81-c is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$499.00 minimum investment

81-c

Entrepreneurship as an Asset Class

Regulation Crowdfunding
Wellington, FL
Financial Services
Accepting International Investment
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Creating Value in the Global Economy

Invest in 81-c

There is a lot of value created in the world that just isn’t accessible to most people. One of the greatest sources of value creation is entrepreneurship. That’s why we have created a way for everybody to have an equal opportunity to invest in the success of some of the world’s most accomplished, thoughtful entrepreneurs. 81-c is an operating company that is pioneering entrepreneurship as an asset class, enabling anyone in the world to invest in our entrepreneur-led businesses that would normally never be available to the public.

A great entrepreneur is priceless.

A great entrepreneur can take an average business in a stagnant market and turn it into a success. A great entrepreneur can steer a company through the harshest of storms and pivot at the right moment. 


Entrepreneurs are the foundation of our global economy. And yet, the only time most people have access to them is in the rare instance that they take a company public. Unless you're an accredited investor - if you don't know what that is, you're probably not one - these talented entrepreneurs, and the opportunities they represent, are almost always out of your reach.


There are tens of millions of small to medium-sized businesses in the United States alone, all of them led by a person with a dream and a vision, and every one of those entrepreneurs needs capital to make their visions real. Still, entrepreneurs are often barred from accessing the massive pool of capital that is represented by the investing public. We believe that this is stifling progress, it's unfair to both sides of the deal, and it needs to change.


Thanks to regulatory changes like the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, there are more opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs now than ever before. However, to date, the focus of these investment opportunities has been on "sexy" high-risk startups as opposed to "boring", predictable, steady-growth entrepreneurial businesses. 


That's where 81-c comes in...we are bridging the gap by connecting our entrepreneur-led businesses with investors on a global level to maximize value for EVERYONE!

Sources: 1, 2, 3


The Offering


Investment: Class B Token stock, deliverable in the form of tokens ("Class B Tokens")

$1 per share of Class B Tokens | When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $2,587,500*


*The company has set its pre-money valuation at $1,250,000, and attributes $1,000,000 in value to the 1,000,000 Class B tokens currently outstanding and $250,000 to the 10,000,000 Class C tokens outstanding.


The post-money valuation of $2,587,500 is calculated on a going concern basis using an offering maximum of $1,070,000 (assuming the offering is fully subscribed) and a post-money valuation calculation which attributes $2,070,000 in value to the 2,000,000 Class B tokens and $517,500 in value to the 10,000,000 Class C tokens.  


Class B tokens, in the aggregate, are entitled to eighty percent (80%) of any distributions or dividends paid by the Company, while Class C tokens, in the aggregate, are entitled to twenty percent (20%) of any distributions or dividends paid by the Company. The post money valuation is based on the assumption that a successful offering will effectively serve as a “proof-of-concept" for the Company’s business model, increasing the value of the company by an amount sufficient to preserve or exceed the $1 per token price of the Class B tokens. However, it is possible that this assumption may prove false. If the Company were immediately liquidated after the offering, holders of Class B tokens could only expect to receive less than $0.80 per token.

CLASS B TOKENS

Description: Class B Tokens will represent a single share of Class B Token stock, with rights, preferences, privileges, and restrictions as designated in the Amended & Restated Certificate of Incorporation and attached as an Exhibit to the Offering Document. Class B Tokens will be issued on the ERC-1450 Blockchain.  


The right to tokens is contingent upon the successful development of such Tokens and to the extent applicable, the blockchain upon which they function.  There is no guarantee that successful development will ever occur.  If development is not completed, investors will still receive shares in book-entry form.

What is 81-c?

81-c is an operating company that is pioneering entrepreneurship as an asset class, enabling anyone in the world to invest in our entrepreneur-led businesses that would normally never be available to the public. We represent entrepreneurs and investors alike through a unique tokenized-ownership opportunity.  We believe this will allow for a greater pool of investors and beneficiaries and for greater leverage when capital is needed.


