Veni, Vidi, Verify

More than two millennia ago, Julius Caesar said the famous phrase, “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, triumphant in battle. This translates to, “I came, I saw, I conquered.” While the Roman Empire has long since fallen, these powerful words continue to ring true today – only in a different context. When it comes to investment opportunities, there is a simple way to “conquer” the investment process: Veni, Vidi, Verify.

I Came: The Search for Investment Opportunites 


With Regulation CF or RegA+, investors have more investment opportunities available to them than ever. Many of these investment opportunities are in startups that have a promising future, ranging from collectibles, MedTech, real estate, and many other growing industries. This is the time to start thinking about how you can use these opportunities to grow your investment portfolio while aligning your risk tolerance with your investing goals.


I Saw: Seeking Legitimate Investments


The abundance of options available to investors can be considered both a blessing and a curse. Despite the many opportunities available, you must ensure that the company is legitimate and the way you invest. For issuers, the same could be said about making certain investors are who they say they are to protect your company. When investing, it is good to analyze the risk versus the reward of a particular investment. You want to ensure that everything is above board in terms of your investment and there are no underlying additional risks. 


I Verified: Confidence Through Verification


Verification allows investors and issuers alike to verify the information provided by all parties to help confirm the transaction is legitimate and complies with regulatory requirements. Verification can ensure the quality of an investment with the assistance of data and information, such as:


  • ID verification
  • KYC and AML
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Transaction information
  • Company information and history


This gives investors the peace of mind to pursue assets knowing that they are making an informed decision and letting issuers know that investors are who they say they are. Additionally, tools such as the KoreID mobile app enhances the process of verification during the investment process. With KoreID, investors can securely manage their investments and personal information to meet KYC requirements. 

Veni, Vidi, Verify helps both issuers and investors ensure that they are making secure investments. Ultimately, verification and adherence to securities regulations create trust between investors and issuers during the investment process.

5 Tips for Frictionless Capital Raising

Raising capital can be a tricky process. Fortunately, with the JOBS Act and its exemptions from SEC registration under RegA+, RegCF, or RegD, entrepreneurs can now access capital raising 24/7/365. Here are five tips to help you make the most of this opportunity and enjoy frictionless capital raising.

Use Mobile Apps for Online Investments

Mobile apps are becoming an increasingly popular way to access capital markets and make investments online. When a company raises capital under a JOBS Act exemption, a mobile app can streamline the investment process for investors. For example, the KoreID Mobile App allows investors to manage current and pending investments and reinvest with ease. KoreID allows investors to securely manage their personal information so that they don’t have to reenter the same information each time they go to invest.

Utilize Affinity Marketing

What better way to raise capital than to leverage your existing network of customers? Customers that align with your company’s mission and values can become powerful brand ambassadors when they invest. This type of marketing also helps give potential investors a sense of trust and familiarity, which can be invaluable when it comes to securing investments. By utilizing affinity marketing, you can easily create an affinity network and unlock new capital-raising opportunities.

Seek the Crowd

Over the last year, the amount of venture capital funding has dropped significantly. Instead, online capital formation facilitated by the JOBS Act has become a powerful player in the private capital market. RegA+ and RegCF allow companies to raise capital from the general public, creating a wider pool of potential investors. And, since online capital raising is open 24/7/365, these sources of capital can be a valuable alternative to traditional funding routes.

Have a Plan and Tailor Your Pitch

Before you even consider approaching potential investors, you should always have an airtight business plan in place. This includes your stated objectives, financial projections, and any other details that provide an in-depth look into your venture. Once you’ve mapped out the specifics of your venture, it’s time to start crafting a tailored pitch that resonates with potential investors. Creating a compelling presentation with the right balance of facts, figures, and storytelling can help draw investors in and establish trust. Think about the investors you are pitching to and tailor your pitch accordingly. Are they venture capitalists and angel investors? Or are you targeting family and friends or seeking equity crowdfunding? Each type of investor has different requirements, so it’s key to understand who you are pitching to and adjust your strategy accordingly. Regardless of who you’re targeting, it’s vital that you fully understand your business plan, because investors will ask you questions that a memorized sales pitch might not answer adequately. By doing this, you can ensure that the capital-raising process is as seamless as possible.

Prioritize Compliance

When raising capital, adhering to securities regulations is essential for success. While there are many components to compliance, using a broker-dealer is one of the first things that any company should consider when raising capital. Broker-dealers can also help you navigate the complexities of securities regulations. By selecting an experienced and reliable broker-dealer, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the process is compliant and secure. With these raises sometimes having thousands of investors on a cap table, you want to be sure that your investors are managed properly and that your raise is in compliance with the law.

