Decades of Wall Street and capital markets experience are rooted in our Institute of Financial Architects™ training.
"We've crafted this course for the entrepreneur who needs to raise a substantial amount of capital, without selling too much of their company's common equity, too early for too little." – Timothy D. Hogan, Founder
Our Financial Architect Course™ is available in 3 learning categories:
- Start-Up & Early-Stage Companies
- Later-Stage Companies
- Professional Service Providers
Located in the rich history of Chicago, Illinois, and steeped in decades of capital markets experience, the Financial Architect System™ was created by Commonwealth Capital LLC.
Founded in 1998, Commonwealth Capital is a hybrid venture capital management company comprised of former Wall Street investment bankers and stockbrokers, as well as experts in deal-structuring, corporate governance, fraud prevention and securities regulatory compliance.
The Institute of Financial Architects™ (IFA) was recently formed and now delivers the Financial Architect System™ formalized training courses for entrepreneurs, as well as professional service providers to the small business community. Our courses are designed specifically to enable entrepreneurs to effectively compete in the U.S. Capital markets, by legally by-passing financial institutions to access investor capital directly.
The Institute of Financial Architects was founded on a single principal of help. Commonwealth Capital LLC saw the critical need of transferring the vast wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in successful, compliant and effective capital raising. Which is why its core mission is to empower a new generation of aspiring entrepreneurs with some of the most important knowledge and skills they will need in achieving their dreams of changing the world.
The IFA roots its values in the core beliefs that opportunity has no bias, education has no master and success has no slaves. It believes entrepreneurial success should be forged through one's passion and knowledge in making the right decisions that lead to goal achievement.
At the Institute of Financial Architects, we believe the diverse playing field of entrepreneurs can be leveled by empowering everyone with the tools and training needed to achieve success.
Timothy Daniel Hogan
Russel C. Weigel, III, Esq.
Ms. Mai Luu
Can I try before I buy it?
YES! Course Chapters 1 & 2 are complimentary enabling you to make a “qualified decision” if this avenue is right for your company’s capitalization needs.
Is the Institute of Financial Architects™ an accredited university?
No. The Institute of Financial Architects™ is owned by Commonwealth Capital LLC™ that provides tailored training courses to teach Start-Up, Early-Stage and Later-Stage companies, and industry professionals the Financial Architect System™ . These are considered some of the top industry professional training programs in the world that entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals can learn to successfully raise capital through the issuance of securities, in compliance with federal and state(s) securities laws, rules and regulations.
How long does a Financial Architect Course™ take?
At an average learning pace, the Start-Up & Early-Stage Financial Architect™ will take about 40-50 hours, Later-Stage Financial Architect™ about 45-55 hours and Professional Financial Architect™ about 50-60 hours. All 3 courses Each course have been designed with staged learning examinations that build confidence, competence and certainty of success.
Who should do a Financial Architect Course™?
Anyone seeking to either raise substantial amounts of seed, development or expansion capital, as well as professional service providers willing to assist in the process. There are 3 courses designed for 3 types of students. Start-Up and Early-Stage entrepreneurs should do the Start-Up & Early-Stage Financial Architect Course™. Entrepreneurs in a later-stage company would do the Later-Stage Financial Architect Course™. Industry professionals, such as lawyers, CPAs and registered securities professionals would do the Professional Financial Architect Course™.
Are IFA courses available in any translated langauges?
At this time, all course content is only available in English.
Is the Institute of Financial Architects™ a physical or virtual university program?
The Institute of Financial Architects™, or IFA, is a virtual training program to maximize inclusion.
How long may I access the full course once I purchase a subscription?
Students retain one year of privileged access to the course materials for reference, study and business use.
What about the Guarantee?
If you complete the Financial Architect System Course™; produce the required securities-offering document to the specifications, contained within the CEC (Corporate Engineering Conservatory™), for legal counsel review, and have attempted to raise capital for at least 90-days and are unsuccessful in raising any capital, we will refund 100% of the the FAS or CEC subscription(s) you have paid for.
How do I get in touch with IFA?
You can email us any time regarding our IFA Financial Architect™ course programs at: email@example.com, and one of our team members should have a response to you by the following business day.