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  • Jason Fishman
    Jason Fishman answered Nov 15

    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

  • 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

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  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Nov 4

    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

  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Oct 12

    What is the difference between a Rule 506(b) offering and a Rule 506(c) offering?

    The difference between a Rule 506(b) offering and a Rule 506(c) offering under Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) follows:  

    1. Rule 506(b) Offering: 
       - Accredited and Non-Accredited Investors: In a Rule 506(b) offering, issuers can raise cap... more

  • What is the Form C-AR?

    That's an important question. We'll quote the SEC directly (from here: to answer this question about the Form C-AR ("Form C Annual Report"):

    e. Annual Reports
    An issuer that sold securities in a Regulation Crowdfunding offering is ... more

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  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Aug 31

    What is Title III Crowdfunding?

    Title III Crowdfunding, also known as Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF, is a provision under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that allows small businesses and startups to raise capital from a large number of individual investors through online crowdfunding platforms. This provision we... more

  • Sara Hanks
    Sara Hanks answered Aug 15

    What are the most common ways that crowdfunding issuers can get in trouble with the SEC?

    The SEC has been relatively lenient with crowdfunding issuers (as opposed to crowdfunding intermediaries), possibly so as not to stifle this emerging industry, so as yet there is not really a "most common" way to get in trouble.

    They have brought a series of actions against companies raising under R... more

  • Brian Christie
    Brian Christie answered Aug 13

    What's your response to the statement that "investment crowdfunding is for companies who can't raise elsewhere?"

    The statement that "investment crowdfunding is for companies who can't raise elsewhere" is largely inaccurate. In fact, investment crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular alternative financing solution for businesses of all sizes and stages of development. Many startups with solid business p... more

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  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered Aug 11

    Does the SEC provide any guidance on how to prepare the Form C for a Reg CF crowdfunding raise?

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides guidance and instructions for preparing Form C for Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) offerings. Form C is the disclosure document that must be filed with the SEC and provided to potential investors in a Reg CF crowdfunding campaign.

    The SEC's... more

  • Vince Mongio, CPA, CIA, CFE
    Vince Mongio, CPA, CIA, CFE answered Aug 10

    How long does it typically take to prepare an audit for a company seeking to do a Reg A+ crowdfunding offering?

    Hi Manny, the timeline is largely dependent upon the complexity of the financial statements and participation of the auditee in terms of how fast they can turn around the requested documentation and correct any errors noted. SMBs typically 4-10 weeks.