ImpactRaise, LLC. d/b/a ImpactRaise.com (“ImpactRaise,” “us,” “our” or “we”) is an intermediary technology platform (“Platform” or “Site”) that permits prospective investors to independently search and invest in securities offerings on the Site. By accessing the Site or using the services, website, applications and software provided through or in connection with the Site, including through a mobile device (the "Service") in any manner, you become a ImpactRaise user (“User”). You acknowledge that ImpactRaise is a not a broker-dealer or investment adviser. IMPACTRAISE DOES NOT PROVIDE INVESTMENT ADVICE OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.
Acceptance of Terms
Change or Termination
Eligibility for Use of the Services
User Profile Registration
You agree that your Profile will be self-directed and that you are solely responsible for all purchases, orders, investment decisions and instructions placed in your Profile. Although the Site may provide data, information or content provided by third parties or us relating to investment strategies and/or opportunities to buy and/or sell securities, you should not interpret any such content as tax, legal, financial, or investment advice by us or a recommendation by us to invest in any offering posted on the Site. Any decision to invest should be based solely on your own consideration and analysis of the risks involving a particular offering and is made at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for determining the suitability of an investment or strategy and accept the risks associated with such decisions, which include the risk of losing the entire amount of your principal. Your use of the Site or the Services does not create a fiduciary relationship.
You agree and acknowledge that you are responsible for conducting your own legal, accounting and other due diligence review of the investment opportunities posted on the Site. You are strongly advised to consult a licensed legal professional and investment advisor for any legal, tax, insurance, or investment advice as the Site does not provide any of the foregoing advice or recommendations.
ImpactRaise LLC facilitates two types of offerings, those made under Regulation CF and Regulation D.
Regulation CF - Title III of the JOBS Act outlines Reg CF, a type of offering allowing private companies to raise up to $1 million from all Americans. Prior capital raising options, limited private companies to raising money only from accredited investors, historically the wealthiest ~2% of Americans. Like a Kickstarter campaign, Reg CF allows companies to raise funds online from their early adopters and the crowd.
Regulation D - These securities offerings are only available to U.S. investors who are “accredited investors” as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act and are made under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.
Regulation Crowdfunding - These securities offerings are available to U.S. accredited and non-accredited investors subject to certain investment limitations as set forth under Regulation Crowdfunding under the Securities Act. Before you can invest in any of the securities offerings on the Site, you must qualify either as an accredited investor or represent that you will not exceed the investor limits under Regulation D offerings, qualify as an accredited investor (for Regulation D offerings) or represent that you do not exceed the investor limits (for Regulation CF offerings). Prior to investing, you may be asked to fill out a certification and provide necessary documentation as proof of your income and/or net worth to verify that you are qualified to invest in offerings posted on this Site, and, for Regulation CF and Regulation D offerings, provide additional information to assist ImpactRaise in assessing the suitability of offerings for your investment, unless the offering is specified as being facilitated by ImpactRaise LLC. You acknowledge and agree that all information you provide for the registration is complete and accurate. By registering with the Platform for purposes of subscribing to securities offerings as an accredited investor, you represent and warrant that you come within at least one of the following categories:
By registering with the Platform for purposes of subscribing to Regulation CF securities offerings as a non-accredited investor, you represent and warrant that your investment in any Reg CF offering posted on this site will not exceed the greater of 10% of your annual income or 10% of your net worth (excluding the value of your primary residence). WE ARE ENTITLED TO AND WILL RELY UPON YOUR REPRESENTATIONS. You agree that, should any material changes occur that might affect your status as an accredited investor, you will immediately provide ImpactRaise with notice in writing.
Customer Identification Program
To help the government fight money laundering activities and the funding of terrorism, federal law requires ImpactRaise and any of our 3rd party financial relationships such as Prime Trust, LLC., to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies those with whom we transact securities business for offerings facilitated by ImpactRaise Primary. For individuals, our firm is required to collect the following information:
You may also need to show your driver’s license or other identifying documents. A corporation, partnership, trust or other legal entity may need to provide other information, such as its principal place of business, local office, employer identification number, certified articles of incorporation, government-issued business license, a partnership agreement, or a trust agreement, and a list of all persons and entities owning, directly or indirectly, 25 percent or more of such entity.
