types	  of	  Crowdfunding	  •  Micro-­‐Finance	  
Types	  of	  Crowdfunding	  •  Peer	  to	  Peer(P2P)	  
Types	  of	  Crowdfunding	  •  Reward	  
Types	  of	  Crowdfunding	  •  Equity	  
Early	  Crowdfunded	  Ventures	                         Irish Loan Fund- 1700s
Poli>cians	  Join	  the	  Act	  
Power	  of	  the	  Internet	  
$10M	  Campaign	  
$200M,	  5M,	  7	  Months	  Online	  Image	  Credit:	  Gplus.com	  
First	  $1M	  Plus	  Equity	  Deal	  
$128,542,079.00	  and	  Going	  Strong	  
Perks	  versus	  Security	  	  Pros	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Cons              ...
JOBS Act- April 5th 2012
Colorado CrowdfundingPart Two: Five Funding Options
Options for Issue1. Form RL-Limited Registration by Qualification2. CO U-7 SCOR-Small Company OfferingRegistration- with R...
Form RL          Key Qualification80% of raise must be spent in Colorado entityMajority of employees based in COAll invest...
Form RL Registration       Key Advantages•    Limited documentation•    Reviewed financials•    The Colorado Division of S...
SCOR Key Qualifications-47 States offer a SCOR, filed underuniformed application U-7-Must file Federal Exemption- Reg D 50...
Reg A Key Qualifications-Federal Exemption by Review-Complete and File Form 1-A-Reviewed by the SEC-Verbally "Testing the ...
Reg D 504 MAIE-Only generally solicit to Accredited Investors-Must file Reg D 504 with SEC and CDOS-Maximum raise $1M in 1...
Reg D 506-Practically only sell to Accredited Investors-Currently NO advertising or general solicitation- Title II JOBS Ac...
FormsU-7Form 1-AForm RLForm DMAIE Form
Other DocumentationPrivate Placement MemorandumShareholder AgreementLoan AgreementLeasesPurchase OrdersExpert OpinionsAcco...
Takeaways•    You have four current options for selling     securities to the public now•    In the future with the JOBS A...
Colorado CrowdfundingPart Three: Top Five Fundability         Requirements
Top 5 Fundability Requirements1. Completing Your Compliance2. Understanding Your Investor3. Setting Amount and Use of Fund...
Completing Your Compliance1.  Determine both Federal and State    requirements2.  Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure3.  Ac...
Understanding Your Investor1.  What stage is your business?2.  What type of investor is best for stage?3.  Know your inves...
Setting Amount and Use of            Funds1.  What can you do that is amazing on    minimal raise?2.  How reasonable is th...
Determining Valuation
Determining a Fair Valuation1.  Entrepreneurs tend to over value and    investors under value.2.  What facts do you have t...
Committing to a Campaign Plan1.Plan the campaign2.Create your campaign3.Launch your campaign4.Drive your campaign
Go Raise Money!
Takeaways•    Good compliance is a win for everyone•    Know everything about your target     investor•    Be totally tran...
Colorado CrowdfundingPart Four: CO Crowdfunding         Workshop
Why take this workshop?
Hard to find Capital
General Solicitation InvestinMyCompany.com
Who is it for?Any business that is ready to raise capitalusing general solicitationAny business that generally seek under$...
FundingLaunchPad.com
Workshop InformationJoin us for our three day intensive program February 11th, 13th & 15thFocus on Form RL, SCOR, Reg A, R...
Sign Up Today!Investment $1497, limited to first 10.If you sign up and pay today you also get-a free 1 hour coaching sessi...
Free Strategy Session• If this is for you, please complete the attached form and return it to me.• I will select 2 applica...
We Make It Easy
Thank youJoin Colorado Capital Formation Meetup for events on allways to raise capital for your business!
Vim	  Consul>ng	  Informa>on	  •    Contact	  Info:	  •    Brian@Vim.biz	  •    303-­‐408-­‐3671-­‐	  Mobile	  Number	  • ...
