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What Makes Us Different

Our mission, in collaboration with The Coca-Cola Corporation, is to help the American dream be possible for Women, Black, Hispanic, Veterans, and LGBTQ-owned companies and to provide founders and startups with a platform for them to raise capital using Regulation Crowdfunding.

Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or someone with years of experience who needs to raise serious capital to grow your piece of the American dream, then Regulation Crowdfunding on Rise Up Crowdfunding is now an option you owe it to yourself to explore. Here’s why:

Launched by the two of the most experienced people in regulation crowdfunding.

We believe our founders’ years of experience in equity crowdfunding are hard to match. Industry pioneer CEO Ruth E. Hedges helped pass the JOBS Act into law and Co-Founder Kendall Almerieco has been involved with companies raising millions of dollars through equity crowdfunding since the JOBS Act took effect.

You Can Raise Up To 5Million​ From Crowd Investors

Now, you can rally your customers, friends, fans, followers, and the general public to become a regulation crowdfunding investor in your business.

Raise up to $5M

If approved, you can raise as much as $5 million from "crowd investors" every 12 months.

No Upfront Fees

We offer a success-based fee and streamlined process that makes running a Regulation Crowdfunding offering manageable and affordable

Brand Ambassadors

Your “crowd investors” can become passionate brand ambassadors.

We offer a Premium Investor Program that is FREE for everyone who signs a pledge.

We’ve designed our Premium Investor Program to get up to 10% additional investment shares from certain companies on Rise Up Crowdfunding. Our Premium Investor Program gives you a chance to invest early in certain companies you genuinely believe in and to be part of that company’s journey.

We Are Here To Help Expand Supply Diversity Contracts

Rise Up Crowdfunding plans to help companies who are seeking supplier diversity contracts from corporate America and to let investors from the general public invest in those diverse private companies looking to scale. Because of the JOBS Act and Regulation Crowdfunding, investors of any income level can more easily invest in these private companies as institutional investors have done for decades.

We believe Regulation Crowdfunding may allow people to find investment opportunities and potentially make an impact.

Everything We Value

At Rise Up Crowdfunding, we believe the world is ours to change if we work together and use equity crowdfunding when appropriate so entrepreneurs can have an opportunity to create or grow a business.

Think about how many small businesses are forced to operate. In some cases, their existence is determined by creditworthiness, or the assets or collateral of their owners, by a group of gatekeepers at a bank. In some cases, small businesses are limited by a lack of access to angel investors or venture capitalists.

Imagine all of the potentially important businesses that have never seen the light of day because of these processes. With significant amounts of potential investments dollar sitting on the sidelines, equity crowdfunding can help create some of those businesses and potentially all the jobs that they have a chance to create.

Investing in early-stage private companies (unlike investing in large public companies on stock exchanges) has been around for a long time, but these investments were mostly limited in the past to wealthy accredited investors and institutions. Access to these types of private investments for the general public was limited until the passage of the JOBS Act and new laws like Regulation Crowdfunding.

The JOBS Act made significant changes to investing in the United States by making it easier for businesses who did not have access to capital to accept investments from people considered “non-accredited investors” who, in many cases, also did not have easy access to this type of investment possibility.

Obama signing the JOBS Act into law.

The JOBS Act and Regulation Crowdfunding took friends and family financing and provided infrastructure, technology, and an ecosystem to expand the process in a manner that can be helpful for both companies and investors.

We believe that Regulation Crowdfunding is a transformational concept. We believe some people will be more likely to patronize local shops, restaurants, hotels, and businesses that they invested in. We also believe some of these investors may become brand ambassadors and help spread the word to others they know about the companies they invested in.

We believe that Regulation Crowdfunding has the ability to bring a new pool of investment dollars into more women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and LGBTQ-owned businesses and startups.

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Once you are registered as a user of Rise Up Crowdfunding, you will be provided with the opportunity to make an investment and or go through the process of raising capital with us.

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