Accredited Investor Crowdfunding
The purpose of this book is to describe how an established technology company or commercial real estate partnerships can use CrowdFunding to raise capital from accredited investors.
The book is targeted to commercial real estate developers, and small private technology companies, usually with less than 10 employees, and with more than 3 years of operational experience.
The method of raising capital explained in this book is useful to commercial real estate firms who desire to raise large amounts of capital, at one time, to fund large scale developments. Generally, for commercial real estate firms, the amount of the capital raise would be over $10 million.
Generally, for technology companies, the goal for the amount raised would be around $1 – 5 million. Most of the capital would be used for such items as new staff, sales and marketing, and new capital equipment. From a technological point of view, the capital would generally be used to improve an existing product or service, called a sustaining innovation.
The target market for finding potential investors for both technology firms and commercial real estate partnerships is the 8 million, or so, wealthy individuals, who earn more than $200,000 per year. These type of wealthy investors are commonly called "accredited" because they meet the criteria and guidelines in SEC rules for making a risky private investment.
About the Author
GABBY Press is the publishing company of The Citizens Liberty Party News Network. The Gabby website is owned by Laurie Thomas Vass, the General Partner, and author of books at Gabby Press and of articles at CLPnewsnetwork.com.
She is a regional economist and a constitutional economist. Her political ideology is natural rights conservative.
She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Regional Planning.
She was a solo practitioner registered investment advisor for 30 years. She was cited by Peter Tanous, in The Wealth Equation, as one of the top 100 private money managers in the nation.
She is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment.
Method of Identifying A Universe of Stocks for Inclusion Into An Investment Portfolio
United States Patent 7,251,627
Vass July 31, 2007
The method explained in her patent is based upon her theory of how technology evolves.
She is the author of 12 books and over 130 scholarly articles on the Social Science Research Network author platform, and is currently ranked in the top 1.1% of over 580,000 economic authors, worldwide, on the SSRN platform.
In addition to her interest in economics, she also has an interest in North Carolina history and public policy issues. Many of her articles and books about North Carolina are archived in the Carolina Collection at Wilson Library at UNC.
She has an interest in the topic of entrepreneurship. One of her early economic research papers, written for the North Carolina Department of Labor, included the policy guidelines for creating what eventually became The North Carolina Council For Entrepreneurial Development.
Prior to starting her investment advisory company, she was a regional economist and advisor to the Board of Directors of B.C. Hydro, and also served as an economic advisor to the N. C. Commissioner of Labor. She learned the retail stock trade as a broker, at E. F. Hutton.