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The Visionary Monthly Membership plan is the premiere Creator level at ideaPledge. Visionaries can raise up to a cap of $20,000,000 for up to ten projects. The cap is cumulative, meaning that you could have ten projects budgeted at $2,000,000 or one project budgeted at $19,000,000, one project budgeted at $200,000 and eight projects budgeted at $100,000, etc. You can mix and match budgets provided they do not exceed a total of $20,000,000. The Visionary Monthly Membership is the ideal way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Visionaries get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Visionaries have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors as all other Membership levels, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

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The Visionary Annual Membership plan is the premiere Creator level at ideaPledge. Visionaries can raise up to a cap of $20,000,000 for up to ten projects. The cap is cumulative, meaning that you could have ten projects budgeted at $2,000,000 or one project budgeted at $19,000,000, one project budgeted at $200,000 and eight projects budgeted at $100,000, etc. You can mix and match budgets provided they do not exceed a total of $20,000,000. The Visionary Monthly Membership is the ideal way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Visionaries get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Visionaries have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors as all other Membership levels, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

In addition, Annual Members get free Premium Tech Support access, with personal responses on all tech related questions.

Even more impressive, the Visionary Annual Membership comes with free Business Consulting, allowing access to our highly trained business consultants, who can help answer questions about investing, percentages, optional business plans, planning a social media campaign, and any other business related question.

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The Maker Monthly Membership plan is an elevated Creator level at ideaPledge. Makers can raise up to a cap of $5,000,000 for up to five projects. The cap is cumulative, meaning that you could have five projects budgeted at $1,000,000 or one project budgeted at $4,500,000 and four projects budgeted at $125,000, etc. You can mix and match budgets provided they do not exceed a total of $5,000,000. The Maker Monthly Membership is the ideal way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Makers get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Makers have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors as all other Membership levels, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

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The Maker Annual Membership plan is an elevated Creator level at ideaPledge. Makers can raise up to a cap of $5,000,000 for up to five projects. The cap is cumulative, meaning that you could have five projects budgeted at $1,000,000 or one project budgeted at $4,500,000 and four projects budgeted at $125,000, etc. You can mix and match budgets provided they do not exceed a total of $5,000,000. The Maker Monthly Membership is the ideal way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Makers get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Makers have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors as all other Membership levels, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

In addition, Annual Members get free Premium Tech Support access, with personal responses on all tech related questions.

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The Dreamer Monthly Membership plan is the introductory Creator level at ideaPledge. Dreamers can raise up to $500,000 for a single project. The Dreamer Monthly Membership is the most affordable way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Dreamers get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Dreamers have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

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The Dreamer Annual Membership plan is the introductory Creator level at ideaPledge. Dreamers can raise up to $500,000 for a single project. The Dreamer Annual Membership is the most affordable way to start raising money today with ideaPledge! Dreamers get access to every portion of the ideaPledge Platform, including the Project Creation Page and the Project Grid. Dreamers have the same selection of profit participation plans for Investors as all other Membership levels, being set at 1%, 10% and 50% profit sharing.

In addition, Annual Members get free Premium Tech Support access, with personal responses on all tech related questions.

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ideaPledge is the least expensive option available for any type of funding, both compared to other crowdfunding platforms, and also compared to all current crowdinvesting platforms. ideaPledge has conveniently summarized all fees in one Fee Chart.

Investor Members always have 100% free access to the Pledge Platform. Creators can choose between a selection of low-cost access plans that charge for the use of the tools needed to post to the Pledge Platform.

ideaPledge guarantees it will never, 1) Take a percentage of ownership of any project, 2) participate in the profits of Creators, 3) Own any portion of Creators IP, 4) Charge Creators any fee not specified on the Fee Chart.

Moreover, many crowdinvesting sites require the purchase of expensive vetting reviews, business plans, and so called “analytics” before a project can be posted. ideaPledge does not require a business plan, or any other review or analysis. Creators are free to present projects directly to Investors. Post a project today by becoming an ideaPledge Creator!

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No. Once Creators buy a Membership Level, nothing else is required to post a Project, invite friends and raise money!

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ideaPledge does more, yet charges less! See our Fee Chart. Total fees on Indiegogo and Kickstarter can reach 13% of proceeds raised, while Creators at the Visionary Membership Level on ideaPledge pay only 1.9%, while also allowing you to offer a percentage of the profits to Investors. That means Investors can invest in your project, rather than just making a gift.

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The ideaPledge business model is automated, using information technology to replace what formerly took lawyers and accountants hundreds of hours to complete on a per project basis. That means that ideaPledge is becoming the primary solution for startup fund raising.

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No, you do not have to form a company before you begin using ideaPledge. However, if you already have a validly formed United States based company, you may list such company on your Creator Profile.

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No, ideaPledge will arrange for all securities compliance work to be done for Creators. Through template forms and third-party providers, ideaPledge takes the hassle out of fundraising. The Fee Chart specifies the total costs payable, and no additional compliance costs will be charged to Creators.

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No, but certain materials you provide later may need to be reviewed by an accountant, depending on your funding level and number of investors. Accounting work, if required, would be the responsibility of the Creator.

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No, a business plan is optional. The share of profits you are providing to potential investors is selected on the Project Page. ideaPledge does not require you to prepare or purchase an elaborate business plan or so called “analytics.” ideaPledge has hired a leading securities consulting firm, with nearly twenty years experience in entertainment and high tech fund raising, and our experts agree that less is more when it comes to business plans. In fact, ideaPledge discourages making Return on Investment (ROI) claims, because the return from startup phase investing is so uncertain. Everything needed to persuasively present the project to potential investors, including a statement of the profit share, is built in to the Project Page Tools. Moreover, ideaPledge provides template securities disclosures and disclaimers, so you can focus on what you do best, creating!

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