PRESENTATION - How To Use The Illinois Crowdfunding Exemption To Raise Capital

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As the author, and biggest proponent, of the recently signed Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding bill (HB 3429) I have been doing my best to get the word out about it and the potential it holds for Illinois business and investors. As part of that effort, I recently did a presentation at 1871 herein Chicago entitled “The Illinois Crowdfunding Exemption and How To Use It To Raise Capital.”  I thought it would be beneficial to post that presentation here for those that were unable to attend and might be interested.

DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this post is, or is intended to be, legal advice. The information herein is provided for informational purposes ONLY  and YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR ATTORNEY before using any of this information. Further, I make NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY as to the accuracy or use of any of information contained in this post and I shall have NO DUTY to update any of the information below or attached.

This presentation is intended to give a summary of the new Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption as well as the specific requirements for companies who wish to use it to raise capital. The presentation also includes some more general information which would be important for anyone interested in using crowdfunding to raise capital including a graphical depiction of certain typical Debt and Equity Based crowdfunding transactions as well as tips for a successful offering.

For those that would like to actually see the full presentation, click below:


If you just want to see my slide show without listening to my awesome commentary, click below:


Finally, for those that would like .pdf copies of the slides, click below:

About Anthony Zeoli

Anthony Zeoli is an experienced transactional attorney with a national practice. Specializing in the areas of securities, commercial finance, real estate and general corporate law, his clients range from individuals and small privately held businesses to multi-million dollar entities. Mr. Zeoli is also an industry-recognized crowdfunding, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and JOBS Act expert and is currently an active board member and Secretary of the CfPA (Crowdfunding Professional Association) and an active member of CFIRA (Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates). Most recently he drafted Illinois House Bill 3420, a bill which provides for an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in Illinois and which was unanimously approved by the Illinois’ house and Senate. Anthony is also currently actively involved with the entrepreneurship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago as both a mentor and a student advisor and is an active advisory board member of the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA).
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2 Responses to PRESENTATION - How To Use The Illinois Crowdfunding Exemption To Raise Capital

  1. RICK. SCOTT says:

    Great article. Thank you.

  2. Rick Scott says:


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