Crowdfunding, the buzzword for the past year in tech and investment circles, is expected to explode in 2013 when federal rules are adopted to allow companies to freely sell securities online.
But even before then, two Colorado startups have partnered to launch what they believe to be among the nation’s first equity crowdfunding deals.
Leveraging a little publicized procedure in state securities laws called the Small Company Offering Registration, or SCOR, Fort Collins-based mobile scanner maker Couragent is seeking to raise up to $350,000 through the Internet. Couragent, founded in 2010, plans to use the funds to expand the availability of its Flip-Pal scanner and to help develop future digital imaging products.
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