Federal securities law requires securities offered or sold in the United States to be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) unless the offer or sale qualifies for an exemption. ImpactRaise LLC facilitates two types of exempt offerings, Regulation CF (“Reg CF+”) and Regulation D.
Regulation CF - All Regulation CF raises must occur entirely through a single SEC/FINRA registered broker-dealer or funding-portal. In addition, a company must draft and file a Form C with the SEC before proceeding with their raise. ImpactRaise works with companies throughout this process to make it as painless and efficient as possible.
To be considered for listing on ImpactRaise, a company must work with a registered broker-dealer or funding portal to file a Form C with the SEC. The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered, information, or documentation.
Regulation D - Rule 506 of Regulation D is a "safe harbor" for the private offering exemption of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. Companies relying on the Rule 506 exemption can raise an unlimited amount of money. There are three distinct exemptions that fall under Rule 506 but ImpactRaise only offers 506(c) offerings. Under Rule 506(c), a company can broadly solicit and generally advertise the offering, but still be deemed to be making a private offering under Section 4(a)(2) if: The investors in the offering are all accredited investors; and the company has taken reasonable steps to verify that its investors are accredited investors, which could include reviewing documentation, such as W-2s, tax returns, bank and brokerage statements, credit reports and the like. Each Issuer is responsible for ensuring that any information it posts on the Site is complete, accurate and not otherwise misleading. Users of the Site acknowledge that ImpactRaise is not obligated to and will not verify or investigate the accuracy and completeness of the offering material and other information posted on the Site. Users understand, acknowledge and agree that other parties are relying on the statements made herein and that any willfully false statement is sufficient cause for removal from the Site, rejection of eligible investor status, along with other legal causes of action. You are strongly encouraged to contact each Issuer directly to discuss any questions regarding an offering or the business prospects of the Issuer.
No Disqualifying Events
Each Issuer represents and warrants that none of its predecessors, any affiliated issuer, any director, executive officer (or officer, in the case of Regulation CF offerings), other officer of the Issuer participating in the Offering, any investment managers and their principals, any beneficial owner of 20% or more of the Issuer’s outstanding voting equity securities, calculated on the basis of voting power, any promoter (as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act) connected with the Issuer in any capacity at the time of sale nor any compensated solicitor or any director, executive officer, other officer of the compensated solicitor participating in the Offering (each, an “Issuer Covered Person” and collectively, “Issuer Covered Persons”) is subject to any of the “Bad Actor” disqualifying events described in the applicable provisions of Regulation D or Regulation CF under the Securities Act (a “Disqualifying Event”). Each Issuer warrants and represents that it has exercised reasonable care to determine whether any Issuer Covered Person is subject to a Disqualifying Event and will promptly notify subscribed investors in writing should any Disqualifying Events occur or prior Disqualifying Events come to the Issuer’s notice, and immediately consult their legal counsel.
The securities offered on the Site are suitable only for prospective investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risks associated with private investments, including the risk of complete loss of your investment. Securities sold through ImpactRaise are not publicly traded and, therefore, are illiquid. Depending on the type of offering, securities will be subject to restrictions on resale or transfer including holding period requirements. Investing in private placements requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity need, and long-term commitments. Users must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. Investment products are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not guaranteed by any bank or other person. The securities being offered have not been registered under the Securities Act, in reliance on the exemptions from registration described above, or under any state securities laws. Users must read each Issuer’s offering materials and transaction documents for more information and discuss any questions with each Issuer directly prior to investing. No assurance can be given that any offering currently qualifies or will continue to qualify under one or more of such exemptions due to, among other things, the adequacy of disclosure and the manner of distribution, the existence of similar offerings in the past or in the future, or a change of any securities law or regulation that has retroactive effect. No governmental agency has reviewed the offerings posted on this Site and no state or federal agency has passed upon either the adequacy of the disclosure contained herein or the fairness of the terms of any offering. The exemptions relied upon for such offerings are significantly dependent upon the accuracy of the representations of the Users to be made to the Site and Issuers on the Site in connection with an offering. If any such representations prove to be untrue, the registration exemptions relied upon by an Issuer in selling the securities might not be available and substantial liability to such Issuer would result under applicable securities laws for rescission or damages. These risks are non-exhaustive and are intended to highlight certain risks associated with investing in securities that are not registered with the SEC.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO CONSULT A LEGAL, TAX AND/OR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE INVESTING, AND CAREFULLY REVIEW ALL THE SPECIFIC RISK DISCLOSURES PROVIDED AS PART OF ANY OFFERING MATERIALS AND ASK THE ISSUER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Unless otherwise indicated, ImpactRaise LLC receives compensation calculated by reference to the purchase or sale of securities through the Site for services provided for offerings under Regulation CF and Regulation D. ImpactRaise LLC does not currently charge fees for companies that are “testing the waters” but may apply fees in the future. ImpactRaise LLC does not offer investment advice or advise on the raising of capital through securities offerings. ImpactRaise LLC does not recommend or otherwise suggest that any investor make an investment in a particular offering. ImpactRaise LLC works with 3rd party FINRA registered agents and funding portal who receive compensation calculated for services rendered. ImpactRaise LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, investment adviser or investment manager, and does not offer investment advice or recommend or otherwise suggest that any investor make an investment in a particular offering.
