The Fairshare Model

The Fairshare Model is a performance-based capital structure for companies that seek venture capital via a public offering.  You are at this site because you have expertise in and/or interest in capital formation for venture-stage companies.

I hope to publish a book by the third quarter of 2018 that promotes the use of a performance-based capital structure by companies who wish to raise venture capital via a public offering. I call it The Fairshare Model because it aligns the interests of investors and employees.

I “crowd vet” my draft material here, hoping to receive critical comments, concerns and suggestions. In particular, I look forward to messages that begin “The Fairshare Model will not work because ____”, “What about ______?” or, “Have you considered _____?”.

Click on the “Resources” tab above. You will find a draft of the book, which has seventeen chapters. There also slide decks that present the Fairshare Model.

If you have time for just one chapter, make it number ten, The Tao of the Fairshare Model. It describes capital structures allocate uncertainty risk and describes the most remarkable quality about the Fairshare Model–it provides venture-stage companies a reason to offer public investors a low valuation.

The Fairshare Model will be published about five months after 250 people pre-order a copy from Inkshares, a new style publisher that decides what projects to back based on reader support. You can preview the first chapter and place a pre-order here

With the $5 credit that Inkshares issues to new customers, an e-book will set you backless than $10—an e-book + signed print copy combo, $15. If it isn’t published or you cancel your order before it is shipped, your money will be refunded by Inkshares.

Imagine, for a modest, risk-free amount, you can help launch a broad discussion about how to re-imagine capitalism!

Karl M Sjogren