Should my company be SEC registered to be able to crowdfund?



10:53 AM on October 10, 2022

To be able to offer investments on the Round One platform, fundraisers should have a business entity registered with the:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Cooperative Development Authority of the Philippines (CDA)
  • Any government body that registers entities for the purpose of doing business.

This registered entity is responsible for obligations in the agreements that it has entered into with investors.


Nonetheless, Round One doesn't have to close its doors to non-registered companies- you may undertake to formally register a company sometime in the future while you begin the initial preparations to launch a campaign. Securities offerings on this platform may also be made up of instruments that are not strictly a form of common or preferred equity.

Seek advice from a legal and financial professionals on all aspects related to business registration. Most new business ventures and companies looking for funds to scale up are welcome to list on Round One.


The requirements needed to start the onboarding process will depend on which kind of fundraiser you are. Ventures come in all shapes, sizes, and business stages. In general, we require your pitch deck, company profile, and an understanding of your ability to issue securities in connection to a fundraising campaign.


To better understand how you can raise funds through the platform, refer to the Fundraiser FAQ sections Creating Your Profile and Preparing Your Campaign



If you find that you still have lingering questions, feel free to schedule a meeting with us today.