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Mark Easley

Mark Easley

Mark Easley is a recognized expert in the investment crowdfunding industry and he organized and led the effort to get the NC PACES Act passed in the North Carolina legislature. He is the publisher and editor of the CrowdfundNC.com website and he has advised several successful investment crowdfunding campaigns for North Carolina startups and small businesses. Now he is available to help you with yours. Learn more about Mark on the About page.

Seminars and Webinars

Mark is available to give investment crowdfunding seminars to your group in person at your facility in North Carolina or online webinars on a variety of topics. Seminar topics include:

  • Crowdfunding Industry 101 – Crowdfunding Industry Overview
  • Investment Crowdfunding 101A – Create an Offering
  • Investment Crowdfunding 101B – Finding Investors
  • Investment Crowdfunding 101C – Investing in Private Offerings
  • Localstake NC Process and Pricing – How the Platform Works
  • Crowdfunding Services and Resources – Get Help Raising Money
  • Localstake NC Investor Services – For Investors, Groups, Syndicates
  • An investment crowdfunding topic of interest to you and your group

Who can benefit from these seminars and webinars? Anyone who is interested in raising money for their business or is helping startups and small businesses grow and raise money:

  • Startups and businesses seeking funding
  • Startup incubators and accelerators
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Business support groups and service providers
  • Investors interested in startup and business funding
  • Angel investors and networks
  • Early stage VCs
  • Startup and business conferences
  • Educational services companies
  • Community colleges
  • University entrepreneurial programs

Seminar and webinar pricing varies depending on time, topic, location and audience type and size. For more information, to get a price quote, and to schedule a seminar or webinar please email crowdfundnc@nc.rr.com

Initial private consultation about crowdfunding options and strategies ($200)

Mark will provide a one hour review of your business in person or via Skype and help you decide which crowdfunding strategies and offering types will be best for you, and answer questions for you including:

  • Which offering type is best for my business?
  • Which platform would work for me?
  • How much time and effort will this take?
  • How can I find investors? What kind of investors can I get?
  • How much money can I raise, and how much will it cost?
  • Who can help me put a crowdfunding campaign together?

To order a consultation please go to paypal.me/CrowdfundNC/200

For more information and to schedule a consultation please email crowdfundnc@nc.rr.com

Review of your crowdfunding campaign and plan ($2,000)

Once you have decided to move forward on a crowdfunding campaign, Mark will review your campaign and marketing strategies and give you feedback on creating a successful campaign. This is normally broken into 2 review periods, the first one when you have your first pass campaign built, and the second when you have updated and enhanced it and are ready to launch. Review and feedback are provided about your:

  • Campaign video
  • Company profile
  • Company mission and vision
  • The problem you are solving
  • Your solution
  • Your target market
  • Competition
  • Team profile
  • Financial projections
  • Use of funds
  • Offering description and docs
  • Campaign marketing strategy

To order a review please go to paypal.me/CrowdfundNC/2000

For more information and to schedule a review please email crowdfundnc@nc.rr.com

Endorsements from our crowdfunding and startup partners:

“Mark Easley has been a leader and advocate for the investment crowdfunding industry since it started with the passage of the Federal JOBS Act back in 2012. He led the effort to create and pass the North Carolina PACES Act investment crowdfunding exemption law, and is a nationally known expert and leader in the investment crowdfunding community. Mark has been an excellent advisor and mentor for us on our journey to build the world’s leading real estate project funding platform for everyday investors. If you need advice on generating funding for your business using investment crowdfunding, or on how and why to invest in these offerings, Mark is the person to know in North Carolina.”

Brian Dally, Founder and CEO, www.groundfloor.us, Atlanta, Georgia


“Mark Easley is a well known investor, mentor and advisor in North Carolina, and I was interested when he suggested a strategy for raising some of our funding using investment crowdfunding. With Mark’s guidance and support, we put together a very successful crowdfunding campaign on a leading crowdfunding platform in Texas, which very quickly exceeded our fundraising goals. The additional capital was a vital component of getting our technology integrated into 100’s of well known brands. Now Mark is building a similar investment crowd funding infrastructure in North Carolina, which will allow many other companies here in NC to have similar opportunities. Mark is the #1 person in NC that entrepreneurs should contact if they’re looking for advice about investment crowdfunding.”

Jim Zidar, Co-founder & CEO of Stealz Inc.


“Mark Easley has been a valued investor and advisor for our company as we have built Wedpics into the #1 photo and video sharing app for weddings. Mark recommended that I look at investment crowdfunding as part of our fundraising efforts, and he provided advice and guidance for us on a very quick and successful fundraise campaign on a leading crowdfunding platform. As a result, we gained a number of new and valuable investors, including Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank fame. Mark also led the effort here in North Carolina to create and pass the North Carolina PACES Act investment crowdfunding exemption law. I highly recommend Mark as an advisor to any North Carolina company that is considering using investment crowdfunding to raise money.”

Justin Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, https://wedpics.com/home , Raleigh, North Carolina


“Mark Easley provided me with some excellent guidance on building my crowdfunding campaign and putting together an effective message that would appeal to investors. I highly recommend Mark if you need advice and guidance on your crowdfunding strategy and campaign.”

Micky McKeon, Founder, MockOut, Inc., Durham, North Carolina




“I have worked with Mark Easley for several years as part of our startup and small business mentoring program at Entredot. He is an experienced, knowledgeable and insightful advisor and mentor, and I am quite excited about the possibilities for the new investment crowdfunding infrastructure he is building in North Carolina. This new way of financing startups and small businesses could revolutionize the way many of them put together their early stage financing. I highly recommend Mark as the person to work with in North Carolina if you are considering investment crowdfunding for your startup or small business.”

Bill Warner, Co-Founder, EntreDot , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


“I was fortunate to have Mark Easley come on board as an investor and advisor to me and my team at https://freedom.to/. Mark always gives sound advice, and he knows more about investment crowdfunding than anybody else in North Carolina. If you are considering using investment crowdfunding, Mark is the man to know.”

Fred Stutzman, Founder and CEO,https://freedom.to/, Durham, North Carolina


“Mark Easley has been a trusted investor and advisor to RocketBolt since we started. He is a very experienced startup investor, and he knows more about the investment crowdfunding space than anyone in North Carolina. If you need guidance about doing an investment crowdfunding round, Mark will be a big help.”

Aaron Dinin, Co-Founder and CEO, RocketBolt.com, Durham, North Carolina