Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) debuted as public company on Friday. 

"Being public gives us the opportunity to be better known to people for what we're going to do which is direct to consumer online video business - think Netflix (NFLX) for the Chicken Soup for the Soul type content," said CEO Bill Rouhana, adding that many people know the brand from the decades of best-selling books it publishes.

The IPO is a Regulation A+ offering, which is more flexible than a regular IPO that requires a "quiet period."

More of What's Trending on TheStreet:

Editors' Pick: Originally published Aug. 20.

More from Video

Here's Why Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon Earnings May Overshadow Tariff Worries

Here's Why Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon Earnings May Overshadow Tariff Worries

NYSE Trader Expects Blowout Earnings From Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook

NYSE Trader Expects Blowout Earnings From Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook

NYSE Trader: I Think Oil Is Fairly Priced

NYSE Trader: I Think Oil Is Fairly Priced

NYSE Trader: For Long-Term Investors General Electric Is a Buy

NYSE Trader: For Long-Term Investors General Electric Is a Buy

Top Strategist Reveals the Stocks to Focus On For the Last Half of 2018

Top Strategist Reveals the Stocks to Focus On For the Last Half of 2018