81-c identifies small and mid-sized companies with proven success and whose owners are looking to scale or exit their business. Then…


  • We give these small and mid-size business owners the access to capital or exit opportunity they're looking for and assume responsibility for the business as a new 81-c business unit. 

  • After, we ensure one of our successful entrepreneurs is at the helm in order to bring that business unit to its next stage. 

  • The entrepreneur works to build value by identifying ways to scale, for their business unit as well as 81-c.

Investors’ security tokens (aka shares) are directly tied to 81-c, which includes the aggregate of our businesses and entrepreneurs. As our community of investors and entrepreneurs grow, we grow. We believe the token's value will become evident. Ultimately the token’s role in our continued growth will expand, allowing for an increasingly global ecosystem. 

What Does 81-c Provide?

81-c works through constant expansion. By continually identifying new areas for our entrepreneurs to target for success, we're able to add capital and scale. Our tactics aren't new, but our approach is.  The success of our model benefits three groups of people: our entrepreneurs, employees of our business units, and our investors.


For Our Entrepreneurs, 81-c Provides a Launchpad for Success

Instead of raising a company from inception to exit, we give our entrepreneurs the best possible starting position with as little guesswork as possible. We provide great and proven entrepreneurs the resources to scale and help create the most successful version of a business. The teams and employees will be established and knowledgeable and the company profitable with our support. Through the tools we provide, we give entrepreneurs the greatest chance at success.

For Our Employees, 81-c Presents a Dual Opportunity

First, because of our security token offering (STO), employees have the ability to invest in their own company. This means they get value out of their work, something most modern workers are unable to do. Second, we provide longevity and access to new areas. 81-c employees, in the individual business units, will be managed by proven entrepreneurs, opening their futures to new opportunities all the time.

For Our Investors, 81-c Provides a Real Opportunity.

The 81-c security token will be tied directly to our entrepreneurs and the value of our aggregated business units. 81-c's growth will come from the ability of our entrepreneurs to scale the business units in which they have industry expertise.  This offering is the first opportunity for investors to get access to 81-c and our top-quality entrepreneurs.

What 81-c Can Do

81-c is a multifaceted company.  Always scaling and with a roster of talented entrepreneurs in our stables, we believe that 81-c can expand effectively into nearly any industry we feel is ripe for significant growth. 


We believe that through our management, investment, and experience, we're able to leverage capital to take a small or mid-sized company to the global level by bringing it on as a business unit. We can overcome the lack of institutional and accredited investment that befalls the majority of companies in the U.S. and level the playing field for good.


When we find a company with great growth potential, our platform is structured to pool resources and maximize its value. In doing so, all growth attained is fed back into 81-c. By having a diversity of wholly-owned and operated business units, we are able to create a unique hedge that protects the larger 81-c ecosystem. As a result of our process-driven culture and business model, we are able to execute it all with a certain level of ease.

How Did 81-c Come to Be?

81-c is the brainchild of Dan Abbate and Jess Merrell. 


Dan is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience working with small to mid-size companies to find success and positive exits. Over the course of his career, Dan worked to build and flip eight companies successfully, including an internet company he eventually sold to a NASDAQ-traded company.  


In 2013, Dan decided to move his family from Chicago to Wellington, FL, in order to learn and brainstorm a way that he could continue to pursue his passion for acquiring and improving companies, but in a significantly scaled and more enjoyable way. 


That's when he crossed paths with Jess. Though Jess' background was in global corporate advertising, they connected over shared philosophies of life and entrepreneurship.


In her decade-long career, she negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars of media exposure for some of the world's most well-known brands. Coming from a successful entrepreneurial family, she always applied that mindset to her career and was identified as a rising stars in her industry by the 4A's, where she helped to create ReSolve, a one-day think tank aimed at tackling the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.  

