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Why is Berkeleyside Raising Capital?
Berkeleyside is seeking investment to build and improve on how we serve Berkeley and the East Bay, delivering 24/7, award-winning journalism and a world-class annual ideas festival. Investment will allow Berkeleyside to grow and thrive long-term as a dynamic, sustainable business.
What is a DPO?
A Direct Public Offering, or DPO, is a public offering of securities by a business or nonprofit made directly to both accredited and non-accredited investors. By using a DPO, also known as investment crowdfunding, Berkeleyside ensures our pool of investors is from the 100%, not the 1%.
Berkeleyside is reaching out directly to those who are already invested in our business in a different way: our community of readers. Our DPO gives you the opportunity to invest financially in something you believe in and to support a local business, thus keeping your money in the local economy. You invest in Main Street not Wall Street.
Berkeleyside is offering up to $800,000 of its preferred stock to finance expansion and growth through investment in revenue-generating aspects of the business and product improvements. Any California resident can buy shares and earn a competitive return while also supporting a pioneering local news business and dynamic community resource.
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“Berkeleyside is an indispensable tool for the people of Berkeley. It’s something I consult every day.”
Kristen Hare | Poynter, Jul 6, 2017
Jessica Floum | San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 8, 2016
Ricardo Bilton | Nieman Lab, Oct 12, 2016