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During your offering
As soon as an offering page through Netcapital goes live, investors can make investments. The money will be drawn from the investor account to be held in an escrow account. The offering must be kept open for a minimum of 21 days. If total capital in the escrow account meets the funding goal by the offering deadline and the offering closes, the money will then be disbursed from escrow and sent to your company account. Typically it takes 3-4 weeks to receive all of the funds after an offering closes.
Yes, we can support your decision to have rolling or multiple closings of your offering. Netcapital permits rolling closes, provided you meet the following conditions:
- Your company must disclose on its Form C that there may be an early initial closing, followed by multiple closings. Multiple closings cannot extend past the offering deadline date (unless you file an amendment to the Form C to extend the deadline) and cannot result in your company raising over maximum capital raise permitted under applicable SEC regulations of $1.07 million.
- No amendment is needed for a multiple close, provided you have already disclosed that your company may conduct rolling or multiple closings in the Form C. If you do not disclose this and then decide to conduct multiple closings, your company will have to file an amendment to Form C to make disclosures about its intention to conduct multiple closings at least five business days prior to date of the anticipated multiple close (absent a material change that would require an extension of the offering and and reconfirmation by investors of their investment commitment).
- Netcapital and your company follow all of the regular requirements for conducting a close, when doing multiple closings.
- Only one Form C-U has to be filed with the SEC, within 5 days of the offering deadline. No Form C-U is needed for each close when conducting rolling closes.
Netcapital will waive the escrow costs for two closings; however your company will incur these costs for all closings thereafter.
Yes, however all changes must go through Netcapital and all investors must be notified of the material change. Investors are then given one week to confirm they would like to continue with their investment based on the change.
The Offering will remain live on our site until the end of the offering period. No new investments will be accepted, however, Netcapital will collect information from investors who wish to be notified of available shares.
Yes, however this typically requires board approval and is the responsibility of the issuer and their board to notify all shareholders of the multiple offerings. One caveat: You may not work with any other Funding Portal by rule. If you are working with Netcapital and have an offering on netcapital.com to sell Title III securities, you may not sell Title III securities anywhere else.
Investors do not have to qualify as accredited investors to buy shares in your company. Under a 506(c) offering conducted by Livingston Securities, Inc. and under a Section 4(a)(6) offering conducted by Netcapital Funding Portal, Inc., general solicitation is allowed and is a great way to convert customers, vendors, employees, friends, family, local community, followers, and fans into investors in your company.
The amount raised during your offering may fluctuate due to Investors withdrawing their commitments or failing to provide proper verification. Investment commitments can be withdrawn up to 48 hours prior to the close of your offering.
After an offering has closed, the final amount that you will receive may be less than expected if any investors fail to qualify during the verification process.