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Video: How America Works — Crowdfunding for Equity

Tom Szaky is a 30-year-old successful entrepreneur with a high growth, $15 million business. He, like many, believes that crowdfunding for equity—a new vehicle for raising capital, expected to be available in 2013—will make it substantially easier for small businesses to get off the ground and/or take their business to the next level. In an interview with CFIRA member AnnMarie McIlwain, Tom describe how this new avenue for fundraising could have helped him when he started out 10 years ago and how crowdfunding for equity may democratize the investment upside of early-stage companies. For anyone who doesn’t understand what crowdfunding for equity is and why they should care, Tom will put you “in the know”!

AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel, is a Board member of CFIRA, a leading advocacy group working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other affected governmental entities to help establish industry standards and best practices for equity based crowdfunding.

Video Production by Mayer Dubinsky Videography

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