For an ICO, can we first get private investors for a 5% token ownership at a particular price, then hold a pre-ico at a slight higher rate and then an ICO for the public with an increased price?
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Of course I don't see why not. But u need to disclose this clearly in ur white paper for transparency and credibility purposes. Besides that nothing stops u from allocating your ico fundraising as u see it fit according to the above phases as long as u deliver on ur promises and offer a real value proposition to your potential investors
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Hey Umar, if you're transparent with your funding and token distribution - why not? Brickblock.io did something like you're suggesting. Statement from their team regarding funding and token distribution:
"• We received $1 million USD during a five-day public pre-sale in August.
• We have secured another $2.975 million USD in private investments.
• As of writing, we have raised around $300,000 USD from our current ICO, which runs until November 21, 2017."

Caveat: Some ICO participants don't like it when there was an initial private investment/ VC round as these investors might dump their discounted tokens once they are at an exchange. However, same could happen when a big discount is given the higher the contribution is, then you create "whales" that have an unfair advantage towards smaller investors that only contributed some ETH or so.
Possible solution: ICOs that have a KYC and an investment cap per day and discounts for early adoption but not for amount of contribution.
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Absolutely! If you are the owner of the coin or tokeb, you can do whatever you want and structure it accordingly. Your idea to have a limited offering to qualified investors first and then pre ICO and then ICO is the way to go. You're on the right path.
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