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Crowdfunding for Equity

Where? How? JOBS {IF: people had an easy way to donate money to a cause THEY BELIEVED IN, they might do it! CrowdFunding THEN: Kickstarter launched online crowfunding in 2009. IF: the government changed investment laws, companies could offer stock as part of their crowdfunding campaigns. Maybe this would increase the pool of capital for startups. JOBS Act THEN: Congress passed the JOBS Act, making crowdfunding-for-equity a reality. President Obama signed it into law in April, 2012. New Biz GRAND OPENING StartUp CHECK 0001 26453 8765 1234 $300 Billion Business Plan IF: ordinary Americans moved 1% of their long-term investments into crowdfunding small businesses... THEN: there would be $300 billion in capital for startups!* 2011-2013 IF: $23 billion of seed money from angel investors led to 165,000 jobs in 2011...** THEN: $300 billion in crowdfunding from Main Street America could create as many as 2 million new jobs. 2 Million New Jobs IF: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) creates the regulations for crowdfunding investment... THEN: we could start crowd investing in January, 2013. OOPS..the SEC missed the first deadline for completing the regulations. We can't begin creating jobs and boosting smalI businesses until the rules are in place. Stop The Petition IF: you sign this petition... TO: Mary Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission THEN: the SEC will know that | you believe crowdfunding must begin ON TIME because investing in small businesses | through crowdfunding will put people back to work and give our economy a boost. We, the undersigned, respectfully request... SEC: America is Counting on You * read/21285018/Fred_Wilson; "Local Dollars Local Sense: How to Shift your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity; Michael Shuman ** files/2011_analysis_report.pdf CareerFuel" Copyright 2012

Crowdfunding for Equity

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2 million Jobs from Startups have been Lost in the Past Decade: Crowdfunding-for-Equity Could Fill the Gap. This infographic shows how crowdfunding-for-equity, a new fundraising tool created by the JO...




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