Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
EarlyShares (http://www.EarlyShares.com) the leading Equity Based Crowdfunding platform, announces its acquisition of HelpersUnite (http://www.helpersunite.com), a crowdfunding portal dedicated to artistic and cause-related projects. This acquisition, the first of a platform in the crowdfunding industry, facilitates EarlyShares’ plan to build an umbrella of crowdfunding options.
HelpersUnite was launched by New York-based Crowdnetic (http://www.crowdnetic.com) in September of 2011 and is the world's first platform to combine artistic creativity, entrepreneurial crowdfunding and event ticket sales, with charitable giving. It raises money, increases awareness, and generates an audience for special events all at once in one place. To date, HelpersUnite has assisted more than a 100 artists and entrepreneurs in funding their dream projects while also providing access to more than 1,000,000 U.S.-based charities.
“We investigated several potential partners and HelpersUnite was by far the best,” said EarlyShares Co-Founder and CEO, Maurice Lopes. “HelpersUnite was attractive because we wanted to be able to operate in the crowdfunding space while the SEC writes the rules governing Equity Based Crowdfunding.” Equity Based Crowdfunding regulations will be finalized in early 2013.
HelpersUnite presented EarlyShares with a full package of attributes that included name recognition, a large following, back-end technology that easily integrates into EarlyShares operations, a different focus than EarlyShares and a reputation of transparency that is compatible with EarlyShares’ philosophy.
“We are very excited to have such a respected partner take over the reigns of HelpersUnite and we look forward to seeing it continue to flourish,” said Crowdnetic’s Co-Founder and CEO, Luan Cox.
"HelpersUnite will remain an independent brand and through this acquisition, EarlyShares will expand its capabilities and continue the great work done by HelpersUnite,” said Lopes.
Founded in 2011, EarlyShares provides a secure, user-friendly Equity Based Crowdfunding platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors. Equity Based Crowdfunding is the most talked-about part of the April 2012 Congressional JOBS Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3606).
By easing the regulatory burden on startups and small companies seeking to raise capital, Equity Based Crowdfunding provides an avenue where new businesses can draw capital from a small group of passionate investors—a crowd of supporters who recognize the value of the startup company.
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