The Research Triangle Park

Crowdfunding your next fundraiser: the new N.C. options

THE FRONTIER | 800 PARK OFFICES DRIVE, RTP Jun 20 2:00 pm - Jun 20 3:30 pm

Because of legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly in July 2016, startups in North Carolina can now raise up to $2 million from average investors using their own web site or a registered funding portal. A further simplified option, called the Local Public Offering (LPO), permits raising up to $250,000 without use of a web site. Think of this as a friends-and-family round except now any North Carolina resident can back an offering. These options include various safeguards for investors while expanding fundraising avenues for startups. A representative of the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State’s Office will cover recent developments in investment crowdfunding including:

  • Data on what has worked and what has not in crowdfunding
  • Why breweries, distilleries and customer-driven companies are leading the pack
  • How more than 300 startups have filed for federal crowdfunding
  • Why N.C.’s LPO option is unique among states

Meeting location: The Fusion Room at The Frontier in RTP