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-- -- -- a lot about government regulations hurting small businesses beneficial but once CEO says regulations are actually helping his business what are they we've got to hear this Ryan called back is the CEO and founder of crowd finally been website.
Circle up and he joins us now -- -- Just get people up to speed on that funding where you can -- complete strangers invest -- your company almost through the most easy ways through web -- -- in this was allowed to the jobs.
To the jobs act correct.
So they're different forms of crowd funding crunch coming essentially means a group of individuals that fund a company or projects and that can come in the form of donations or equity or -- In this case you're right the jobs act helps allow equity -- cut funding so what is this piece of the regulation where you say.
It is unbelievably helpful to crowd funding because all we ever hear.
And what that -- -- all about being fair and balanced so we're glad you're on the show to talk about the so we arrears of regulation to -- everything.
It's odd to hear a CEO in the middle and industry say that more regulations needed regulation be good thing but we believe that.
In this case there are two components that job sex that we think are particularly -- -- One is the lift in the ban on general solicitation to essentially what that means his.
Historically companies have not been able to advertise.
The fact they're raising money and now for the first time they -- And that's gonna have a profound change by allowing companies to advertise.
The second piece of the jobs act -- will happen a significant impact on early sage fundraising is the crowd funny provision.
And that will dramatically changed landscape by allowing -- accredited investors.
To invest in private companies for the first time.
Ryan is that band officially being lifted get on general solicitation of thought the FCC was still kinda holding hearings on it is it a done deal.
You're exactly right so who's putting the loss for the job -- but -- SE still SEC is still holding hearings and so.
-- continue to write the rules -- likely come out over the next sixty days or so and when that happens that'll happen a very meaningful impact.
All right so all -- the roles -- this jobs act have not been announced we've seen a feud but what else would you like to seek help yourself and other small businesses.
You we think.
What's really important here and and -- and industry like this is that there are rules all market participants understands and can play by right.
And so -- I think the SEC is taking a measured and very wise approach here in taking their time to put into place the necessary.
Our regulations but there's some things that we hope that they do.
A good example is we think that crowd funding portals like circle -- should be registered within Europe.
Should be register with a self regulatory organization as a broker dealer.
But we are helping companies -- securities just -- investment bank wouldn't offline worlds.
And because of that which -- registered as broker dealer just as they are.
Let me show you what you've been able to accomplish without that part of -- and that is safe for example bunny bars and these are accompany this is a company that set your company was able to help with crowd funding.
They're granola bars how quickly has this company grown.
And how -- they don't.
Yet the companies actually eighteen -- space here in San Francisco in the product they are holding I think is.
Is funny -- it's a terrific colonel our company that's doubled year over year in sales in Oprah's magazine last last month its -- well aren't a lot of rally went went somethings and Oprah's magazine ads that appear to endorse a pathetic attempt.
-- -- bars they could happen.
You know eighteen -- we're able to work with eighteen -- -- because we work only with accredited investors and behind a walled -- -- -- site is only open to accredited investors that's a key distinction.
And that's why were able to operate today.
Ahead of the crowd funny permission to come at a place in 2013.
And -- very quickly does this mean that when you invest in this type of website you or your company actually get a piece of that business you're kind of an owner of that business.
That's exactly right so the investors on our site are on our site because they want private market diversification.
I think some investors out there are a little bit disenchanted with the public markets and they want.
The opportunity to access alternative assets from private investments being one of -- I.
And so the investors come to us because they want access early stage investments and and we help facilitate apples historically.
Of accredited investors have made private investments -- we don't think it's at the other 95% -- one tip.
It -- the cost for them to find these companies spend and invest in them just to -- -- -- -- to submit jobs act.
It's a huge thumbs up for making this happen Brian -- to see you think you were already fighting over the bunny bars so thank you -- -- thank you so much good luck.
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