Alan C. Tan '09
The TAN2000 International Regulatory Corporation
Alan C. Tan ’09 is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The TAN2000 International Regulatory Corporation. In December 2015, the SEC published a report that indicated that they were evaluating multiple paths to reduce the high level of fraudulent activity in the start-up ecosystem. Having already developed a well-articulated and documented process needed for accountability and trust via The TAN2000 International Holdings Corporation (TANHC), Tan and his founding team decided to pivot. They are now working to become the recognized voluntary self-regulatory organization for the private equity markets. The TAN2000 International Regulatory Corporation (TANRC) wants to give the SEC and state securities agencies, consumer protection agencies, attorneys general, and the labor agencies, the tools they need to address cheaters in the marketplaces and give the startup world the ability to regulate itself. The marketplace blueprint they developed is available to any entrepreneurial group who would like to create an opt-in system that promotes trust and accountability. Best practices are developed by the community in the form of standards and enforced by marketplaces. TANRC is working to function as the interface between the markets and the regulators to provide oversight for marketplaces. Thus, the markets can remain confidently focused on innovation, filling the economic pipeline with many start-ups, and allowing existing corporations to develop new revenue streams.
“Mentoring is important not just to me, but to many others, because it is a way for us to create and cultivate a stronger community.”
– Alan C. Tan ’09