As their friendship grew into a partnership, their curiosity of how new technologies could change the world led them to blockchain. They started connecting with blockchain leaders around the world and began exploring practical problems the technology could solve. 


Eventually their conversations narrowed down to the topic of investing — why was it so difficult for the average person to invest in entrepreneurs? Why were so few companies available on the public markets? Why did the financial elite have so many opportunities that the majority of people would never have? 


After realizing how broken the system was, they developed a solution — 81-c.


81-c is a brand-new entity. It has been operating since the start of this year and has already made its first choice for incorporation: a profitable grant-writing company with the capability to expand and scale.  Unlike most traditional public offerings, no private placement investments were taken prior to 81-c’s campaign. Startup capital came from Dan and Jess, the founders of 81-c and any future capital raises will come from the campaign. Therefore all value created is accessible to everyone from day one.

Our First Business Unit to Scale

Williams Grant Writing (WGW), was founded by Dan's wife, Kelly Williams, and is the first wholly-owned business unit 81-c will scale. Incorporated in 2015, WGW is in the business of helping nonprofit organizations secure critical funding through research, grant writing and reporting.

 

Everyday, WGW helps other organizations focus on what matters most to them by filling in resource gaps and quickly creating the content needed to drive their organization’s mission.  And it’s working -- with 100% year-over-year net income financial growth, and millions of dollars in secured grant funding for its clients since inception -- the team at WGW is excited for what’s to come as they join 81-c. 


81-c will continue to support WGW in reaching the next level of scale by refining business processes, optimize technology and identify how WGW could grow through acquisition in the same or complementing verticals.

Our 81-c Vision

This offering is only the first step toward our ultimate goal: creating a solution to contribute to the global challenge of financial inclusion by growing thousands of 81-c wholly-owned, entrepreneur-led small to medium-sized enterprises and making them accessible to everyone through our security token offering. We are confident we can take 81-c to that height quickly.


81-c is always scaling. We have already selected and on-boarded our first business unit, and have 10-15 more companies under review. Our goal is to roll a new company into our ecosystem each quarter of 2019. By the end of 2020, we hope to bring the number of 81-c companies under our operation to 20. 


This offering serves two purposes. It provides us with operational capital to scale additional business units and helps us to identify and expand our investor base through subsequent raises. By building the broadest community of support, we aim to provide significant value to our investors in the through of our entrepreneur-backed security token offering (STO).


With our investors and entrepreneurs working together, 81-c will be an unstoppable global force for change, challenging the status quo to make the value created by entrepreneurship accessible to everyone in the world. But we need your help to do it!

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Offering Summary


Company

:

81-c, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1760 N Jog Road, Suite 150, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$499.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Tokens

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

10,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,070,000

Price per Share

:

$1.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$1,250,000.00











*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below


Terms of Class B Tokens

The Class B Tokens will represent a single share of Class B Token of the company, with rights and preferences as designated in the amended & restated articles of incorporation and summarized in the Offering Document.

  • Blockchain: ERC 1450
  • Exchanges: We currently intend listing the token on exchanges, but this may change, pending approval to list on such exchanges, changes to the regulatory landscape, or any other reason. Security Tokens may be eligible for trading on SEC approved alternate trading platforms as they become available. There is no guarantee that such a trading platform will be available at that time.

Material Terms

  • Voting Rights: Class B Token holders are not entitled to vote on any matter submitted for shareholder action, and the consent of the holders shall not be required for the taking of any corporate action.
  • Restrictions on Transfer: 1 year from closing of this Offering
  • Dividends/Distributions: Class B Tokens shall be entitled to receive 80% of any dividends or distributions of cash or other property. However, Class B Tokens shall not be entitled to receive any mandatory dividends or distributions of cash or other property but only such dividends or distributions as the Corporation declares from time to time in its sole discretion. 
  • Redemption Rights: The Company has no obligation to redeem Class B Tokens.

Please see Offering Document for complete set of rights and preferences.

