Alternative Investing Platforms Partner with VIA Folio to Gain Access to Investors and Online Brokerage, Clearing and Custody

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative investing platforms now use VIA Folio's fully integrated, online offering and brokerage platform to improve investor engagement and access to alternative assets, such as Reg A+ IPOs, Reg D private debt and equity and unlisted REITs.

"Operators of non-exchange-traded debt and equity offering platforms have two challenges: creating a robust, scalable marketplace and building long-term client relationships," said Blaine McLaughlin, chief operating officer of VIA Folio. "VIA Folio's all-in-one, online and API-driven offering process, custody and brokerage services solve this. We make it possible for these platforms, and investment bankers considering starting platforms, to list their offerings. We also provide individual investors, RIAs, brokers, funds and family offices with a trusted and familiar way to invest in, and hold such offerings."

The benefits that alternative investing platforms gain from working with VIA Folio include:

    --  Get to market quickly with Folio's automated and scalable online
        brokerage platform;
    --  Create a co-branded or private-label investing website or post offerings
        on Folio's client-facing website;
    --  Provide online investor access, including flexible account funding and
        withdrawal options and transaction history;
    --  Seamless security transfers and trading leveraging the brokerage account
    --  Maintain one location for shareholder records, eliminating the costs and
        inconvenience of paper certificates and transfer agent accounts; and
    --  The added benefit of SIPC and FDIC insurance coverage on securities and
        deposits through Folio's cash sweep program.

(Compare VIA Folio's online service features with those of multi-firm services providers and the traditional check and application process.)

The alternative investing platforms working with VIA Folio include:

    --  ALTZ Investment Strategies - enables access to alternative equity and
        debt investments, with offerings for Reg D-accredited investors that
        include real estate, renewable energy, private equity, Reg A+ IPOs and
        liquid alternative investment opportunities.

    --  BANQ® - an electronic investment banking platform for small cap IPOs,
        public offerings and Reg A+ offerings and placements. It gives advisors
        exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies, and provides
        investors with liquidity through dividends or the public markets.

    --  Boustead Securities, LLC - an investment banking firm that executes and
        advises on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and
        restructuring assignments in a wide array of industries, geographies and
        transactions, for a broad client base.
    --  Cambria Capital - a technology-driven investment bank that uses its
        institutional investor relationships, and high-net-worth and retail
        investor accounts, to raise capital for growth-stage companies
        throughReg A+ and other types of public and private offerings.

"We are currently processing several offers, such as the Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Reg A+ IPO and several Reg A+ and Reg D real estate securities. We also recently processed the closing for the Myomo Reg A+ IPO," McLaughlin said. "We are pleased to offer services not available elsewhere, such as brokerage accounts that enable trading in unlisted, soon-to-be-listed and listed securities."

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About VIA Folio

VIA Folio powers the offering process, subscription, closing, custody, and distribution of alternative assets such as private debt and equity, REITs, Reg A+ IPOs and hedge funds. We make it possible for advisors and investors to create more diversified portfolios by holding multiple alternative and publicly traded securities in a single taxable or tax-deferred brokerage account.

This communication is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as a recommendation of or an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy, any financial product. Financial products listed on our sites are only available to residents in the states where those products are registered, or exempt from registration. Many securities offered through subscription are not publicly traded and are intended for investors who do not have a need for a liquid investment. Additionally, investors may receive restricted securities that may be subject to holding period requirements. Companies seeking unregistered investments are often in earlier stages of development and have not yet been fully tested in the public marketplace. Investing in unregistered and IPO securities requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity requirements and long-term commitment. Investors must be able to afford to lose their entire investment.

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