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We met our goal!

Thank you to our 355 investors!

The offer is now closed.

Investment Goal: $ 1000000
Current Investment Amount (approximate): $ 1000000
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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. 


Your Investment

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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Important: if you are in a spousal relationship, both of you will need to be present and both will need to sign our investment agreement.

In what state do you maintain your principal residence? Or, if you are investing as an entity, in what state is your principal place of business?

(a) have a minimum net worth of at least $75,000, had minimum gross income of $50,000 during the last tax year, and will have minimum gross income of $50,000 during the current tax year;
(b) have a minimum net worth of $150,000?

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