Every revolution needs a leader. But when it comes to revolutionizing the funding landscape for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners, it takes a crowd.
I got involved with crowdfunding legislation in November 2011 when the U.S. House of Representatives was preparing to vote on a bill that passed and subsequently – over the next several months – helped shape what was the final crowdfunding bill under the JOBS Act. ...
There were many people involved in the crowdfunding legislative and regulatory efforts. This is my list of crowdfunding revolutionaries; these are the ten I see as innovators, game changers and thought leaders impacting future business crowdfunding – shaping what it will mean for innovation, entrepreneurship, economic growth and jobs.
Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 10th District
Cred: He authored H.R. 2930, the first crowdfunding bill that eventually became law.
Why Top 10? As a small-business owner, he knows first-hand the funding challenges faced by small business owners. His passion and bipartisan approach were major factors in winning overwhelming support for business crowdfunding on the House floor.Read the full article