Round One is the first equity crowdfunding platform licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Philippines.
As a local trailblazer in the field, we've taken great measures to ensure that the fundraising journey for fundraisers on the platform is a complete end-to-end experience.
Financial Industry Game-changers ⛳
The SEC has developed specific rules to allow Round One to provide a safe space for you and potential investors to match up and to reach your fundraising goals. Crowdfunding opens up the possibility of equity fundraising for startups and SMEs through regulated intermediaries that are accountable to the government, the industry, and you.
Save yourself from having to do dozens of private pitches, get on any public stage and start pitching when you've registered your company with us. List your venture, launch a fundraising campaign, and get noticed by investors from anywhere in the country or even abroad.
Just make sure all investment activity occurs through the platform.
Our Experience 📖
The platform is owned and operated as a business unit by Eastern Securities Development Corporation (ESDC), a duly licensed securities brokerage. As one of the oldest firms in the country, we have been providing financial services for thousands of our investor customers and raising investment funds for Philippine-listed companies since 1977.
In addition to our crowdfunding intermediary services, we provide:
The User Journey 🚴
Ensuring your success as a fundraiser depends a lot on making the investor's experience secure and engaging.
We make the investment commitment and cancellation process easy and transparent. To keep money safe, funds committed and raised through the platform are held in custody with our partner banking institutions until the completion of a campaign. We conduct a basic due diligence on all our fundraisers and investors, as your protection and best interests are always our top priority.
We also undergo comprehensive, annual SEC audits in order to maintain our licenses to operate. This permits us, among other things, to accept and handle customer funds.
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