In 2012, former president Barack Obama signed the JOBS Acts to encourage the funding of small businesses in America. This law permitted the creation of regulation crowdfunding portals, online platforms that allow non-accredited investors to pool capital and invest in private businesses. Seizing on this opportunity, MainVest set out to create the definitive platform for crowdfunding small business loans.
Beaker supplied a comprehensive design strategy, branding, product design, and UI engineering. The platform communicates to entrepreneurs the value of crowdfunded capital over that of financial institutions, streamlines the otherwise onerous filing process imposed by the SEC, and provides tools for business owners to leverage their investors for continuous support. Investors can assess private businesses, fund those they believe in, and boost Main Street economies throughout America. Successfully balancing regulatory requirements and business considerations, MainVest’s platform received approval from FINRA and launched on track to support businesses that are raising millions of dollars in its first quarter of operations.