April 12, 2018

Rod Turner

Episode 725: Democratized access to capital, with Rod Turner

Rod Turner is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital — the #1 Growth Capital marketplace for mid-stage companies and mature startups. Throughout his career, he founded multiple startups, three of which were sold to public companies. He played a key role in building Symantec where he lead their most strategic acquisition of Norton Antivirus, which has been called the best merger in the tech industry. Rod is also a consultant to CEOs of large companies and startups and is an expert in crowd funding in businesses.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What an initial coin offering (ICO) is
  • Why bitcoin is a very high potential technology
  • How companies are using bitcoins and in some cases actual tokens
  • How blockchain technology can help track the history of what bitcoins were used for
  • Why the SEC has stepped in to regulate initial coin offerings
  • The size of the SEC compliant token offering market worldwide in 2017 and 2018
  • What size company would be best suited to do a token offering
  • What types of companies are best suited for a Regulation A offering versus a token offering
  • The importance of working with a firm that has experience and knowledge helping businesses navigate the Reg A+, IPO and ICO process
  • How the ability to raise funds has advanced due to the new ways to gain access to capital

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