Bob and Pat talk with Melanie Plageman about the recently enacted JOBS bill, what will crowdfunding in the U.S. look like soon, and the changes coming to the startup funding landscape.
Melanie is a cofounder of Motaavi, a crowdfunding startup, and was deeply involved in the bill that opens the doors for companies to sell stock as easily as they sell goods on eBay or fund projects at Kickstarter.
We get into the behind the scenes details of how this law became a law and the visible outlines of how crowdfunding will work for companies and investors. Crowdfunding lets companies raise up to $1 million a year, anyone invest at least $2,000 a year through crowdfunding portals like Motaavi, and will rewrite the company-investor and company-consumer playbooks.
The Massive Paradigm Shift Ahead sign should be flashing in your brain right about now if you are building a business or launching a startup. If you want the real backstory, details and implications of this major shift in the startup landscape, make time to listen to this podcast.
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