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  1. 1. Colorado Crowdfunding Presented by Vim ConsultingThank You Rockies Venture Club
  2. 2. Agenda•  Introduction•  Overview of Openshop•  History of Crowdfunding•  Five Funding Options•  Top Five Fundability Requirements•  CO Crowdfunding Workshop
  3. 3. About BrianPersonalI am a dad with two boys, conscious entrepreneur and committed to myspiritual inner journey, my purpose is to live passionately inspired to createconnection and full engagement, All-American swimmer in collegeProfessional•Visionary in my EZOG Style•I am an entrepreneur - over 20 years of experience•I raised almost $2 million in private equity•Board Member Crowdfunding Professional Associations•Founder, CEO of Vim, Inc•Co-Creator of Funding Launchpad, Vim Insights, Vim Quests, Vim Loft, Vim Events, Vim Startups, Vim Fundability, Vim Lending, Vim SoftwarePrograms: Colorado Crowdfunding Intensive
  4. 4. DisclaimerI am not an attorney, nor play one ontelevision. I am not providing legal adviceand you are advised to talk to an attorneywith any securities transactions you areengaged in.
  5. 5. Colorado CrowdfundingPart One: History of Crowdfunding
  6. 6. What is Crowdfunding?•A collective effort from many individuals tofund a charity, event, business, artist andother projects typically online.•The JOBS Act is a Game Changer–Title II–Title III
  7. 7. Crowdfunding  Worldwide  Image  Credit:  PleaseFund.us  and  crowdsourcing.org  
  8. 8. Types  of  Crowdfunding  •  Micro-­‐Finance  
  9. 9. Types  of  Crowdfunding  •  Peer  to  Peer(P2P)  
  10. 10. Types  of  Crowdfunding  •  Reward  
  11. 11. Types  of  Crowdfunding  •  Equity  
  12. 12. Early  Crowdfunded  Ventures   Irish Loan Fund- 1700s
  13. 13. Poli>cians  Join  the  Act  
  14. 14. Power  of  the  Internet  
  15. 15. $10M  Campaign  
  16. 16. $200M,  5M,  7  Months  Online  Image  Credit:  Gplus.com  
  17. 17. First  $1M  Plus  Equity  Deal  
  18. 18. $128,542,079.00  and  Going  Strong  
  19. 19. Perks  versus  Security    Pros                                              Cons  Pros                                              Cons Perks Based Security Based
  20. 20. JOBS Act- April 5th 2012
  21. 21. Colorado CrowdfundingPart Two: Five Funding Options
  22. 22. Options for Issue1. Form RL-Limited Registration by Qualification2. CO U-7 SCOR-Small Company OfferingRegistration- with Reg D 5043. Regulation A4. Reg D 504 MAIE5. Reg D 506 Exemption Title II JOBS Act
  23. 23. Form RL Key Qualification80% of raise must be spent in Colorado entityMajority of employees based in COAll investors must be CO residentsColorado Entity$1M in 12 monthsEscrow requiredMin/Max
  24. 24. Form RL Registration Key Advantages•  Limited documentation•  Reviewed financials•  The Colorado Division of Securities (DORA) should decide within 14 business days•  $75 filing fee•  Lowest compliance cost option
  25. 25. SCOR Key Qualifications-47 States offer a SCOR, filed underuniformed application U-7-Must file Federal Exemption- Reg D 504-$1M in 12 months-$1.00 per share min-Can require audited financials, ongoingrequirement for audit post funding-Escrow required-Min/Max
  26. 26. Reg A Key Qualifications-Federal Exemption by Review-Complete and File Form 1-A-Reviewed by the SEC-Verbally "Testing the Waters"-Offering Circular required-Currently up to $5M in 12 months-No set requirement for accounting although SEC can require audited-No escrow or min/max
  27. 27. Reg D 504 MAIE-Only generally solicit to Accredited Investors-Must file Reg D 504 with SEC and CDOS-Maximum raise $1M in 12 months--Usually offered through Private Placement Memorandum-There is no qualificationFile MAIE Form with CDOS
  28. 28. Reg D 506-Practically only sell to Accredited Investors-Currently NO advertising or general solicitation- Title II JOBS Act changes this-Usually audited financials are required-Unlimited amount of capital-Usually offered through Private Placement Memorandum-There is no qualification
  29. 29. FormsU-7Form 1-AForm RLForm DMAIE Form
