Crowdfunding Leader Acquires Investor Relationship Platform -- Apicista

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CommunityLeader adds comprehensive management tool to support CrowdFunding campaigns

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CommunityLeader, Inc. announced the purchase of the investor relationship management platform, Apicista. This comprehensive investor management tool for businesses, investors and portals will be seamlessly integrated into CommunityLeader’s market-leading crowdfunding platform applications—CampaignLeader and CommunityInvestor.

“Apicista is a sophisticated investor relationship management platform which will allow us to immediately provide a robust market-tested solution,” said Joseph Barisonzi, CommunityLeader CEO. “Apicista will be the engine that drives our CampaignLeader and CommunityInvestor applications.”

The robust Apicista platform was initially developed by Busy Worker Bee, San Mateo, California, for EB-5 Regional Centers to support their complex recruiting, regulatory and support processes associated with managing immigrant visa investors’ pre and post USCIS application approval. The Apicista platform has already been modified to match CommunityLeader’s go-to-market strategy and subsequent Beta launch by the end of June 2012.

“Apicista immediately gives CommunityLeader the ability to provide a fully compliant engine to other crowdfunding portals,” said Scott Bachman, CommunityLeader’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This powerful engine will allow CommunityLeader and other crowdfunding portals to focus on providing marketing and business development services in their specific communities, while our trained and qualified support team provides the fulfillment services in a fully regulatory compliant environment.”

CommunityLeader ( is a full service provider of business, investor and portal services in the emerging crowdfunding market. With the purchase of Apicista, CommunityLeader now has three applications that together create the market's first quality-based, compliance focused and community-centric ecosystem for crowdfunding:
CampaignLeader is a business development platform for companies seeking to effectively develop, implement and support a successful crowdfunding campaign;
CommunityInvestor is a smart-phone enabled application for individuals to track, commit and subscribe to the business they want to support; and now
Apicista is a standalone accredited crowdfunding platform for our partners to connect quality businesses with qualified investors in their own communities.

For more information on how Apicista helps businesses and crowdfunding investors connect, visit

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