CfPA Commuity's thoughts on RaiseWay's Crowdfunding Campaign Management Toolkit

Peter Rostovsky Peter Rostovsky
Posted at Mar 28

Hi everyone! Together with my co-founder - Josh McSorley - and we are building a tool to make investment crowdfunding easy for businesses raising capital.

In this 3-min Loom Video I cover our task manager view.

What do you think? Thank you so much to everyone who shares their thoughts! In the next videos we can cover:

  • AI Campaign Assistant
  • Investor Relationship Manager
  • Funding Portal Selector

Click here to join the early access waitlist here - alpha version shall be released on April 15th!

I would sincerely appreciate it if you shared this with any business looking to raise capital with crowdfunding on a tight budget.

Thank you,

Peter Rostovsky

Co-Founder & CEO of RaiseWay

Member of BoD of CfPA



Categories: Accounting  |  Equity (RIC)  |  Featured  |  Issuer Education  |  Reg CF  |  Regulations & Compliance
  • crowdfunding
  • campaigns
  • raise
  • issuers

Is it time to upset the VC applecart?

Brian Christie Brian Christie
Posted at Feb 17

We’re living in the post-FTX crypto era and everything has changed.  Just to showcase that fact, a recent article in TechCrunch cites a class action lawsuit against Sequoia, Paradigm and Thoma Bravo for pumping FTX resulting in retail investors losing money. The lawsuit is being spearheaded by the law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd of San Diego.

Here’s the article: If Sequoia, Paradigm and Thoma Bravo settle a new lawsuit, it could upend VC; here’s why 

The TechCrunch writer asks “Is such promotion a crime? If it is, the entire industry is guilty of it. VCs see part of their ‘value add’ as helping to extend the brand of the startups they fund. They’ve been ‘talking their book’ since the industry got off the ground many decades ago. With the advent of social media, it only became much more annoying.”

I'm sorry to upset the apple cart for my VC friends, but they should be accountable and bear some responsibility for hyping their crypto portfolio firms and the whole spac...more

Categories: Featured  |  Regulations & Compliance
  • VCs vs Crowdfunding
  • Crypto

Introducing the CfPA Ecosystem's ChatGPT BOT -- Power to the People?

Brian Christie Brian Christie
Posted at 12/13/2022

In the past week, the public release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligent "bot" has garnered a lot of press and attention. As with many leaps forward in technology, people are struggling to understand the impact it will have on society and in some cases, on their very own lives or livelihoods. 

If you ask ChatGPT whether or not AI could have an impact on the field of investment crowdfunding, it will tell you:  

"Yes, it is possible that AI could have an impact on the field of investment crowdfunding. AI can be used to process large amounts of data quickly and accurately, which could be useful for analyzing potential investment opportunities and making predictions about their success. Additionally, AI could be used to automate many of the tasks involved in managing a crowdfunding campaign, such as identifying potential investors and tracking progress toward fundraising goals. However, it is also important to consider the potential drawbacks of using AI in this contex...more

Categories: Featured  |  Investor Education  |  Issuer Education  |  Regulations & Compliance
Sponsored by: Dealmaker
  • ChatGPT
  • AI BOTs
  • OpenAI
  • DALL-E
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When it Comes to Investment Crowdfunding - Compliance Matters!

Jenny Kassan Jenny Kassan
Posted at 8/13/2021

What to Know Before You Take the Plunge

The investment crowdfunding marketplace is growing faster than ever before, and is projected to grow by $196.36 billion from 2021 to 2025.

Unfortunately, industry watchers have observed an alarming level of non-compliance with the most basic rules of Regulation Crowdfunding by both companies raising capital and the platforms hosting the campaigns.

Non-compliance can result in regulatory enforcement action and/or investor lawsuits.  So if you’re considering dipping a toe into the crowdfunding world, compliance should be at the top of your list.

In 2016, the SEC completed its rulemaking process for Regulation Crowdfunding.  It suddenly became possible for a business to list an investment offering on a platform, and anyone in the United States could invest in the offering.  But before doing that, the business, as well as the platform, must comply with some basic rules of the road.

According to a recent analysis, only a small minority ...more

Categories: Featured  |  Funding Portals  |  Regulations & Compliance
  • Compliance

Communications and publicity by issuers prior to and during a Regulation CF offering

CrowdCheck, Inc.
Posted at 5/11/2021

The idea behind crowdfunding is that the crowd — family, friends and fans of a small or startup company, even if they are not rich or experienced investors — can invest in that company’s securities. For a traditionally risk-averse area of law, that’s a pretty revolutionary concept.

In order to make this leap, Congress wanted to ensure that all potential investors had access to the same information. The solution that Congress came up in the JOBS Act with was that there had to be one centralized place that an investor could access that information — the website of the funding portal or broker-dealer that hosts the crowdfunding offering (going forward we will refer to both of these as “platforms”).

This means (with some very limited exceptions that we’ll describe below) most communications about the offering can ONLY be found on the platform. On the platform, the company can use any form of communication it likes, and can give as much information as it likes (so long as it’s not misleadin...more

Categories: Featured
  • CF publicity
  • CF offering
  • issuers

New Crowdfunding Rules Change the World--for Good!

Devin Thorpe
Posted at 3/23/2021

How would you like $5 million for your social enterprise?

The SEC this week raised the limits on equity crowdfunding to $5 million. This is huge.

The aggregate limit last was was just $1,070,000. The limits on accredited investors have been completely removed! So angel investors and venture funds can invest as much as they want right along with your other individual investors who may only put in $100.

Ordinary individual investors can also now invest more with limits tied to the greater of income or net worth rather than the lesser, meaning everyone you know can invest something--most can invest thousands of dollars legally.

There are lots of great resources available to help. If you have questions, put them in the comments and I'll answer those I can and I'll tag my expert friends to answer the ones I can't!

Let's rock this for good!!!


Categories: Featured

Why tokenize securities?

PrimeTrust LLC
Posted at 3/1/2021

Many crypto enthusiasts imagine a world where everyone holds securities DRS (direct registration of securities) which have been issued/delivered in the form of tokens on a blockchain and trade them on exchanges. That's not going to happen.

Make no mistake, I'm a huge fan of tokenizing securities. I'll explain how, when and...most important...why.

Last week I spoke with the CEO of a large REIT. He'd spent over a million dollars on tokenization initiatives for his securities and, close to going live, he spoke with some of his investors (funds, insurance companies, cities and other institutional investors) and was stunned to learn they absolutely didn't care. So he shelved the project and continued issuing securities just as he always had. He asked me "why would anyone do this?"

Good question. Lets deconstruct the answer...

The problem that almost all real estate firms have, as well as private companies regardless of size, is that there is no secondary market for their securities. The cos...more

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Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets

Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA)
Posted at 2/9/2021

Let's keep this available in our own archive! 

The amendments to Reg CF, Reg A, and other rules relating to capital formation utilizing exempt offerings have finally been published in the Federal Register, with an effective date of March 15, 2021.

Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets
A Rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission on 01/14/2021 



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