FormDs.com is an interesting and useful new site that helps identify equity or debt investments in startups, growing businesses, hedge funds, and private equity firms in the U.S. on a real-time basis.
As noted by the SEC:
The SEC does not require companies that are raising less than $1 million under Rule 504 of Regulation D to be “registered” with the SEC, but these companies are required to file a “Form D” with the SEC. The Form D serves as a brief notice that provides information about the company and the offering.
A lot of good information can be gleaned from Form Ds, including the amount of money raised, the names of executives and directors, and even the broker commission paid. The site allows searching by company or individual name, making it useful for Canadian searchers looking for competitive cross-border information.
[Via Best of the Business Web]