Here’s an excerpt from the Forbes article:
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.