Funding Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding

NC TECH will feature Mark Easley, the publisher and editor of to share how businesses can use the new North Carolina Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform to get funding for a startup or existing business.

Localstake NC enables startups and existing businesses to conduct a cost effective and professional debt or equity securities offering and get funding from new sources: their community, customers, partners, and supporters.

This seminar will help both entrepreneurs and investors understand these new funding options and how to make use of them. 

Investment crowdfunding has been growing significantly around the nation, with billions of dollars raised across many different platforms. Now it's our turn North Carolina! It's time to start investment crowdfunding our most promising North Carolina startups and existing businesses to help grow the economy, create jobs, and enable new products and services in communities all over our state.

Localstake NC is the first investment crowdfunding platform exclusively serving North Carolina. Startups and existing businesses ranging from technology startups to retail shops and restaurants can use the platform to raise money using a variety of both private and public equity and debt offerings including priced equity rounds, convertible notes, SAFES, revenue share loans, and promissory note loans. Localstake NC supports various securities law exemptions, including 506(b) and 506(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and the new NC PACES Act investment crowdfunding law, which provides a great new innovative option for raising money from all North Carolina residents.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 am)  

About the Presenter

Mark Easley has led the effort to bring investment crowdfunding to North Carolina, and will discuss the current state of the industry, how investment crowdfunding works, and answer your questions about how it might apply to your situation as an entrepreneur or investor.


8:55 am: Please log on to the webinar
9:00 am: Welcome + Intro from NC TECH
9:10 am: Crowdfunding Presentation -- Mark Easley, Publisher + Editor –

  • Investment crowdfunding overview
  • How to raise money on Localstake NC
  • What investors need to know

9:50am: Q + A
10:00am: Adjournment

For additional questions after the seminar please contact Mark Easley.


Free and open to NC TECH members and non-members.  Please register so we can provide additional webinar details as needed. 

Webinar Available on Zoom

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