User Conduct Guidelines
You represent and warrant that all information that you provide to ImpactRaise or through the Site is accurate, complete and truthful. ImpactRaise and its affiliates and agents are entitled to rely upon the information you provide as true, accurate and complete without independent verification. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Profile if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. The Site permits Users to independently connect with Issuers and subscribe to securities offerings. However, you are expressly prohibited from doing the following acts: (a) using the Site, or any services and or tools; (b) if you are temporarily, or indefinitely, suspended from using the Site, services or any tools; (c) collecting personal information about other Users; (d) interfering with other Users’ listings; or (e) posting false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content on the Site. ImpactRaise grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to view, copy and print content on the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes. ImpactRaise grants the operators of public search engines a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to copy materials from the Site for the purpose of creating publicly available, searchable indices of Site content. We reserve the right to terminate or limit your access to the Site and/or the licenses granted herein for any reason and in our sole discretion. You agree not to modify, damage, disrupt, disable, overburden, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation, security or maintenance of the Site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the Site by any other person or entity in any manner. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any material on or through the Site that, in ImpactRaise’s sole opinion, is or could be offensive, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, disingenuous, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. ImpactRaise will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing ImpactRaise to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on the Site. With respect to Regulation CF offerings, ImpactRaise is not obligated under law or regulation to provide its services to every company that applies. We do not provide our services to companies in certain industries (see prohibited companies list). We are also required to deny our services to any offering which we cannot adequately assess with respect to fraud or investor protection concerns. We are not required to inform companies the reason(s) why we have declined to provide our services.
ImpactRaise Policy for Investor Communication
The purpose of the Comments section is to provide a communication channel for investors and potential investors to engage with one another, and with the issuer. This channel is available to all Regulation offerings facilitated by ImpactRaise LLC and may be available for Regulation CD and D offerings facilitated by ImpactRaise LLC. The Comments section allows investors to ask the issuer questions about the offering and allows investors to exchange ideas, opinions and feedback with other investors. In the spirit of “The Wisdom of the Crowd,” the communication channel is not curated by ImpactRaise. Any individual who promoted an offering in exchange for compensation, or who is a founder, or an employee of an issuer must disclose the fact that he or she is engaging in promotional activities on behalf of the issuer. Issuers are encouraged to participate in the communication channels so long as comments adhere to the following guidelines and do not violate the communication requirements as outlined in the Regulation Crowdfunding Rules. Comments are monitored by our Account Services Team. Review is conducted is logged in our backend-admin for all flagged comments. The following types of comments are not permitted and will be removed:
If the Account Services team sees a comment that they suspect violates our policy, it will be flagged, and management will make the final decision with respect to removal or consult with legal counsel and related parties if needed. The Account Services Team does not have the authority to remove comments. If an investor or potential investor deletes their ImpactRaise account, and had made any comments, the comments will remain, but the username will be replaced with “Deleted User.”
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No Representations or Warranties
To the extent permissible under law, ImpactRaise assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. ImpactRaise does not endorse or represent the completeness, reliability or accuracy of any content or information distributed through or accessed from the Site and has not performed any investigation into such information. ImpactRaise shall not be liable for any investment decisions made based upon such information. You agree that any reliance upon any content or information distributed through or accessed from the Site is at your sole risk. ImpactRaise is entitled to rely upon the information provided by its Users.
