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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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What is Asset Tokenization?

December 11, 20222 min read


Recently, tokenizing assets has become more and more popular. In simple terms, tokenizing an asset is the process of converting physical assets into digital tokens that can be used to encourage investment and facilitate transactions. How does asset tokenization work? Let’s explore this concept further.

Tokenizing an asset is the process of taking an asset and dividing ownership rights into smaller units called tokens. This process creates a digital asset that can be bought, sold, or exchanged on a market place or a blockchain platform. Tokenizing an asset makes it easier to track who owns the asset and transfer ownership rights between various parties.

Tokenizing an asset also makes it possible to divide large assets into smaller units that are available to investors all over the world, helping to increase diversification and reduce risks associated with investing in traditional assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities.

 The Advantages Of Tokenizing Assets

There are several benefits that come from tokenizing an asset. First, it can potentially provide liquidity by making it easier for holders to buy and sell their tokens on the open market. Second, tokenization enables fractional ownership by allowing investors to purchase a portion of an asset instead of having to purchase the entire thing asset outright. Third, it improves transparency by providing investors with more insights into their investments due to the distributed ledger technology used in the tracking system. Finally, tokenized assets can be seen as more secure than traditional investments since these assets are stored securely on a blockchain network instead of being held in physical form or in an account at a financial institution.                          

Conclusion:  Asset tokenization has the potential to revolutionize the way people invest in traditional private assets. By allowing investors to purchase fractional interests in these assets instead of purchasing the entire asset outright, it has made investing more accessible for everyone - from individuals just starting out with investing all the way up to the experienced institutional investor looking for diversification outside of the traditional stock or bond market. Whether you're starting out as an investor or you’re already experienced and looking for new investment opportunities, understanding how tokenizing assets work can help you make better informed decisions about your investment plan going forward.

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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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