Interest in Crowdfunded IPOs Picking Up Speed

With recent Wall Street Initial Public Offering (IPO) blunders like Facebook, more and more companies are looking to take their IPO direct to the public. As the leader in the crowdfunding IPO business, IPOVillage.com has seen interest soar.

We have signed two IPO deals with businesses, both of which found us through the IPOVillage.com website. Because of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules, we’re not able to announce what these companies are right now. An announcement will be made as soon as we can.
Two more companies are in negotiations with us now to handle their IPO. Again, as soon as we’re allowed to, an announcement will be made.

This is exciting stuff.

LOOKING BETTER ALL THE TIME

Going direct to the public, sidestepping the costly and complicated Wall Street process, just makes good fiscal sense.

A traditional Wall Street-type IPO could cost a company as much as 10 percent of the total IPO investment. That’s money the company will never see. That’s investment dollars the company has lost. That’s capital which could have been used to buy more equipment, re-invest in the company and otherwise improve the business.

But, it’s gone forever.

Instead of handing over commissions, discounts and premiums to a syndicate of Underwriters, institutional investment bankers and lawyers, IPOVillage puts maximum money into the company.

2O13 IPOs SOARING

The way things are going, 2013 will be a banner year for crowdfunding IPOs and IPOVillage.com .

Many, many more companies have expressed interest having IPO Village handle their upcoming IPOs. The website gets an increasing number of hits every weekly from companies interested in going public. We’re sending out information packages regularly.

Interest is heaviest from consumer product businesses and tech companies with a strong customer affinity and customer base. For these companies, IPOVillage makes sense. These businesses are built on loyal customers. Those customers, who built the company into what it is today, deserve to share in the success of the business.

BUSINESSES REWARD LOYAL CUSTOMERS

By sending the IPO direct to the public, the business gives its loyal customers the chance to buy stock at the true IPO price. By going through IPOVillage.com , the buyers do not have to deal with brokers, stock advisers and analysts.

This crowdfunding means everyone saves money. Crowdfunding means everyone has a chance to share in the true profits.

Crowdfunding IPOs, as handled by IPOVillage.com , treats a business’ customers with respect, integrity and genuinely shows how much those customers are appreciated.

NONE TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL

There’s no size limit for a company to go through IPOVillage. Global companies with thousands of employees across the planet can benefit from direct-to-the-public IPOs. But just like the business world that is mostly made of small companies, small companies are the majority of businesses approaching IPOVillage.

Small businesses don’t have the resources giant global corporations have. Because of this, if they take the traditional IPO route, they have to hire even more people to help navigate the process. That translates to even more money out of their pockets. That’s lost money.

The 2013 IPOs are on track to set a record.

If your business is looking for a way to raise capital for expansion and improvement and you’d like to reward your loyal customers, consider releasing stock through crowdfunding IPO. As an industry leader, IPOVillage.com has built its business by helping small and medium customers. Let us show you how 2013 can be the year your business soars.

Interested in learning if your business is a candidate to go public in 2013 utlizing the IPO Village Crowdfunded IPO Model? We are offering a FREE analysis from IPO VIllage and First Line Capital. Please contact us here.

 

Open Letter to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo – RE: Crowdfunding

To: DICK COSTOLO, CEO Twitter.com
From: HOWARD ORLOFF, Mayor IPOVillage.com
RE: Crowdfunding Twitter’s Initial Public Offering

Mr. Costolo,

Your recent interview in the New York Times and CFO Ali Rowghani appearing in Bloomberg have ramped up speculation that the company will be going public sometime soon.

With Twitter now seriously considering going public, you need to give thought to how you plan to do this. Taking the traditional way, working through a fleet of lawyers, brokers and investment banks has worked for a lot of companies, but it has also cost them a lot of money.

If Twitter takes the traditional route, it’s going to cost the company $150 million or more in discounts to the investment banks, lawyer fees and percentages paid to people who run the deal.

Mr. Costolo, that’s $150 million or more Twitter will never see.

Look at it this way. Your company is forecasting at least $1 billion in sales by 2014. $150 million is 15 percent of that expected revenue. Are you really willing to hand 15 percent of Twitter’s expected income over to a group of people who have done nothing to help your company?

Twitter holds a very special position in the world of mass communication. Twitter is powered by ordinary citizens across the world. Tweets by people are now major news. Twitter has already been cited as a significant source of information in countries where political strife has turned violent.

Mr. Costolo, Twitter is the everyman. It is the average person walking down the street with a smartphone. It is people who send a notice about the birth of a child and people who send a picture about government forces attacking rebels. It is politicians making missteps and touting their platform.

Mr. Costolo, Twitter is true mass media.

Since the masses are the people who make Twitter what it is, let the masses also share in the bounty that Twitter will produce. Let them share directly in the profits. Let them invest directly in the company that is now such an important part of their life.
By offering investment access in Twitter through a Crowdfunded DPO (Direct Public Offering), you have the opportunity to change capital finance to the same extent Twitter has changed the way the world communicates.

Take the Twitter IPO direct. Don’t lose $150 million to consultants, huge Wall Street banks and lawyers. Keep that money for the company. Don’t let these consultants and investment banks set the price for Twitter only to see the price plummet as Facebook’s stock price did.

Let the masses, the very people who have made Twitter into a global success, have direct participation. Let them buy stock direct, no middle man, no waiting until huge investment houses have made a profit (and kept Twitter from receiving that money).

Mr. Costolo, you owe the people who make Twitter what it is the chance to get in on the ground floor of the company. Let them invest direct with a crowdfunded IPO. Let them reap the profits and let Twitter gather as much from the IPO as it can.

Sincerely

Howard Orloff
Mayor, IPOVillage.com