You acknowledge and agree that ImpactRaise does not provide any representation, warranty or assurance that offerings on the Site are made in accordance with state and/or federal securities law, including any exemption for the sale of unregistered securities and the prohibition against the general solicitation of unregistered securities. Each Issuer, and not the Site, is responsible for ensuring that any securities offering is made in accordance with state and federal law and regulations promulgated by the SEC, FINRA and the states. We make no representation or warranty regarding the legality or compliance of any offering.
You agree that ImpactRaise may send communications to you via your mailing address, email, telephone or facsimile number provided by you on your Profile. You agree to notify us of any changes in your address or contact details. ImpactRaise may also deliver information verbally. Communications shall be deemed delivered to you when sent and not when received. You agree that any information that you transmit to the Site or ImpactRaise in any manner including, but not limited to, pictures, videos, questions, comments, suggestions, website addresses and links to other website/articles, etc., is non-confidential and non-proprietary and can be used by ImpactRaise or its affiliates for any purpose. ImpactRaise is free to use any idea, concepts, know-how, techniques, etc. contained in any communication to the Site or to ImpactRaise for any purpose.
Disclaimer of Liability
Your use of the Site is solely at your own risk. To the fullest extent permissible by law, in no event shall ImpactRaise, its affiliates, nor each of its affiliates’ directors, employees, managers, agents, contractors, partners, suppliers, or content providers, be liable for damages under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, or any other legal or equitable theory arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you “as is,” “as available,” and “when available” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. ImpactRaise assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site. We do not, and cannot, guarantee that any Investor is an accredited investor (as defined above). Although ImpactRaise may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, and the like on the Site, ImpactRaise is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from such content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. ImpactRaise reserves the right to remove any content from the Site or to restrict access to the Site for any reason without notice.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Sites”). These links are provided only as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link is not and does not imply an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by ImpactRaise of any information, materials, products, or services contained in or accessible through any Third-Party Site. In no event shall ImpactRaise be responsible for the information contained on any Third-Party Sites or your use of or inability to use any Third-Party Sites. You acknowledge and agree that ImpactRaise shall not be liable or responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or related to the use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource.
YOU AGREE THAT ACCESS AND USE OF THIRD-PARTY SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THIRD-PARTY SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD-PARTY SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION.
If you are located outside of the United States, you use or access the Site solely at your own risk and initiative. The Service is controlled and operated from facilities within the United States. ImpactRaise makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in any other jurisdictions. Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the content on the Site is prohibited. Securities offerings are only directed at or intended for purchase or investment by investors in jurisdictions that permit general solicitation of unregistered securities. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. Subscriptions to invest in any offering referred to on this Site must only be made on the basis of the offering document relating to the specific investment and through a registered entity. The content, material and information contained on the Site do not constitute an offer or solicitation and may not be treated as an offer or solicitation;
(i) in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law;
(ii) to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation;
(iii) if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. The securities offered on this Site can be marketed only in certain jurisdictions. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. This Site is not directed at you if we are prohibited by any law of any jurisdiction from making the information on this site available to you. You should satisfy yourself before accessing the Site that we would be allowed to advertise investment products to you under the law of the jurisdiction in which you reside. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction, including the one in which you reside.
Governing Law in the State of California
In the event of any claim, controversy or alleged dispute between you and ImpactRaise, its members or affiliates (“Dispute”), you hereby agree to attempt in good faith to amicably resolve any Dispute at least 30 days before instituting any legal proceeding. Each party agrees to submit any Dispute for resolution by final binding arbitration after serving written notice, which notice shall set forth in detail the controversy, question, claim or alleged breach along with your attempt to resolve such Dispute. Upon such notice and attempt to resolve, the party may then commence an arbitration proceeding either (a) pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, before an arbitrator to be selected by the AAA.
Any such arbitration may only be commenced within one year after the party requesting arbitration obtains knowledge of the cause of action forming the basis of the controversy or claim accrued. In any arbitration and subject to the ultimate discretion of the presiding arbitrator, each side will be limited to a maximum of one day of argument (including rebuttal), and the parties agree in good faith to minimize discovery burdens (e.g., confine the scope to actual areas in dispute and limit the topics and number of pages on which information is requested to matters directly relevant).
