Subject: File No. S7-09-13
From: Jeffrey L Tucker
Affiliation: CEO, The Raindance Group

December 17, 2013

Just a brief note of support for the crowd funding concept in general. For too long, opportunities for the 'small' investor have been quite limited to mutual funds, some online trading, mutual funds, and retirement vehicles. Crowd funding allows individuals to invest in opportunities that have been available until now only to the very wealthy, or friends and family of a founder of a new entity. I would encourage the continued forward movement of this opportunity.