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Gene Massey
(310) 871-3668


1334 Westwood Blvd Suite 6
Los Angeles, 90024
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Media Shares

Gene Massey

MediaShares is a financial services company that licenses our U.S. Patented business method, software, and services to all types of companies who raise the capital they need through Crowdfunded Online Equity Offerings. While our methodology works well for both startups and established companies, it works exceptionally well with all companies having large and active online communities that can be accessed as potential shareholders.

Our business method is fully SEC compliant, and uses a process to sell shares called
Direct Registration / DRS. Currently in common use for S-3 registered shelf offerings, this system can be adapted to any type of online equity offering, from a fully registered IPO to the anticipated Crowdfunding methodologies soon to be approved for entrepreneurs.


Gene Massey is the Chairman/CEO of, a company holding an issued U.S. Patent for a new and innovative method of Crowdfunding that enables any company to sell its stock on its own Website or Facebook page. Known as the "Social Media IPO," MediaShares' Crowdfunding methodology can be used in any company's IPO and is fully-compliant with SEC rules that now make it possible to advertise and market a company's stock through social media and even sell to non-accredited investors.

MediaShares uses Direct Registration, a process that enables companies that already have online fans, customers, or affinity groups to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others to get the funding they need by selling their shares directly to their online communities. This process is known as 'Crowdfunding."

MediaShares' subsidiary,, is an innovative film financing company that uses this methodology for building massive online communities around movies. CinemaShares licenses its U.S. patented platform to film production companies who sell single shares of stock to online movie fans and offer a DVD or digital download as a stock dividend.

In addition to his expertise in securities, Gene Massey is also known as an Internet Marketing Consultant, with extensive experience in Social Media Marketing and the Branding of Retail products online.

In the past Gene has owned and operated a Los Angeles-based advertising and marketing company. From 1990 to 1997 Gene worked personally with Ely Callaway, Chairman/CEO of Callaway Golf, creating over four hundred television commercials that introduced and promoted the "Big Bertha" line of golf clubs. During the period of time that Gene worked with Callaway, their total sales increased from $21 million in 1990 to $843 million in 1997.

Gene can be reached at (310) 871-3668


Crowdfunding through SEC-Compliant Online Stock Offerings, online fundraising


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Financial Services industry

April 2000Present (12 years 1 month) Greater Los Angeles Area

MediaShares holds an Issued U.S. Patent for the new Social Media IPO and licenses its methodology, system and software to companies that raise capital on their own Websites or Facebook page, through SEC-compliant online securities offerings.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Financial Services industry

20002011 (11 years) Los Angeles licenses the MediaShares U.S. Patent #6,792,411 for financing movies through crowdfunding, by selling single shares of stock to movie fans and offering a free copy of the movie as a stock dividend. This process is fully SEC-compliant.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

20102010 (less than a year)



New York Crowdfunding Conference

  • January 2012 to Present
  • MediaShares
Team Members: Gene Massey, David Drake, Dara Albright, Vince Molinari, David Weild, Jason Jones, Candace Klein

Gene was a speaker on Crowdfunding in this seminar with Congressman Patrick McHenry on his Crowdfunding bill, H.R. 2930, that recently passed Congress. Link: