Tampa, FL October 1, 2016 – Today, UNATION launched its new $30 million SEC Regulation A+ `Mini-IPO’ offering, becoming one of the earliest companies in the U.S. to tap this new source of capital.
The firm is taking a strategic, multi-channel approach that combines crowdfunding with broker-dealer and institutional involvement to raise $30 million in capital.
With the new capital, UNATION intends to grow and expand the company through targeted event-driven partnerships, a unique Brand Ambassador program that incentivizes both business professionals and college students, and hiring additional staff to support expansion into 15+ cities by the end of 2017. In addition, UNATION will allocate portions of the capital raise for digital marketing – both social and traditional, including sales, event development, on-going technology, general administration and debt service.
“We are excited to take UNATION’s local growth initiatives that are working so well in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Key West and expand those initiatives into other key cities across America. Also, with each new city we have the pleasure of activating new Brand Ambassadors, which has quickly become one of the most successful UNATION marketing programs to date,” said UNATION Chief Strategy Officer, George Beardsley.
To help facilitate UNATION’s $30M ‘Mini-IPO’, the company has created a resource and educational hub for potential investors at unationpartners.com. This website was designed and developed so the investor can make an educated decision on the dollar amount they wish to invest, as well as keep them up to date on the latest progress that UNATION has made as a company. The company recommends that anyone interested in investing in UNATION should start their journey at www.unationpartners.com.
In addition to internet crowdfunding through the UNATION Partners website, UNATION is working with broker/dealer Quint Capital Corporation who uses Raymond James Financial Services to facilitate execution of an investment into the offering.
John Bartoletta, Chief Executive Officer of UNATION, said his experience in the earlier $12 million capital raise set the stage for this year’s Mini-IPO raise. He’s the architect of UNATION’s coordinated effort to attract investors seeking an opportunity to invest in a firm within the internet space with a focused strategic growth plan designed to enhance shareholder value.
“We believe Regulation A+ will become the future of raising capital for visionary entrepreneurs and their early stage companies that want to fast track growth. It allows for a multi-strategy approach combining crowdfunding with broker-dealer and institutional channels to raise much needed capital for growth and expansion,” said John Bartoletta.
Under the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, companies can raise up to $50 million in equity from investors — including non-accredited investors — under what’s known as the new “Reg A+” or “Mini-IPO” rules. Previously, companies were limited to raising $5 million under the past Regulation A rules.
UNATION is a social engagement platform where individuals and brands can create public or private events, connect with people around shared experiences, promote events to a relevant and engaged audience, and easily monetize their fan base by adding tickets and registration to any event they create. UNATION can be accessed via iPhone, Android and Desktop Applications. For more information on the platform, please visit www.unation.com or www.aboutunation.com.
For more information about the company or to arrange an interview with UNATION’s Executive Team, contact UNATION Chief Operating Officer / Director of Investor Relations, Jody Clermont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of UNATION’s Offering Statement may be obtained from our corporate offices at 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard, Suite 405, Tampa, FL 33637 or on the SEC website at: www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1549679/000164460016000182/circular_aug2.htm.