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  • Ruth  E. Hedges
    Ruth E. Hedges answered Feb 27

    Does the Rise Up Crowdfunding portal have any live offerings yet?

    Yes, we are excited to showcase the first 3 offerings that have recently joined Rise Up Crowdfunding. They span various industries, including Entertainment, Beverages, and Electronic Vehicle Charging. You can learn more here:  https://riseupcrowdfunding.com/

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  • Brian Christie
    Brian Christie answered Feb 16

    Why is CfPA recommending the industry standardize around the term "Regulated Investment Crowdfunding"?

    Since the passage of the JOBS Act and the subsequent rulemaking, there has been massive confusion by the general and investing public who often conflate the activities of the regulated investment crowdfunding industry and those of rewards-based or donations-based crowdfunding platforms. Aside from m... more

  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Feb 1

    What are some of the problems associated with Private Equity investors?

    Private equity (PE) investors play a crucial role in the financial landscape, providing capital, expertise, and strategic support to companies across various stages of growth. However, their involvement is not without challenges and criticisms. Here are some of the problems associated with private e... more

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  • Sara Hanks
    Sara Hanks answered Jan 13

    Form C-AR (Annual Report) filing requirement deadlines

    C-AR in April 2024 if any sales were made in this offering. Even if sales weren't made until the day before the C-AR was due! I have a funny story about that one.

    SEC Staff say that (in contrast to the way sales are treated in Reg D and PIPE transactions) the "sale" is when the obligation to pay is ... more

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  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Jan 2

    What is reg D crowdfunding?

    Regulation D (Reg D) crowdfunding refers to a specific exemption under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations that allows companies to raise capital through the sale of securities without having to register those securities with the SEC. The regulation is part of the broader s... more

  • Sara Hanks
    Sara Hanks answered 12/17/2023

    Can my company do a Reg D offering at the same time we're raising a crowdfunding Reg CF offering?

    Yes you can do a Reg D offering concurrently with a Reg CF offering. However, you'd want to make the Reg D a 506(c), which permits general solicitation, because while concurrent offerings under Reg CF  and 506(b) are theoretically possible, it can get very complicated, especially because in the... more

  • Jason Fishman
    Jason Fishman answered 11/15/2023

    Where do most companies fall short on DIY crowdfunding marketing campaigns?

    Lack of a campaign plan to map out the algorithmic path to their goal raise amounts. I've built out a model that I call the "8-Point Plan that I recommend for building out a proper Strategy:

    1. Industry Overview

    2. Competitor Marketing Audit

    3. Target Audience Personas

    4. Channels

    5. Creative Plan

    6... more

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  • Digital Marketing Experts answered 11/9/2023

    Is X (formerly Twitter) a good platform to drive investor interest for a crowdfunding round?

    Yes, it is. But you need to have a Twitter marketing strategy and you need to have a very strong compelling story to tell your crowdfunding round. Investors might listen but there is no guarantee they will be interested unless you provide them with a way to contact you or you contact them right away... more

    • Advertising / PR / Marketing
    • Accelerators
  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered 11/4/2023

    What is "testing the waters" (TTW) in crowdfunding?

    "Testing the waters" (TTW) in crowdfunding refers to the practice of gauging interest and collecting potential commitments from potential backers BEFORE officially launching a crowdfunding campaign. This pre-launch phase allows creators to assess the viability of their project and gather insights in... more

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