81-c is making value creation accessible to everyone.

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FAQs

What kind of businesses qualify for 81-c scaling model?


Our criteria:

Visionary Entrepreneur

Established Revenue History

$2M – $20M | >10% Net Profit

Top Tier Companies In Their Niche

Strong Management Team

Uncomplicated Capital Table

Why should an entrepreneur consider joining 81-c?

Many second stage business owners indicate that a major obstacle to expansion of their business is the availability of sufficient funding to support their working capital and fixed assets requirements.  By joining 81-c, entrepreneurs gain access to not only working capital but also the operational advantages and support of a corporate structure and liquidity and the maximized value of a public market all while maintaining their entrepreneurial autonomy.  

CORPORATE STRUCTURE SUPPORT: Once an entrepreneur and business join 81-c, they immediately benefit from our purpose-driven culture, processes, technology, and services to maximize efficiency, profitability, and growth through economies of scale, intellectual and resource sharing, managed compliance and the halo effect of PR and marketing for 81-c.

LIQUIDITY & MAXIMIZED VALUE: Through liquidity, 81-c creates access to capital and maximizes the growth and enterprise value of private entrepreneurial businesses. This benefits the entrepreneur by maximizing both their enterprise and personal returns and provides a clear and predictable path to exit when the time comes.

ENTREPRENEURIAL AUTONOMY: The model we have created provides autonomy for entrepreneurs. 81-c isn’t seeking to tell companies what to do, outside of ensuring that they deliver on benchmarks and comply with financial regulations. We work as an aggregator of cash flow, not an aggregator of operations, risk, and decision making. As long as they are hitting their numbers and providing the requisite cash flow to 81-c and its token holders, then they are free to do what they like.

Who will run this business when I (the entrepreneur) sell to 81-c?

81-c values visionary entrepreneurs and successful leadership teams.

While the model we have created provides structure and support, it also provides autonomy for entrepreneurs. 81-c isn’t seeking to tell companies what to do. We work as an aggregator of cash flow, not an aggregator of operations, risk, and decision making.

This is appealing to entrepreneurs because it allows them to be part of a larger entity with economies of scale, group buying power, access to capital, and liquidity of value, but also allows maintenance of day to day control and long term vision for their enterprise. As long as they are hitting their numbers and providing the requisite cash flow to 81-c and its token holders, then entrepreneurs can continue to guide their businesses with the same vision that led them to us.

What is the enrollment process?

If you are an entrepreneur, you might be a fit for 81-c. While our application process is rigorous, we make it easy to determine if you are a fit for 81-c. Start the conversation with us, and we will guide you through the process, from early discussions to LOI.

What’s a Security Token Offering and is it safe?

A Security Token Offering (STO) enables companies to create token value from an external tradable asset. Just like an IPO, there is direct value attached to each token: in our case, the value is attached to the assets of a real-life, revenue generating business with transparent and compliant financial records that are regulated in the U.S. by the SEC.

Why acquire SMEs and offer them as an STO?

Until now, the opportunity to invest in private, everyday businesses has been limited to a very small subset of people and not accessible to non-accredited or retail investors. These businesses create value that does not get distributed as broadly as is technologically and financially possible. 81-c seeks to change that.

Why did you choose a Security Token Offering (STO) instead of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the U.S.?

IPOs have many layers — investment banks, brokers and intermediaries — to comply with regulations. Thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012, the SEC now offers a much more streamlined regulatory option in Security Token Offerings under which to work. That, combined with the efficient nature of blockchain technology, allows us to keep the cost of issuance and maintenance of our security token as low as possible. Lower issuance and maintenance costs allow us to distribute more value to our investors, and to reinvest and grow our companies. STOs also allow our tokens to be traded globally, which gives more scale and creates more opportunities for everyday people to invest in businesses around the world.

With an STO, anyone can participate. You don’t have to be an accredited investor in order to purchase or trade our tokens, and the tokens are immediately liquid after purchase. There is no lock out period, just like a traditional IPO.

By going the STO route, we also cut out the layers of bureaucracy, cost, and global silos and bring together two parties: those that have successful companies which would benefit from being publicly traded, and those investors who are looking for smart investment opportunities but are normally unable to access them due to investor regulations.

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