We are Fairmint
We founded Fairmint to transition the world toward a stakeholder capitalism. Our decade-long experience as entrepreneurs & investors has forged our conviction that tomorrow’s successful companies will be those that let their community participate in their success. This is why Fairmint exists to give founders the opportunity to turn their equity into their most powerful community engagement tool.
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Enter the stakeholder capitalism era
Make your equity programmable
From 0 to live in 4 steps
Increase your chances of success
Become a 21st century company
Fairmint team
Enter the stakeholder capitalism era

The digital economy has radically changed the nature of the relationship between customers and corporations. Individuals have switched from being passive consumers to being an essential force in creating value, either by their actual work (Airbnb, Uber, Apple's App Store, Amazon Marketplace...) or through their data (Facebook, Google...). For that reason, financially aligning stakeholders to the success of the company is now the strongest competitive advantage that a company can build. Yet there is no easy solution to do that today. The letters sent by Airbnb and Uber to the SEC asking to let them give equity to their hosts and drivers respectively are a perfect attestation of both the problem and the opportunity.

Make your equity programmable
Fairmint gives founders the opportunity to turn their equity into the most powerful tool to engage with their stakeholders.

WIth Fairmint, founders can launch a continuous securities offering based on a fixed percentage of their company's equity. Such offerings enable stakeholders to buy and earn convertible securities at any single time, directly from the company's website.

These convertible securities are called CAFEs (Continuous Agreement for Future Equity). They are issued automatically whenever the demand exceeds supply and are priced algorithmically, based on investors' demand. The CAFE has wonderful properties:

  • CAFEs are programmable, enabling companies to create the automated stakeholders incentivization plan that is perfectly aligned with their company's objectives.

  • CAFEs are regulatory compliant instruments, the compliance being enforced on-chain (transfer restrictions, lockup periods…), bringing regulatory safety to issuers.

  • CAFEs are fully digital securities (ERC-20 compatible) that are tradeable on decentralized secondary markets and compatible with the whole decentralized finance ecosystem.

Fairmint enables companies to provide a unique investment experience directly on their website, without requiring any license. Indeed, by relying on the decentralized finance stack, companies don’t have to custody any fund or execute any transaction on behalf of their investors.

As a technology provider, Fairmint can serve companies worldwide simply by adapting the legal CSO offering to the jurisdiction of the company. In summary, using Fairmint, companies can use their equity to let:

  • Engaged customers earn ownership in the companies they love & use to build wealth alongside them.
  • Sophisticated investors invest in the private companies they believe in with a clear path to liquidity.
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From 0 to live in 4 steps
  • Decide on an equity allocation. How much are you hoping to raise? How much equity to you want to allocate for your stakeholders? Do you want your employees to be incentivized with CAFE too? Would your investors like to convert their SAFE to CAFE (that will clean you cap table while providing them with a clearer path to liquidity)? What would your ideal stakeholder plan look like? Answering these questions will help you come up with a proper allocation

  • Draft your Continuous Securities Offering. We provide a template of the CAFE in many different jurisdictions and can provide you with a list of securities lawyers with whom we’re working, who are already familiar with the CAFE. And if we don’t yet have a template of the CAFE for your jurisdiction, we’ll work with you to create it and launch the CAFE in your country!

  • Send us the elements of your brand identity. We take care of personalizing your stakeholder backend to match your brand identity. You’ll only need to point the domain name you’d like to our server: (i.e. invest.yourdomain.co) and that’s it!

  • Send us the elements of your brand identity. Place a call-to-action on your website to start engaging your stakeholders. You’re now all set! Place a call-to-action of your choice (“invest now”, “join the community” etc…) on your website and start engaging your stakeholders to invest and/or earn equity of your company.

