How does fundraising and investing work through Round One?



10:37 AM on October 10, 2022

Round One is a crowdfunding investments platform that allows platform-registered fundraisers an opportunity to publish and pitch investment materials to potential investors in the form of online fundraising campaigns. Fundraisers can raise up to Php 50,000,000.00 annually through the platform.


When an investor wants to invest in a campaign, they make an investment commitment- a type of pledge or reservation indicating interest in helping fund the fundraiser's target. Investors can do all of this through their registered investment accounts on the platform. Investors can change, cancel or top-up their commitments any time, up to 48 hours before a campaign closes. After 48 hours, commitments are locked in to become final purchases of the fundraiser's offered securities.

A campaign will last for a set period time and if enough investors pledge funds to hit the fundraiser's full target, then Round One handles the transfer of funds and records of ownership for fundraisers and investors, respectively. When investors purchase a fundraiser's securities, they are then entitled to the rights and benefits of those securities. Securities can come in the of equity, (company shares, for example), debt or sometimes both. 


The Fundraiser's Nut Shell Process 🥜

  • 1. The Fundraiser registers their company or venture with Round One.
  • 2. The Fundraiser prepares Campaign materials, an 'investor presentation', registers and launches a Campaign.
  • 3. The Fundraiser publishes all investor presentation materials to their publicly-viewable Profile
  • 4. Round One-registered Investors start making investment pledges/commitments to the Campaign
  • 5. The Campaign hits its target and the deadline elapses.
  • 6. Round One gives the Fundraiser their Campaign funds and records ownership of the corresponding investors.


The Investor's Nut Shell Process 🥜

  • 1. The Investor registers or has registered a verified, personalized Investor-account with with Round One.
  • 2. The Investor funds their Investor account via our platform payment instructions
  • 3. The Investor reviews the Fundraiser's investor presentation, company details and offering and thinks it's neat.
  • 4. The Investor makes an investment commitment to the fundraiser's campaign by clicking on the Fundraiser's page Invest button and entering in their commitment amount.
  • 5. The Campaign hits its target and the deadline elapses.
  • 6. Round One gives the Fundraiser their fund and records ownership of the corresponding investors.


For more information on these topics, please check out our main Learn page articles, How to Fundraise and Offer Investments through Round One and The Investment Commitment and Closure Process for more detailed insights.