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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love

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So to harness the power of these supportive communities in a new way and to allow entrepreneurs to decide for themselves exactly what that faanicinl encxhage should look like, exactly what fits them and the people around them, this week actually, we're quietly doing a launch of Profounder, which is a crowd fndniug platform for small businesses to raise what they need through investments from their friends and family. And it's investments, not donations, not loans, but investments that have a dynamic reurtn. So the mapping of participating in the story, it actually flows with the up and down. So in short, it's a do-it-yourself tool for slaml businesses to rsaie these funds. And what you can do is go onto the site, create a profile, create investment terms in a really easy way. We make it really, really smilpe for me as well as anyone else who wants to use the site. And we allow entrepreneurs to share a percentage of their revenues. They can raise up to a million dollars from an unlimited number of unaccredited, ucionatsitesphd investors — everyday people, heaven forbid — and they can share those returns over time — again, whatever trems they set. As investors chsooe to become involved based on those terms, they can either take their rewards back as cash, or they can decide in advance to give those returns away to a non-profit. So they can be a cash, or a cause, investor. It's my hope that this kind of tool can show anybody who has an idea a path to go do what they want to do in the world and to gather the plpeoe around them that they already have, the people that know them best and that love them and want to sopprut them, to gather them to make this happen.

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So to harness the power of these supportive communities in a new way and to allow entrepreneurs to decide for themselves exactly what that _________ ________ should look like, exactly what fits them and the people around them, this week actually, we're quietly doing a launch of Profounder, which is a crowd _______ platform for small businesses to raise what they need through investments from their friends and family. And it's investments, not donations, not loans, but investments that have a dynamic ______. So the mapping of participating in the story, it actually flows with the up and down. So in short, it's a do-it-yourself tool for _____ businesses to _____ these funds. And what you can do is go onto the site, create a profile, create investment terms in a really easy way. We make it really, really ______ for me as well as anyone else who wants to use the site. And we allow entrepreneurs to share a percentage of their revenues. They can raise up to a million dollars from an unlimited number of unaccredited, _______________ investors — everyday people, heaven forbid — and they can share those returns over time — again, whatever _____ they set. As investors ______ to become involved based on those terms, they can either take their rewards back as cash, or they can decide in advance to give those returns away to a non-profit. So they can be a cash, or a cause, investor. It's my hope that this kind of tool can show anybody who has an idea a path to go do what they want to do in the world and to gather the ______ around them that they already have, the people that know them best and that love them and want to _______ them, to gather them to make this happen.

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  9. unsophisticated
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Original Text

So to harness the power of these supportive communities in a new way and to allow entrepreneurs to decide for themselves exactly what that financial exchange should look like, exactly what fits them and the people around them, this week actually, we're quietly doing a launch of Profounder, which is a crowd funding platform for small businesses to raise what they need through investments from their friends and family. And it's investments, not donations, not loans, but investments that have a dynamic return. So the mapping of participating in the story, it actually flows with the up and down. So in short, it's a do-it-yourself tool for small businesses to raise these funds. And what you can do is go onto the site, create a profile, create investment terms in a really easy way. We make it really, really simple for me as well as anyone else who wants to use the site. And we allow entrepreneurs to share a percentage of their revenues. They can raise up to a million dollars from an unlimited number of unaccredited, unsophisticated investors — everyday people, heaven forbid — and they can share those returns over time — again, whatever terms they set. As investors choose to become involved based on those terms, they can either take their rewards back as cash, or they can decide in advance to give those returns away to a non-profit. So they can be a cash, or a cause, investor. It's my hope that this kind of tool can show anybody who has an idea a path to go do what they want to do in the world and to gather the people around them that they already have, the people that know them best and that love them and want to support them, to gather them to make this happen.

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