Raising capital for your venture doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these five tips for frictionless capital raising, you can make the process as smooth as possible so you can be well on your way to securing the funds needed for growth. 


What You Should Know About 2-Factor Authentication

In today’s world, we are more connected than ever before. We rely on technology to keep us connected with friends and family, to keep us up-to-date on the latest news, to help us stay productive at work, and to even make investment decisions. But as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. And, as we become more reliant on technology, the risk of our data being compromised also increases. To protect our data, we need to use security measures such as two-factor authentication (2FA), which aims to prevent identity theft, fraud, and other malicious activity.


What is Two-Factor Authentication?


Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security that can be used to protect your data. It works by requiring two forms of authentication to access an account or system. The first form of authentication is typically something that the user knows, such as a password or the answer to a security question. The second form of authentication is usually something that the user has, such as a phone or a credit card. The second form can even be more complex, like a fingerprint used to unlock a phone.


Why is Two-Factor Authentication Important?


Two-factor authentication is important because it helps to protect our data by making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to our accounts. By requiring two forms of authentication, 2FA makes it much harder for hackers to guess or force their way into an account. In addition, even if a hacker can obtain one form of authentication, such as a password, they still would not be able to access the account without the second form of authentication. 2FA is also important when it comes to compliance–keeping accounts secure from fraudulent transactions minimizes the risk to companies raising capital with JOBS Act exemptions. 


How Does KoreID Help to Secure User Data?


2FA becomes incredibly important when dealing with sensitive data, like an investor’s financial information. With KoreID, trusted intermediaries like SEC-registered funding platforms or FINRA-registered broker-dealers can allow investors to use one set of login credentials to populate forms with the investor’s verified data. This enables investors to invest and reinvest more smoothly and 2FA helps to secure their sensitive information.


By using KoreID, investors can take advantage of the increased security that two-factor authentication provides. Two-factor authentication is an important tool that can be used to help protect your data. In today’s world, we need to do everything we can to protect our data and 2FA is one of the best ways to do that by making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to your accounts.


Digital Securities That Help You Navigate the Web Safely

The internet is often difficult to navigate. On one hand, many wonderful resources can be found for educational purposes, you can connect and communicate with anyone anywhere in the world, and new ways to manage financial investments are accessible at the tip of our fingers. But on the other hand, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the legitimacy of a website or investment opportunity. Fortunately, digital securities are changing the way these transactions are carried out, introducing new levels of transparency and trust when implemented correctly


Navigating the Web Safely


Some features that help people navigate the web safely include things like two-factor authentication (2FA) or blockchain-based identity management systems. 2FA is a critical security measure requiring users to provide two forms of identification to log into their accounts. This can be something like a password and a fingerprint or a one-time code that is sent to your phone. Blockchain-based identity management systems work similarly, but instead of using passwords, they use cryptographic keys that are stored on a blockchain. This makes it impossible for hackers to access your account unless they have your private key. Both solutions are important for ensuring that only the account holder can access the account. These tools also make it more difficult for hackers to steal your identity by masquerading as you online. By using 2FA or a blockchain-based identity management system, you can help navigate the web safely and protect your online information.


Digital securities are an essential part of the digital economy, and KoreConX is committed to making them more accessible and easy to use. Our KoreID feature is just one example of how we are innovating in the realm of digital securities. With KoreID, investors can easily and safely provide their information to regulated platforms. As a result, the need for investors to fill out the same information, again and again, is eliminated, saving them time and hassle. With this digital security innovation, when investors are making investments through JOBS Act exemptions, they are less susceptible to fraud. And for issuers, the KoreID gives them peace of mind knowing that they can easily prove that they are in good standing with FINRA and registered funding portals. Digital securities are an essential part of the digital economy, and KoreConX is committed to making them more accessible, safe, and easy to use.


Benefiting from the Innovation of KoreID


KoreID is a digital securities innovation that allows investors to navigate the web safely. The feature is an all-in-one platform that reduces the friction of investors spending time filling forms with the same data repeatedly. Users are allowed to provide certified information with one single click, facilitating a smoother investment or reinvestment. This also reduces the known issues in compliance that broker-dealers face when users “fat finger” their information, accidentally misentering their information. 


The KoreID is a blockchain-based digital identity that is stored on the user’s device and can be used to log in to any site that accepts KoreID. The user’s data is kept secure and only shared with sites that the user has authorized. KoreID is convenient, safe, and easy to use, making it the ideal solution for investors who want to navigate the web safely. Only verified, regulated participants can be allowed to add the KoreID, giving investors peace of mind and allowing companies to easily maintain compliance efforts.