People aren’t just limited by options, but also by their knowledge.
Education is a big focus for our company because we believe it opens up new doors for people. Tried-and-true investment opportunities can go ignored simply because curious investors haven’t heard of them.
We’ve seen countless companies and industry professionals use jargon and complex systems to make something seem convoluted — and people tend to ignore things that are too difficult to understand. Buzzwords and industry slang also exclude people from joining the conversation.
These are the exact things that keep the world from achieving financial inclusion, and we want to change that with our security token offering (STO).
We’ve talked a lot about security tokens and their potential for disrupting the financial sector, but we want to share how we plan on using them to achieve our goal of advancing humanity through equal investment opportunity.
Let’s unpack our business model and explore why we think this is the best solution for fostering entrepreneurship around the world.
The creation of the 81-c model.
Our model is a combination of our experiences: Dan’s acquisition knowledge, Jess’s team-building expertise, and Gabie’s supply chain understanding. These lent a hand in creating our proprietary Entrepreneurial Consolidation Model, which identifies top entrepreneurial talent and creates a consolidation-based growth plan around their areas of expertise.
We’re not focused on any single area because that would limit our scope. We’re industry agnostic so that we can find the best, brightest entrepreneurs shaking up their industries. These people aren’t clustered together like grapes on a vine. They’re spread out like truffles in a forest, and our job is to find them and uncover their potential.
The 81-c model in action.
We work with established entrepreneur-led private companies who share our culture and vision of entrepreneurship.
- We match these companies with 81-c business units in the same vertical.
- We scale these business units through implementation of our structure, resources, and culture.
- As these business units grow, they increase the overall value of 81-c.
- We provide global access to this value through our STO.
- We reinvest STO money into identifying and onboarding more companies into 81-c..
The basic idea is that we provide funding access to companies looking for their next stage of growth. Most smaller, second-stage businesses never get access to this, let alone enjoy our operational advantages, corporate structure, or entry to a public market of investors.
If I run a company, how do I get involved?
We evaluate companies for inclusion in 81-c based on the following criteria:
- You must be a visionary entrepreneur with a clear business model.
- You should have an established revenue history.
- You should be between $2mm – $20mm in private market valuation with at least a 10 percent net profit.
- You have clear plans for future growth.
- You have a strong management team.
- You clearly state all ownership stakes and equity shares (for example, a simple cap table).
- You are interested in joining one of our existing business verticals or becoming a new one.
If I’m an investor, how do I get involved?
If you’re looking for a way to invest in established small- and medium-sized companies, 81-c security tokens are right up your alley.
When you purchase an 81-c security token, you get a share of equity in our business of scaling companies. There is direct value tied to each of these tokens. In our case, they represent an entrepreneur-backed business. Purchasing security tokens is similar to purchasing conventional shares of stock, except your ownership is represented by a digital token. You can trade it on approved secondary markets anywhere in the world. These tokens also adhere to all regulations — they’re regulated in the US by the SEC, quite unlike their initial coin offering (ICO) counterparts.
Where does 81-c go from here?
We’re embracing security tokens because they’re the best way to create an inclusive global economy. But this investment model is in its infancy and there are challenges on the horizon. One of the biggest hurdles will be worldwide acceptance and regulation. Each country has its own set of financial regulations, but a set of universal laws doesn’t exist just yet. Once this happens, anyone can trade security tokens anywhere.
Another noteworthy challenge is adoption. The investing public had too few opportunities for education in this new space. ICOs also left a bad taste in the public’s mouth by operating in a gray area that attracted scammers. It will be challenging to regain public trust in blockchain once again.
We believe everyone will see security tokens as an accessible investment option for all. It just takes a bit of education to get there.