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March 3, 2023 | 3 Min Read

Equity Crowdfunding for Companies: Everything You Need to Know About Reg A

Reg A

Equity Crowdfunding for Companies: Everything You Need to Know About Reg A

Equity crowdfunding has emerged as a popular way for small and medium-sized businesses to raise funds. In this type of crowdfunding, companies issue equity shares to a large group of investors, who are typically retail investors. This can help companies to raise capital while also generating buzz and support from their community.

One key regulatory framework that companies considering equity crowdfunding should be aware of is Regulation A, commonly referred to as Reg A. In this post, we’ll explore Reg A and how it can benefit companies considering equity crowdfunding.

What is Reg A?

Regulation A is a provision of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that was enacted in 2012. It allows companies to raise up to $75 million in a 12-month period from both accredited and non-accredited investors. The securities offered through Reg A are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but must comply with certain disclosure and reporting requirements.

Benefits of Reg A

Reg A offers several benefits for companies considering equity crowdfunding. Here are just a few:

  1. Increased accessibility to capital: Reg A allows companies to raise capital from a wider pool of investors, including non-accredited investors who may not have been able to invest in traditional private placements. This can help companies to raise capital more easily and efficiently.
  2. Lower compliance costs: While Reg A offerings are subject to certain disclosure and reporting requirements, they are generally less burdensome than the requirements for a traditional IPO. This can help companies to save on compliance costs and allocate resources more efficiently.
  3. Increased marketing and branding opportunities: Reg A offerings can help companies to generate buzz and support from their community, which can lead to increased brand awareness and customer loyalty.

Subhead 1: Types of Reg A Offerings

There are two tiers of Reg A offerings: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 offerings allow companies to raise up to $20 million in a 12-month period, while Tier 2 offerings allow companies to raise up to $75 million in a 12-month period. Tier 2 offerings have more stringent disclosure and reporting requirements, but they also offer more benefits, such as the ability to solicit and advertise to investors.

Subhead 2: Requirements for Reg A Offerings

Companies considering Reg A offerings must meet certain requirements, including:

  1. Filing an offering statement with the SEC, which includes information about the company, the securities being offered, and the risks associated with the investment.
  2. Providing ongoing disclosures to investors, including annual and semi-annual reports, and current event updates.
  3. Conducting an audit of their financial statements by an independent accountant.


Reg A is a powerful tool for companies considering equity crowdfunding. By allowing companies to raise capital from a wider pool of investors, while also reducing compliance costs, Reg A can help small and medium-sized businesses to grow and thrive. If you’re considering equity crowdfunding for your company, be sure to explore the benefits of Reg A and determine if it’s the right choice for your business.

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