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How can I find an EB-5 Investor to look at my business?

I recently read a news story about some changes to the EB-5 program. I have been trying to start a software company, but money is very tight here. How do I go about finding a potential EB-5 Investor for my business?

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    Clem Turner

    Securities Attorney
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    There are many EB-5 consultants who might consider looking at your project. You will still need to hire an EB-5 team (i.e. Corporate Attorney, Immigration Attorney, Economist, etc.) before you can launch a legitimate EB-5 Offering (in which chances of success are high and chances of liability are low). I would be happy to refer you to an EB-5 consultant.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    Engage immigration brokers in this. They will help you to find investors.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    The best place to start would be to create a regional center. Once accredited your information would be available to EB-5 investors via the USCIS website.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You would generally need to conduct marketing efforts as you would when seeking regular investors. Helpful options might also be establishing connections with licensed investment brokers, immigration attorneys, migration agents overseas in order to attract potential EB-5 investors. It is important that you comply with applicable SEC regulations prior to engaging in soliciting investments and have a viable business plan that complies with applicable SEC/EB-5 regulations.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are several ways to seek EB-5 investors. There are symposiums both in the US and other countries, marketing through attorneys, Consulates, etc. The first thing is to define your business model to qualify for EB-5. We can assist and review.

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    Margo Chernysheva

    Immigration Attorney
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    The easiest way is to affiliate with an approved Service Center that can accept your company as a project. Or you can try to advertise yourself on-line but that takes time, money, and knowledge.

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    Jeffrey E Campion

    Immigration Attorney
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    It all starts with a good business plan.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    I am assuming that you are looking at the EB5 program and not the EB RC program. There is no centralized investor bank, most investors are sought through personal connections or through investment brokers.

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    Rakesh Mehrotra

    Immigration Attorney
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    Market for EB 5 investors is tight. However you can use a variety of methods including using agents, approaching people you know directly, advertising etc. Like in any other investment having a great business plan is very important. No investor will investment in your project unless the business plan is attractive. Also, be careful not to run afoul SEC regulations. Make sure you get advice from a SEC attorney before you solicit investments.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    One must market oneself. Some people go to trade events in China for example, or otherwise contact people who want to move to the U.S.

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    Jor Law

    RC Creator
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    Finding an EB-5 Investor is not much different from finding any other investor. You could pound the pavement to find the investor directly just as you might with an angel investor. You could also network around to try to locate investors through gatekeepers, for example, immigration attorneys who might have clients that want to immigrate to the US using EB-5 (again, not much different than finding a startup attorney who might know venture capitalists). You could also retain broker-dealers who will help locate EB-5 investors just as an investment bank in the US might assist with a domestic capital raise. The key to all of this, of course, is to work with recognized players in the EB-5 industry.

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