Democratized Tech and Distributed Ownership as an Exit Strategy | April 27, 2017

Transform Finance Investor Network Webinar Recordings show

Summary: In this webinar, the Transform Finance Investor Network discusses real-world examples of technology platforms that are ripe for a transition to cooperative ownership — from young startups to the "Buy Twitter" initiative. We also discuss examples of platform cooperative investment term sheets, describing how investors can begin to think about supporting platform cooperativism and how existing investments can get liquidity for portfolio companies that may not be ideal candidates for future financings or big liquidity exits. Leading this discussion are Jason Wiener, a lawyer focusing on mission-driven business models and co-founder of Colorado Cooperative Developers, and Nathan Schneider, Scholar-in-Residence of Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and leader in the platform cooperativism movement. [These "podcasts" are the direct audio recordings of TFIN Webinars. As the original format was a video webinar, please excuse any brief technical difficulties and note that presenters may refer to slides. To watch the TFIN webinar recordings with their corresponding slide decks, please visit]