North Carolina lags other states when it comes to using investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for companies to raise funds; and the recent passage of the NC PACES Act gives North Carolina companies another mechanism to raise capital from individuals in a compliant and organized manner. Platforms like Localstake NC have emerged over the last few years to help companies raise investment capital from individual investors. Conversely, these platforms allow all individuals regardless of accreditation to support local companies with their investment dollars. While this mechanism has helped thousands of companies across the country successfully raise capital, to date, few companies in North Carolina have taken advantage of this potential alternative to raising money.

As NC IDEA expands its mission to more actively serve those that are underrepresented and underserved, we are partnering with Localstake NC to test the appetite for investment crowdfunding in North Carolina by offering an Investment Crowdfunding Grant for the first time in Spring 2019 to companies ready to expand their businesses via investment crowdfunding on Localstake NC.

Program Details

NC IDEA is testing the appetite for investment crowdfunding in North Carolina by offering an Investment Crowdfunding Grant for the first time in Spring 2019.

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Eligibility Criteria

The evaluation process for the Investment Crowdfunding Grant is rigorous and competitive. Companies must meet certain criteria in order to be considered.

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Resources

NC IDEA is partnering with Localstake NC to support investment crowdfunding in NC. Learn more about whether investment crowdfunding is right for your company.

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