On September 14, 2011, Dylan Ratigan interviewed Startup Exemption Chief Advocate, Sherwood Neiss. The interview took place in advance of the 9:30am hearing on September 15th on Capitol Hill regarding Crowdfund Investing.
Sherwood spoke to Dylan about the importance of young businesses asjob creators, the need for capital to help fund these companies and how the Startup Exemption is a framework under which the SEC can allow equity-based crowdfunding to take place.
Sherwood discussed how under the Startup Exemption framework entrepreneurs that pass the muster of the crowd can raise equity capital. How the model accounts for investor protection and how by working together not only can we get capital flowing but we can help those entrepreneurs with the best ideas succeed.
The Startup Exemption was just endorsed in President Obama’s American Jobs Act and it has been promoted by Republican leaders of Congress as a way to promote business and capital formation for our nation’s net job creators.
The framework for the Startup Exemption has the ability to create 500,000 new companies over the next 5 years employing over 1.5M Americans.
To watch the interview click here.