i focus on fundraising and investor relations and i'm coming across more and more online tools, e.g. https://www.investorintelligence.io/raise-fund, some of which are specifically targeted at alternative investment issuers.

First question: what is the consensus opinion on whether or not a search fund is an alternative investment?

Second question, if you used an onlne fundraising tool (such as the one above) how much of your fund did you raise with it?