Increase your chances of success

Using Fairmint has many benefits over traditional equity offering while remaining 100% compatible with traditional equity financing:

Traditional Equity Offering
CAFE Offering
Equity Dilution
Incremental. Every new round of financing makes you lose long-term control over the destiny of your company in the form of relinquishing governance and control rights.
Fixed. Your CAFE offering has a fixed dilution, no matter how much capital you end up raising. On top, shares issued on conversion of a CAFE by default do not require relinquishing governance and control rights. You stay in control.
Management Focus
On fundraising. Fundraising is a full-time job and distracts you from growing your business.
On the business. Once launched, anyone can invest at any single time without you being involved in the process.
Stakeholders Incentivization
Employees only. With traditional equity offerings, you usually create a stock option pool for employees, stakeholders are left out.
Any stakeholder. A CAFE offering gives you the ability to create a stakeholder incentivization plan specific to your business.
Stakeholders Liquidity
None. The only way to get liquidity for stakeholders and investors is to sell the company or to file for an IPO.
After 1 year. With a CAFE offering, you orchestrate the liquidity of your stakeholders, investors and yourself.
Typical Participants
Professional investors. VC and business angels.
Professional investors & everybody else. Stakeholders, Seed & Pre-seed VCs, business angels & LPs.
Become a 21st century company

Fairmint offers companies access to better equity:

  • Programmable. Transferable, divisible, computable equity unlocks a new world of automated equity fundraising or incentivization scenarios.

  • Passively enforced legal compliance. Through the use of smart-contracts and non-custodial technologies, Fairmint prevents issuers and stakeholders from committing theft or fraud.

  • Disintermediated. Passively enforced legal compliance removes the need for trusted middlemen and enables a direct connection between issuers and stakeholders.

  • Natively transparent, persistent and auditable. Fairmint uses Ethereum as a single, open and trustworthy system of record for equity.

  • DeFi native. Fully interoperable with the fast-growing decentralized finance ecosystem: software-based secondary trading, lending, pooling, indexing… is natively available to issuers.

Equity powers the entire stack of entrepreneurship and is the most powerful tool to align financial interests. It is also the greatest wealth-building financial instrument. Until now, the absence of a single, global, open and interoperable system of record for equity hampered innovation and the democratization of equity ownership.

Leveraging DeFi, Fairmint lets you create better, scalable, equity to enable the advent of a stakeholder capitalism that will give billions of people the ability to build wealth alongside the products & services they love and use.
Team
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Thibauld Favre

Fairmint CEO and co-founder

Thibauld previously co-founded, developed and sold Allmyapps, the first app store for PCs, to IronSource, Israel’s leading software distributor. Thibauld went on to co-launch LaPrimaire.org, a tech-based nonprofit aimed at crowdsourcing the best candidate for the 2017 French presidential election. He later joined TheFamily as a partner, in charge of research & education on crypto for entrepreneurs, VCs and public officials. While at TheFamily, he authored the Continuous Organization whitepaper which served as a theoretical foundation for Fairmint. Thibauld loves solving problems from first principles. Thibauld holds a computer science degree from INSA de Lyon and a Master in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.

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Joris Delanoue

Fairmint COO and co-founder

Joris started his career at IBM Global Business Services before joining Neo-Soft in 2006. As a partner he scaled this startup to 500 people. Discovering AWS in 2008, he founded Nexteem, one of Europe’s first cloud computing companies, serving top banks, gaming and e-commerce ventures. He was the CEO of Nexteem from 2009 to late 2017, and sold the company to Aneo in 2016. Meanwhile, he has been building his own holding fund, Goodwill Ventures, launched in 2011 to finance innovative projects, invest in startups and in TheFamily. Joris is passionate about applying technology to unexplored niches. A 3x finalist in the International Mathematical Olympiad, Joris holds a Master in International Business from Rennes Business School and he is an alumnus of the Singularity University in Mountain View, California.

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We help founders turn their equity into the most powerful tool to engage with their community. Using Fairmint, your supporters get the opportunity to invest in your company at any single time, directly from your website. Likewise, Fairmint lets you easily reward your key stakeholders (users, customers, partners, drivers, hosts…) by giving them a stake in your company's future financial success.

Content
Enter the stakeholder capitalism era
Make your equity programmable
From 0 to live in 4 steps
Increase your chances of success
Become a 21st century company
Fairmint team