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At Public Raise, we are dedicated to helping companies of all sizes reach their capital raising goals. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, our team has a deep understanding of the financial markets and a track record of success.

We offer a range of tools and services designed to connect investors with the best opportunities in the private markets. Whether you are a high-growth startup, a hospitality company, or an income-generating real estate company, we can help you find investors.

In addition to our extensive network of attorneys, CPA's and Broker-Dealers, we also provide expert guidance and support to help our clients make informed decisions on their capital structure. From initial strategy and due diligence to ongoing support, we are with you every step of the way.

At Public Raise, our top priority is ensuring that our clients are successful. We are committed to building long-term relationships and providing the highest level of service to each and every one of our issuer clients.


If you are looking to raise capital in the private markets and want to work with a team of experienced professionals, we invite you to contact us to learn more about how we can help.

David Lee

David Lee, the Founder and CEO of Public Raise, started his career on Wall Street in 1994.  His specialties include investment banking, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and capital formation strategies.

He has over 25 years in banking and financial advisory for both institutional and individual investors and has previously worked for Morgan Stanley, Raymond James, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Charles Schwab.

While David enjoyed the challenges of his financial career, he preferred working hands-on with business owners, helping them solve their biggest problems.  So he founded All-Star Franchise, LLC (www.allstarfranchise.com), a franchise development company, to help further that goal.  Since leaving Wall Street, he has been a franchise operator, developer, multi-unit operator, franchisor, and founder of various franchise companies.  More importantly, he has helped many people grow their organizations, create more jobs and achieve their goals.   

David earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown and holds FINRA licenses 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 27, 66, and 79 securities registrations.

Mr. Lee also serves as Managing Director of Netshares Financial Services, LLC, an SEC registered broker-dealer and FINRA member.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Raising Capital in the Private Markets

May 19, 20232 min read

5 Reasons

The private markets have been growing rapidly in recent years, and many companies are considering raising capital in these markets. There are several reasons why this may be a smart move for your business. Here are five of the most important reasons why you should consider raising capital in the private markets.

Firstly, private markets offer access to a wider range of investors. Unlike public markets, which are restricted to institutional investors and high net worth individuals, private markets allow businesses to tap into a broader pool of investors. This can include family offices, hedge funds, and other alternative investment vehicles.

Secondly, private markets offer greater flexibility in terms of deal structures. Businesses can tailor their capital raising efforts to meet their specific needs, whether that's equity or debt financing, a convertible note, or another type of financial instrument. This flexibility can make it easier for businesses to raise the capital they need to grow and expand.

Thirdly, private markets offer greater control and confidentiality. When a company goes public, it is subject to a range of regulatory requirements and must disclose detailed financial information to the public. In contrast, private companies have greater control over their financial reporting and can keep sensitive information confidential.

Fourthly, private markets can offer faster access to capital. Unlike public markets, which can be subject to lengthy and complex regulatory requirements, private markets can move quickly. This can be particularly important for businesses that need to raise capital quickly in order to take advantage of market opportunities.

Finally, private markets can offer better terms for issuers. Because private markets are less transparent than public markets, investors may be willing to accept lower returns in exchange for the opportunity to invest in promising companies. This can be especially beneficial for businesses that are still in the early stages of their growth.

In conclusion, there are several compelling reasons why businesses should consider raising capital in the private markets. From access to a wider range of investors to greater flexibility, control, and confidentiality, private markets offer a range of benefits that can help businesses grow and thrive.

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Disclaimer – Public Raise performs no underwriting function and acts solely on behalf of a client company in providing in-house financial advisory and investor marketing services. Although the consulting services of Public Raise may include general advice and consultation regarding general legal topics relating to the consulting services to be rendered, particularly with respect to areas of financial expertise of Public Raise the services rendered by Public Raise do not include the rendition of professional legal services or any specific legal service, advice or consultation by any affiliate of Public Raise. Public Raise is not a Broker Dealer or registered with FINRA or the SEC. Public Raise will not accept broker success fees or commissions for raising capital.

David Lee, who is the Founder of Public Raise, is also a Managing Director and Registered Representative of Netshares Financial Services, LLC ("Netshares"), an SEC registered broker-dealer. Any activities of Public Raise, its employees, or the Management of Public Raise, which is conducted in connection with or set forth in this website is not in any way related to the position of an affiliated person of Netshares. The Management of Public Raise and its business are separate and independent of Netshares and is not part of the business conducted by Netshares and any representation to the contrary is false. Netshares has no responsibility or liability for the activities of Public Raise, its employees or the Management of Public Raise, or any representations made in connection with or set forth in this website.

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