The Company currently does not have a functional distributed ledger based business model nor a blockchain based token and there is no guarantee that such will be developed in the future. The promise of future tokens is contingent upon the successful development of such items. There is no guarantee that successful development will ever occur. The right to receive future tokens and the offering of future tokens is being offered as part of this offering exempt from registration under Regulation CF.  


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

 81-c, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date. This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Tokens at $1 / share, you will receive 110 Class B Tokens, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments; Inter company debt or back payments

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$550,027.00 USD
USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$54,440.00 USD
USD
Accounts Receivable
$165,587.00 USD
USD
Short Term Debt
$29,952.00 USD
USD
Long Term Debt
$87,087.00 USD
USD
Revenues And Sales
$911,328.00 USD
USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$643,598.00 USD
USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
USD
Net Income
$265,063.00 USD
USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

9 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the 81-c offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, 81-c has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in 81-c be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the 81-c offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, 81-c has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in 81-c be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, 81-c has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in 81-c be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the 81-c offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended campaign by 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

5 Reasons I Love Boring Businesses

7 months ago

by Dan Abbate, co-founder of 81-c

“Making it” is relative.

In my 20+ years of entrepreneurship, I’ve seen a big change in how success is defined. Entrepreneurs nowadays want to boast about brand-name investors, huge rounds of funding, and a team of high-skill employees. Are you fresh out of Y Combinator with $1 million in funding at a $10 million valuation? You must be the man (or woman)! Did the former head of the SEC just join your board of directors? You’re clearly killing it!

Just browse any business publication to see this flavor of headline daily. These stories get posted and shared to generate the social media love a lonely entrepreneur craves.

Flattering coverage is rightfully an important, exciting milestone. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating progress along the wild rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. These hyped headlines are quickly becoming the yardstick for how we measure entrepreneurial success. But flattering media attention too easily shifts focus away from the metrics that matter. A high-profile funding round from an all-star investor doesn’t guarantee success. Nor does building a board of hotshot directors magically get a company through its ups and downs.

Call me old school, but I believe in metrics like growth, revenue, and profit. I’ve focused on them ruthlessly throughout my career, and I continue to work on them in the companies I build and acquire. It’s not exactly glamorous. You tell me: how sexy is my grant writing business? It’s name will probably never grace a Techcrunch page, yet it generates several hundreds of thousands of dollars in free cash flow every year. Grant writing isn’t especially “cool,” but what’s cooler than profit?

While many entrepreneurs chase the media spotlight and make decisions based on metrics that don’t matter, I’ve got my attention on buying and improving overlooked companies. I’m happy to have others call it boring and unsexy.

Here’s why I love boring businesses, and why you should too.

1. They reach profitability more quickly.

To echo my earlier sentiment: at the end of the day, profit is what really matters. All other metrics are irrelevant. You can’t pay for office space with headlines. Growth rates don’t pay employee salaries. It’s somehow become acceptable for entrepreneurs to take their eye off profit, focusing instead on aggressive growth at any cost. They’ll even acquire customers at a loss for an extended period of time.

If your company builds spaceships, you face a long road to profitability. A plumber can theoretically run a profitable business from day one.

2. They’re less dependent on external investors.

Venture capital has a big say in which companies and projects see the light of day. The VC industry is large enough to prop up scores of well-funded tech startups that might otherwise never exist. But there’s a lesson to be learned here: these good times can’t last.

In a bear market with slow funding, it’s too dangerous to play the growth-without-profits game. That’s a sure way to get the media attention no entrepreneur ever wants: that their over-hyped startup is closing up shop.

3. Their competitors are boring.

If you think something is boring, you’re making an excuse. Blenders don’t exactly energize an audience, but that didn’t stop Blendtec from developing a popular YouTube channel around their product. They put all kinds of unusual objects in their blenders to demonstrate their blending prowess, and amassed 878,000 subscribers in the process.

