Capital Engine, a financial technology company moving Real
Estate and Alternative Investments to the digital world, is pleased to announce the launch of its online marketplace for private capital markets and alternative investments.
Capital Engine is aiming to fill a massive gap in the US market, in funding Regulation D 506(c) based real estate, venture capital, healthcare, renewable energy (oil & gas), philanthropy and crypto projects. According to the Wall Street Journal, $2.4 trillion was raised privately in the U.S. in 2018, many via Regulation D Offerings and deals in the form of private placements. The largest chunk of the private markets raised at least $1.6 trillion for businesses last year, according to the Journal’s analysis of more than 40,000 filings. The growth of private capital markets is fueled by companies eager to raise money without the regulatory burdens of going public, and by investors looking for new ways to score large payouts
outside of the stock and bond markets. “Entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital have long aspired to offer equity stakes through a public offering of shares in their companies,” says Bryan Smith, CEO of Capital EngineTM “but as many inevitably discover, the road to raising funds via public markets is chock full of potholes.”
Capital Engine’s software eliminates operational inefficiencies and fast-track regulatory issues, providing investment professionals and advisors, with a full-stack of back office technology to run a compliant, fully functional online offering. Some of the highlights of the cloud based platform include an extensive admin and investor dashboard, a secure, interactive environment for investors and entrepreneurs to connect and
exchange information about deals, and marketing tools to assist with the fundraising process. “The JOBS Act, which was advanced under the Obama administration, envisioned making the entrepreneurs’ path to funding less cumbersome and less expensive compared to the traditional initial public offering (IPO) process. Hence the private placement market is proving to be a more pragmatic approach to fundraising,” says Bryan.