  30. 30. Other DocumentationPrivate Placement MemorandumShareholder AgreementLoan AgreementLeasesPurchase OrdersExpert OpinionsAccounting Opinions
  31. 31. Takeaways•  You have four current options for selling securities to the public now•  In the future with the JOBS Act you will have two more•  Selling securities to the public is only right for some businesses•  Compliance is a significant component of general solicitation•  The Vim Fundability Decision Tree
  32. 32. Colorado CrowdfundingPart Three: Top Five Fundability Requirements
  33. 33. Top 5 Fundability Requirements1. Completing Your Compliance2. Understanding Your Investor3. Setting Amount and Use of Funds4. Determining a Fair Valuation5. Committing to a Campaign Plan
  34. 34. Completing Your Compliance1.  Determine both Federal and State requirements2.  Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure3.  Accurately complete all documentation4.  Secure advisors and/or counsel
  35. 35. Understanding Your Investor1.  What stage is your business?2.  What type of investor is best for stage?3.  Know your investor preferences and past investments4.  Know psychographics and demographics5.  Find a way to get in front of these people
  36. 36. Setting Amount and Use of Funds1.  What can you do that is amazing on minimal raise?2.  How reasonable is this amount based on your stage and valuation?3.  Completely understand and disclose how you plan to spend the money4.  What milestones will funding complete?5.  When will you need money again?
  37. 37. Determining Valuation
  38. 38. Determining a Fair Valuation1.  Entrepreneurs tend to over value and investors under value.2.  What facts do you have to support your valuation claims?3.  Get market feedback and listen to first investors about your valuation.4.  100% of $0, 10% of $1,000,000
  39. 39. Committing to a Campaign Plan1.Plan the campaign2.Create your campaign3.Launch your campaign4.Drive your campaign
  40. 40. Go Raise Money!
  41. 41. Takeaways•  Good compliance is a win for everyone•  Know everything about your target investor•  Be totally transparent in use of funds•  Create a valuation that works for you and the investor, must be realistic and fair to both parties.•  Commitment to raise money is critical
  42. 42. Colorado CrowdfundingPart Four: CO Crowdfunding Workshop
  43. 43. Why take this workshop?
  44. 44. Hard to find Capital
  45. 45. General Solicitation InvestinMyCompany.com
  46. 46. Who is it for?Any business that is ready to raise capitalusing general solicitationAny business that generally seek under$1M in capital Reg A is $5MAny business with lots of CO connections,fans, customers or social networkAny business that simply wants to learnhow to raise capital like a professional
  47. 47. FundingLaunchPad.com
  48. 48. Workshop InformationJoin us for our three day intensive program February 11th, 13th & 15thFocus on Form RL, SCOR, Reg A, Reg D 504 MAIE and Reg D 506 registrations and Crowdfunding modelOnly have 9 slots open for class
  49. 49. Sign Up Today!Investment $1497, limited to first 10.If you sign up and pay today you also get-a free 1 hour coaching session prior to workshop-a free review of your Form RL, SCOR or PPM-$1000 off FundingLaunchpad.comA total of $1750 free additional value
  50. 50. Free Strategy Session• If this is for you, please complete the attached form and return it to me.• I will select 2 applications to meet with in next two weeks• If you want to stay connected to all of our funding news please sign up for our newsletter.
  51. 51. We Make It Easy
  52. 52. Thank youJoin Colorado Capital Formation Meetup for events on allways to raise capital for your business!
  53. 53. Vim  Consul>ng  Informa>on  •  Contact  Info:  •  Brian@Vim.biz  •  303-­‐408-­‐3671-­‐  Mobile  Number  •  www.StartupGuru.com  •  LinkedIn:  Brian  Tsuchiya  •  Contact  Info  for  Nancy  Steele:  •  Nancy@Vim.biz  •  720-­‐881-­‐1236  Mobile  Number   •  Contact  Info  for  Tara  Powers   •  Tara@Vim.biz   •  303-­‐875-­‐5011-­‐  Mobile  Number  
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