Jimmy Kemp, President Jack Kemp Foundation said “Halagard has created an interactive platform that opens doors to Opportunity Zones for business owners, investors and community leaders to pursue the dynamic possibilities in distressed communities around the nation.” Tens of billions of dollars will be invested in Opportunity Zones. The success of these investments begins with matching investors and projects. Until Halagard, a marketplace didn’t exist to match OZ investors and projects. Jeff Hudson, the Halagard CEO, says “We are preparing to turn on our matching engine and begin the deal flow. We are receiving a tremendous interest from Project Owners, Business Owners, and Fund Owners.” Josh Burrell of Activated Capital said: “Having a national database of opportunity zone projects creates a platform to activate local projects in a broad transparent marketplace where users preserve their unique brand and core values which is critical when making ‘apples to apples’ comparisons, whereby enabling us make to better investment decisions.” Halagard expects the Treasury’s 2nd
update for Opportunity Zone rules will set off a gold rush. The update is expected to clarify investments in OZ businesses and startups. This will blow Opportunity Zones wide open for non-real estate investments. Jeff Hudson said, “business owners and startups should be excited about this new source of capital.” The Halagard Marketplace is free – OZ Registration
– Funds – Projects – Startups About Halagard Inc
Halagard has created a vertically integrated platform that allows investments in small to medium sized companies, startups and opportunity zone projects via the Internet. Capital markets and Wall Street have generally ignored both these markets. Halagard has established, with guidance from regulators and interested parties, a platform that allows businesses and projects to promote their growth plans to access private capital through equity offerings. The growth possibilities for these markets are significant given the relative inefficiency with which it is currently served.