Regulation A+ is the colloquial name given to a recently adopted SEC rule that amended and expanded a rarely used offering exemption named Regulation A. Regulation A+ dramatically improves the funding and liquidity prospects for companies that want a more practical and cost-effective way to raise capital or to IPO on the NASDAQ, and to retain control of their company. Regulation A+ can be thought of as an alternative to a small registered IPO and as either an alternative or a complement to other securities offering methods that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The rules also make the exemption available, subject to limitations on the amount, for the sale of securities by existing stockholders. Regulation A+ provides two tiers of offerings. Tier 1, which consists of securities offerings of up to $20 million in any 12-month period. Tier 2 consists of securities offerings of up to $50 million in any 12-month period. Reg A+ is also called a Public Offering because, during and after the offering, the Regulation A+ shares are considered liquid by the SEC. There is no lockup period unless you impose a lockup for your company.