The decision(s) of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and may not be appealed to any court of competent jurisdiction, or otherwise, except upon claim of fraud or corruption as provided by law, provided, however, that implementation of such decision(s) shall in no way be delayed or otherwise impaired pending the outcome of any such appeal. Judgment upon the award rendered in such arbitration may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. You agree that all Disputes will be limited between you, individually, and ImpactRaise. To the full extent allowable by law, you agree that no arbitration proceeding, or other dispute resolution proceeding shall be joined with any other party or decided on a class-action basis.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that the following matters shall not, at the election of ImpactRaise, be subject to binding arbitration: (1) any Dispute related to or arising from allegations of criminal activity; (2) any Disputes concerning ImpactRaise’s intellectual property rights; and (3) any claim for injunctive relief. All arbitration proceedings will take place in California, United States of America. Any Dispute not subject to arbitration shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within Los Angeles, California. Each party hereby waives any claim that such venue is improper or inconvenient.
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act/Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
The Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“ESIGN”) and similar state laws, particularly the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”), authorize the creation of legally binding and enforceable agreements utilizing electronic records and signatures. ESIGN and UETA require businesses that want to use electronic records or signatures in consumer transactions to obtain the consumer’s consent to receive information electronically. When an Issuer or potential Investor registers on the platform, we obtain his or her consent to transact business electronically and maintain electronic records in compliance with ESIGN and UETA requirements. Your use of electronic signatures to sign documents legally binds you in the same manner as if you had manually signed such documents. The use of electronic versions of documents fully satisfies any requirement that such documents be provided to you in writing. If you sign electronically, you represent that you can access and retain a record of such documents.
You agree that you are responsible for understanding these documents and agree to conduct business by electronic means. You are obligated to review the Site periodically for changes and modifications and agree not to contest the admissibility or enforceability of the Site's electronically stored copy of this Agreement in any proceeding arising out of this Agreement. Although you consent to electronic delivery, you may elect to deliver communications by other means and such delivery shall not affect your consent. You may revoke consent to electronic delivery of communications and receive a paper version at your election. ImpactRaise shall have a reasonable period to effect such a change and ImpactRaise may charge you a reasonable fee for sending such paper copies. If you elect to use electronic delivery, you agree and represent that you have a suitable computer with Internet access, an email address and the availability to download, save and/or print communications to retain a record of such communications. You agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining such equipment and services required for online access.
Integration and Severability
If you provide your mobile phone number to us, by doing so you consent to receive text message alerts from us containing product, event, or promotional information in a text or SMS message (“Text Messages”). You can unsubscribe from receiving Text Messages at any time by replying “STOP” to one of our Text Messages.
Last updated: July 9, 2021
Eligibility for Use of the Services
ImpactRaise User Profile Registration
ImpactRaise reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a Username and domain name. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Profile. You agree to notify ImpactRaise immediately in writing of any unauthorized use of your Profile or any other breach of security. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your Profile, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Profile. You will not transfer your Profile to anyone without first getting our written permission. You acknowledge and agree that you are liable for any damages or losses to ImpactRaise and other Users by any use of your Profile, either authorized or unauthorized.
You agree that your Profile will be self-directed and that you are solely responsible for all purchases, orders, investment decisions and instructions placed in your Profile. Although the Site may provide data, information or content provided by third parties or us relating to investment strategies and/or opportunities to buy and/or sell securities, you should not interpret any such content as tax, legal, financial, or investment advice by us or a recommendation by us to invest in any offering posted on the Site.
Any decision to invest should be based solely on your own consideration and analysis of the risks involving a particular offering and is made at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for determining the suitability of an investment or strategy and accept the risks associated with such decisions, which include the risk of losing the entire amount of your principal. Your use of the Site or the Services does not create a fiduciary relationship.
You agree and acknowledge that you are responsible for conducting your own legal, accounting and other due diligence review of the investment opportunities posted on the Site. You are strongly advised to consult a licensed legal professional and investment advisor for any legal, tax, insurance, or investment advice as the Site does not provide any of the foregoing advice or recommendation.
(Last updated: July 9, 2021)