Are you raising startup and/or seed capital?
Only licensed broker/dealers are able to accept success-based compensation or commissions for arranging funding.
Consultants, finders or others attempting to raise capital cannot be compensated with commissions or other success-based compensation. This is a violation of Federal and State security laws.
There are no grey areas.
If you are not a licensed broker/dealer you cannot raise capital and be compensated by commissions or success-based fees based on the success of your efforts