Episode 19 - JOBS Act: Reg. A+ and Equity Crowdfunding Explained with David Weild, Weild & Co.

April 28, 2016

For this episode of the PlanetMicroCap Podcast, I spoke with David Weild from Weild & Co. Reg. A+ and equity crowdfunding have been in the news quite a bit recently, especially since the first ever Reg. A+ deal, Elio Motors, got funded and went public on OTC Markets. This new alternative financing option did not happen overnight, it’s been in the works for quite a while, and although it’s still very early, there could be opportunity to invest in exciting new companies using this vehicle.But, it was unclear to me how it all works. I thought, who better to explain this topic than the Father of the JOBS Act himself, David Weild.

The goal for this episode is to learn about Reg. A+, equity crowdfunding, how this type of financing is changing the landscape of raising capital for emerging growth companies, and what investors should understand about these types of deals.

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In this episode, David and I discuss the following topics:

- His background and how he became known as the, "Father of the JOBS Act"

- History and explanation the JOBS Act, Reg. A+, Equity Crowdfunding?

- Importance in understanding this new type of financing for emerging growth companies

- Why we're still in the "Early Innings"

- What to look out for as an investor

- Conversion: how companies convert indications of interest to investment

- Crowdfunding portals: what is their necessity?

- How investors participate in Reg. A+ deals

- Is it easier to market a Reg. A+ deal than an IPO?

- Due diligence process on Reg. A+ deals

- Disclosure requirements

- How are Reg. A+ deals priced to investors and then in the aftermarket? Who prices the deals?

For more information about David Weild and Weild & Co., please visit: www.WeildandCo.com

You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

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Episode 18 - Investing in Cannabis and Marijuana Stocks with Alan Brochstein, 420Investor.com

April 19, 2016

For this episode of the PlanetMicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Alan Brochstein, the Cannabis Financial Analyst of 420Investor.com. In Episode 3, we learned more about the business of cannabis and marijuana, but didn’t cover a lot of what’s going on from a capital markets perspective. So, I wanted a better understanding of the industry from the point of view of an investor. There are a lot of publicly-traded companies in the cannabis space, and its important to me to understand what we should look out for when looking at a potential company to invest in.

The goal for this episode is to get a better understanding of the marijuana industry in the capital markets, what, as an investor, we should look out for when considering investment in a public cannabis company, how to evaluate management, and more!

The Planet MicroCap Podcast is brought to you by SNN Incorporated, publishers of StockNewsNow.com, The Official MicroCap News Source, and the MicroCap Review Magazine, the leading magazine in the MicroCap market - check out the latest issue here: MicroCap Review Winter/Spring 2016

In this episode, Alan and I discuss the following topics:

- Alan's background and how he got into research publicly-traded cannabis companies

- Overview of the marijuana industry in the capital markets – who were some of the first public cannabis companies, and how it has evolved over time

- Different sectors within the industry

- How federal regulations affect the industry 

- What should investors be aware of, and potentially look out for, especially with the election coming up in November

- As an investor, what we should look out for when considering investment in a public cannabis company

- How to evaluate management - Positive and negative characteristics

- His most recent article from the MicroCapReview, your title, “Cannabis investors have reasons for optimism in 2016” –discusses why we should have more optimism in 2016 when 2015 proved to be a huge disappointment for the publicly-traded cannabis stocks

-  Resources for investors to learn more about investing in cannabis

Alan Brochstein's websites: www.420Investor.com and www.NewCannabisVentures.com

Alan Brochstein's Twitter: @Invest420

You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com

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