exposure draft of a book-in-progress
expected publication - April/May 2015
THE FAIRSHARE MODEL:
A Performance Based Capital Structure for Raising Venture Capital via an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
By Karl M. Sjogren
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Chapters 1 through 7 as of Jan. 29, 2015
There is a better way to provide venture capital to young companies; better for individual investors, especially unaccredited ones, better for entrepreneurs and better for employees who work at these companies.
The Fairshare Model is designed to grow the economic pie and improve the opportunity for capital gains for individuals who invest in or work for such companies.
Karl M. Sjogren
Contact Karl Sjogren is based in Oakland, CA and can be contacted via email or telephone:
Phone: (510) 682-8093
The Fairshare Model Website
A native of the Midwest, Karl Sjogren spent most of his adult life in the San Francisco Bay area as a consulting CFO for companies in transition—often in a start-up or turnaround phase. Between 1997 and 2001, Karl was CEO and co-founder of Fairshare, Inc, a frontrunner for the concept of equity crowdfunding. Before it went under in the wake of the dotcom and telecom busts, Fairshare had 16,000 opt-in members. Given the rising interest in equity crowdfunding and changes in securities regulation ushered in by the JOBS Act, Karl decided to write a book about the capital structure that Fairshare sought to promote….”The Fairshare Model”. He hopes to have his book out in Spring 2015. Meanwhile, he is posting chapters on his website www.fairsharemodel.com to crowdvet the material.
Material in this work is for general educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances, and reflects personal views of the authors and not necessarily those of their firm or any of its clients. For legal advice, please consult your personal lawyer or other appropriate professional. Reproduced with permission from Karl M. Sjogren. This work reflects the law at the time of writing.