Other blender company executives were likely sitting in the boardroom hung up on how boring their industry is. Blendtec took its own “boring” product and made it into something for people to talk about.

If you operate a business in a boring industry, it only means you have more room to be unique and make noise. Your competitors can’t think this way because they hold limiting beliefs that make it impossible.

4. Boring businesses are recession-resistant.

This varies depending on the industry, but I’ve found that “boring” companies tend to do better in times of global financial downturn. “Sexy” companies offer non-essential products and services that people still crave, but boring businesses fill a need that people will require no matter what the economy does.

5. They’re ripe for acquisition.

Some entrepreneurs love building from the ground up, but I prefer buying companies whenever possible. If you’re trying to buy a startup that’s been operating on puffed-up VC valuations without any focus on profitability, valuations can defy logic. But the people who own boring businesses are much more likely to be seeking an exit on straightforward terms that are actually based on cash flow.

To be clear, I do not believe that this growth- and hype-centered way of doing business is wrong. There will always be a need for entrepreneurs to pursue big, risky goals. But I want entrepreneurs to stop and think about which camp they want to inhabit. Both offer a set of pros and cons worth thoughtful consideration.

Different entrepreneurs have different goals, but every business wants to make profit. There are many different versions of “making it,” but if you want to lead a successful business, that “it” better be profit.

 

Dan Abbate is one of the co-founders of 81-c, a company that’s pioneering entrepreneurship as an asset class enabling anyone in the world to invest in businesses that would typically never be available to the public. Dan is an entrepreneur, thought leader, and investor with a career-long focus in business process automation through the use of advanced technology and organizational development and improvement.

The Blockchain Show: 81-c with Jessica Merrell

8 months ago

Co-founder Jess Merrell dives into all things 81-c, investments, STO, entrepreneurship and her own personal journey on The Blockchain Show podcast. 

81-c is creating a solution in the global challenge of financial inclusion by growing entrepreneur-led small to medium-sized enterprises and making them accessible to everyone. Their proprietary scaling method allows for rapid growth and value creation that is immediately made available to the public. The 81-c approach is revolutionary as it delivers, for the first time, a way for everybody to access the value created by entrepreneurship. It also unlocks maximum value for entrepreneurs who can now source previously untapped capital and resources. So it’s a win-win for both 81-c entrepreneurs and the investing public.

Listen now on Spotify!

How Security Token Offerings Promote Financial Inclusion

8 months ago

Companies listed on the stock exchange are down 50% from two decades ago because IPOs are now rarely profitable, STOs could just be the answer to financial inclusion and business success.

What's going on with IPOs?

More than 80% of IPOs were unprofitable in 2018. There's even an emergent trend to take companies private, not public. As such, there were 3,600 companies listed on the US stock exchange in 2017, down 50% from 1997.

In simplest terms, the IPO is no longer the only game in town for companies wanting to raise money. They are more expensive than other fundraising mechanisms, and the costs for setup and compliance to stay public are staggering.

Many companies seek new access to funding, and the Silicon Valley types find it in angel investors and VCs. But not every company is a billion-dollar unicorn that can leverage these kinds of relationships. They don't have easy access to these types of funding rounds and their options are limited.

The global marketplace requires a shift if these smaller, lesser well-known businesses are going to meet their goals and create value for investors. Companies need improved access to capital, no matter their size. And it's not just about getting money from big investment banks, but also from the curious investor who wants to support diverse businesses.

Financial inclusion is the middle ground for meeting the needs of companies and investors alike.

This article was originally published on Innovation Enterprise. Read more here.



A Retail Investor’s Guide To Security Token Offerings

8 months ago

Are you a curious investor who wants to know more about security tokens? 81-c Co-founder Dan Abbate breaks down everything you need to know about STOs, including: 

  • What is a security token?

  • What makes security token offerings different?

  • How do investors benefit?

Visit Seeking Alpha to learn why Dan believes security tokens are the future of investing.

