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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?  Open Table has it down to a science- compare that to your experience just 10 or 15 years ago. Hotel rooms? Enter Airbnb. Clothing? Enter Poshmark. Dog sitter while on vacation? There’s DogVacay.  Even scientists can help enlist a global network of researchers in a marketplace called Science Exchange. In industry after industry, consumers are gaining more information and more choices to make better decisions.  With so many different marketplaces undergoing disruptive innovation, it is astounding to me that until very recently, the marketplace for companies raising capital was the same as it was 30 years ago: entrepreneurs go on road shows, spend months (or years) traveling to places far and wide to meet with potential investors and hope that at the end of the road there is capital. All the while, the entrepreneur is distracted from her #1 job: making her business successful. As the founder of an online marketplace, we recently raised our Series A Round.  Through the process we answered a lot of questions from very smart […]

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