EarlyShares.com and Navocate® Sign Strategic Crowdfunding Alliance

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EarlyShares.com, America's first crowdfunding platform whose mission is to fund early-stage and entrepreneurial companies under the recently passed JOBS Act, is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with Navocate Business Sales + Acquisitions.

EarlyShares.com, a crowdfunding platform whose mission is to fund early-stage and entrepreneurial companies under the recently passed JOBS Act, is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with Navocate Business Sales + Acquisitions. Navocate will serve as EarlyShares.com’s official provider for merger & acquisition intermediary services to all EarlyShares.com crowdfunded companies. EarlyShares.com will serve as Navocate’s official crowdfunding platform for its early-stage companies.

EarlyShares.com is quickly becoming the industry standard “go to” crowdfunding portal. Once the SEC finalizes its rulemaking, EarlyShares.com will raise capital from small investors to fund entrepreneurial companies. Under the Act, crowdfunded companies can raise up to $1,000,000 from investors through funding portals such as EarlyShares.com. Additionally companies will no longer be limited to the 500-shareholder rule, or any other State shareholder count limit, as the Federal Jobs Act pre-empts State law. The new limit is 2,000 shareholders. Under the new JOBS Act signed by President Obama on April 5th 2012, investors with annual incomes of less than $100k will be limited to $2,000 investments, while those who make over $100k annually will be limited to $10,000.

Navocate will provide M&A services to EarlyShares.com portfolio companies that mature to be sold as a corporate acquisition or to partner with private equity. “EarlyShares.com targets and validates companies that can provide our crowdfunding investors a good return on investment within three years of the funding date,” said Maurice Lopes, CEO of EarlyShares.com. “Partnering with Navocate provides our later-stage portfolio companies with a relatively easy and convenient transition path for acquisition by larger companies, or to partner with private equity for continued growth.”
Karl F. Buhl, managing member of Navocate, said, “We are pleased to be selected as the official M&A service provider for all EarlyShares.com portfolio companies. Navocate will be there to successfully transition EarlyShares.com’s emerging companies by providing M&A intermediary services for corporate acquisitions, or by matching emerging companies with a private equity partner.”

About EarlyShares.com
EarlyShares.com, founded in 2011, is an equity-based crowdfunding platform (Funding Portal) which provides early-stage companies and investors a secure, easy to use platform for raising and investing capital. EarlyShares.com has corporate offices in Miami, FL. Contact: Maurice Lopes, CEO. PR(at)EarlyShares(dot)com http://www.EarlyShares.com

About Navocate Business Sales + Acquisitions
Navocate provides business sales and acquisitions services for emerging companies with revenues between $3M and $30M. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Navocate focuses on the under-served M&A segment above business brokers, and below investment banks. Contact: Paul Winkle. paul(at)navocate(dot)com. http://www.navocate.com

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