As Vocal's Reg CF Community Fundraising Round approaches its January 31st deadline, we appreciate the insightful concerns raised by our valued community members. There is one question that we have seen pop up repeatedly across a few different channels: "Will investing mean a creator is unable to enter and win Challenges?" We want to address this concern head-on and allay any fears about the potential conflict between investing and entering the writing challenges that are so central to the Vocal experience.
Being both a shareholder and a Vocal creator will not create an unfair advantage in challenges. We understand the concerns about potential conflicts of interest, and we share a mutual commitment to safeguarding the integrity of Vocal challenges. The judges of the challenges will not be able to see whether a creator is an investor.
Vocal’s parent company, Creatd, is publicly traded, and we have never put any additional restrictions on dual creator-investors. The eligibility criteria for challenges, as outlined in the official rules for each challenge and seen below, will remain unchanged.
We appreciate your valuable feedback and look to provide you with as much clarity about the Community Funding Round as possible. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, reach out via email to [email protected], or attend Creator Chat on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12PM ET. We are here to address any questions you may have. Thank you for being part of the Vocal community.