NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2012) - IPO Village reports that the public companies they will offer as crowdfunded IPOs are from the First Line Capital portfolio and not dependent on nor affected by the Jobs Act. In addition, IPO Village announced that a steady flow of retail investors are signing up ahead of the Company's first IPO. As the crowdfunding of IPO companies news continues to break, IPO Village is making more headlines and getting more publicity. A popular industry publication, Crowdfundng-Website-Reviews.com, recently increased IPO Village's site traffic ranking to four stars out of a possible five stars, a definite indication of the demand for greater access to IPOs.
Simon Erblich, Founder of First Line Capital, states, "The IPOs we plan to host on www.IPOVillage.com are not influenced by the Jobs Act because they are SEC registered public offerings (S-1, Reg A, etc.). Registered public offerings are open for investment to accredited and non-accredited investors alike. Contrary to other equity crowdfunding sites which typically conduct private offerings (Reg D). The current regulations on private offerings only allow for the solicitation of accredited investors, thereby prohibiting crowdfunding on a public website that in essence solicits indiscriminately from all investors. This in particular is what the Jobs Act intends to address.
Our mission is to give retail investors, accredited and non-accredited equally, the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the IPO investment life cycle. With our IPO approach, we can do that today without concerns being addressed by the Jobs Act. The debut IPO on IPO Village will be on behalf of a First Line Capital portfolio company and provide shareholders with both liquidity and a clear exit strategy. We will allow IPO Village to announce our first portfolio company very soon. Interested investors can still reserve a place in line for the debut IPO at www.IPOVillage.com."
Doron Erblich, CTO, IPO Village, states, "We are clearly experiencing a greater volume of traffic and investor sign-ups than expected, which is a wonderful thing. At this pace, it is likely that our first IPO will completely sell out shortly after it is opened for investment. I would definitely suggest that investors who are interested in participating should reserve a place in line as early as possible."
About First Line Capital
For over two decades, First Line Capital, LLC, a boutique international investment banking firm, has been faithfully providing comprehensive services to public and private companies internationally. With offices in New York City, Israel, and China, First Line Capital focuses on the architecture and implementation of early-stage public strategies, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and various other investment banking activities.
First Line Capital participated in the launch of several high-profile firms: Priceline.com and E*Trade Financial. In recent years, the Company has specialized in capitalizing foreign companies and successfully listed more than ten corporations on the NASDAQ/OTCBB. The quality of their deal flow is admired throughout the industry. www.firstlinecapital.com
About IPO Village
IPO Village offers IPO investment opportunities to every retail investor. While other crowdfunding type sites focus on private offerings, IPO Village's public offerings provide its member investors with liquidity and a foreseeable exit. The Company employs a "first-come- first-served" policy with all parties equally welcome to invest. Since IPOs are typically oversold, IPO Village guarantees a place in line and encourages retail investors to sign up now at www.ipovillage.com