Can a funding portal fill an investment gap?
2 attorney answers
As Mr. Doland politely informed you, non-lawyers who try to create securities offerings and hawk their own stuff to the public using online funding schemes would do well to have a criminal defense lawyer on the payroll--before pulling the trigger.
Those of us experienced Florida lawyers who have done business with the State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Securities Regulation here in Tallahassee and with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. will join with me in advising you NOT to try doing anything like you are asking about here without prior professional assistance.
The idea that you will do any of the above without an experienced securities lawyer, not just a "business lawyer" (like myself) is folly, and will result in securities fraud litigation (civil, and potentially criminal.) No non-lawyer knows how to write a proper offering in conformity with state and federal securities laws.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts...