We do not charge any upfront cost, however issuing a Reg CF offering requires the following expenses with third parties:
- you will have to fill a Form C to disclose relevant information to the investors. This is required by the SEC, and a third party company such as iDisclose can help you prepare this document ($1500). An attorney from iDisclose can help review and submit your Form C for an additional $1000, or you can use your own attorney.
- a funding portal is not authorized to handle money, so all Reg CF offerings require an escrow agent. We work with PrimeTrust, LLC. Setting up the escrow account costs around $700 before launching the campaign (depending on the number of associates in the company notably).
The upfront cost you will have to pay to third parties to meet legal requirements is therefore ~$3200.
Additionally, it is recommended to plan your marketing campaign before your crowdfunding campaign begins on the portal, so as to be operational as soon as your offering goes live.