Regulation A+ is often described as a mini-IPO. In some ways, the process similar to an IPO, in that the business files a disclosure document with the SEC and is subject to a SEC comment process. However, the disclosure is not as extensive as an IPO and not as expensive.
Regulation A+ is not the best solution for early-stage startups. Regulation A+ funding is a much better solution for medium sized businesses who are interested in growth, have raised significant capital, but are not ready for an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Every Regulation A+ offering is different, and the costs for each fluctuates based on factors such as company size and intentions.
Companies can typically start raising funds in 4-8 months.