81-c Launches Global Value Creation Platform with First Entrepreneur-Backed Security Token Offering (STO)

8 months ago

Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign Now Open for Investment

81-c, an operating company that is pioneering entrepreneurship as an asset class, announces its launch today with a Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) campaign on the nation’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine. 81-c is the industry-first entrepreneur-backed Security Token Offering (STO).  Today the company is also naming Williams Grant Writing (WGW) as the first venture to be identified and onboarded in to the 81-c ecosystem.

The 81-c model is accessible to everyone from day one through the Reg CF campaign live now on StartEngine. To date, no other entrepreneur-backed STO has been offered on a public marketplace.

For 81-c’s founders, Dan Abbate and Jessica Merrell, the newly formed company represents a solution that will contribute to the global challenge of financial inclusion by growing entrepreneur-led businesses that would normally never be available to the public. The problem is traditionally two-fold: retail investors cannot invest in private, entrepreneurial businesses, and private, entrepreneurial businesses do not have the resources to gain access to market capital outside of traditional and alternative lenders. 

“81-c is about making value creation accessible to everyone. One of the greatest sources of value creation, across generations, is entrepreneurship,” says Jessica Merrell, co-founder of 81-c. “Yet, it remains out of reach for most people to invest in this economic engine that powers the global economy. For entrepreneurs of SMEs, we provide access to the advantages of a public market where once there was none. Ultimately, we are creating a global community without financial prejudice or barriers so that everyone can live the life they choose.”

First Business Unit to Scale

In addition to the availability of its Reg. CF offering, 81-c is announcing today the on-boarding of its first business unit to scale, Williams Grant Writing (WGW). WGW is a family-owned grant writing company based in South Florida founded by Kelly Williams. Incorporated in 2015, WGW is comprised of a team that works together to produce quality grant proposals and reports, research new grant opportunities, and help nonprofits meet their grant-getting potential. 81-c will support WGW by refining business processes, optimizing technology and identifying how WGW could grow through acquisition in the same or complementing verticals. With this first business unit selected and on-boarded, 81-c plans to add up to 20 business units into its operation by the end of 2020.

The future of Security Token Offerings (STO)

Tokenized securities are poised to be a game-changer for financial and business ownership models. 81-c will utilize a security token using blockchain technology as the issuance and management mechanism and is well positioned to take advantage of this relatively new approach to equity issuance and management, based on the JOBS Act from 2012. STOs are a federally regulated investment vehicle and are emerging as a valuable alternative to private equity and venture capital financing.

“With the launch of 81-c’s regulation Crowdfunding offering, we are introducing the first entrepreneur-backed STO, creating a new model for everyday investors and entrepreneurs within our ecosystem of business units,” says Dan Abbate, co-founder of 81-c. “Our company works through constant growth and expansion.  By continually identifying new areas for our entrepreneurs to target for success, we’re able to add capital and scale.  Ultimately, our business model benefits three groups of people: our entrepreneurs, employees of our business units, and our investors.”

Individuals interested in the 81-c equity crowdfunding campaign can find more information by visiting: https://www.startengine.com/81-c.

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About 81-c

81-c is the first public company to pioneer entrepreneurship as an asset class enabling anyone in the world to invest in entrepreneur-led businesses through a security token offering (STO). Currently accepting investment through a regulation crowdfund (Reg CF) campaign on StartEngine, tokens will represent a share of equity in the entire 81-c portfolio of companies. Based in West Palm Beach, FL, 81-c is actively seeking entrepreneurs looking to scale or exit their business. Find more information at 81-c.com

 

Welcome to 81-c

8 months ago

We’re thrilled at the response in the first few days from our early investors and a special welcome to the StartEngine community! We’re looking forward to continuing to share updates with you on the campaign and celebrating your #DayOne. In the meantime we encourage you to visit our website for more information on what the 81-c model will bring to the investing community and SME’s.


Cheers!

Dan, Jess & Gabie


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