Issuer.Direct is a wholly owned subsidiary of a company based in Chicago with offices in Santa Monica and New York City. Our parent company will be disclosed once we are in full launch mode. We are seasoned entrepreneurs and executives that understand capital markets and investing in small public companies and venture capital.
The JOBS ACT of 2012 is revolutionizing the way both private and public companies raise growth capital and disrupts the traditional investment banking, broker dealer, and venture capital models.
Issuer.Direct was formed to solve a huge problem in the US and Canadian capital markets today. The laws from the JOBS ACT allowing for general solicitation of accredited individuals also applies to small publicly traded companies as well. Investment banks and broker dealers are increasingly moving away from securities offerings of less than $5 million, and those that lead placements of $2 million or less are nearly non existent.
We at Issuer.Direct feel that we can help many high quality nano, micro, and small capitalization public companies raise the capital necessary to grow your business. In addition, why should accredited investors invest only in exciting companies that are private and assume significant liquidity risk. Private venture capital investments take 5-7 years on average to generate a “liquidity event”. The only way investors get their money out is if the business is bought out or IPO’s.
Even though small public companies can many times be thinly traded and not offer enormous liquidity, at least they offer SOME liquidity. Plus, many issuers on our platform have ample volume for investors at the $20k, $50k, and even $100k plus levels to liquidate in a relatively short period of time if they choose. We see this as a huge benefit to investors seeking venture capital like returns!