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Definition of a Security

What is the definition of a security? It is any item promised as security for an investment of capital money.

The following items can be considered securities:

  • stock shares
  • any percentage of ownership sold to another person or entity
  • promissory notes
  • memberships (such as in an LLC or Partnership)
  • real estate
  • debentures
  • options
  • warrants

Regulation D Offerings are used for a wide variety of offerings and industry types:

  • corporate seed capital
  • corporate expansion capital
  • film production / entertainment capital
  • real estate equity funding (acquisitions, development projects, rehab)
  • capitalization for early stage Internet and technology companies
  • expansion capital for retail businesses, marketing, product development and distribution funding