On this week’s TWiC podcast, we interview the guys behind Crowdability — a great resource for investors thinking about getting a bit more serious about equity crowdfunding. Matt and Wayne are 2 extraordinary entrepreneurs in their own right and have a bold vision of providing an educational and decision-layer to help investors make better decisions when investing in startups online via equity crowdfunding.
In this week’s news roundup, David and Zack look at the differences between raising money via crowdfunding or turning to more traditional sources of capital. BitTorrent is using its massive network of 170 million users to crowdfunding new forms of content. Lastly, is beer the most perfect of crowdfunding projects? David thinks it just may be…
We review CrowdBrewed, a crowdfunding site that encourages (you guessed it), funding of beer-related enterprises.
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Resources mentioned in the podcast
- Crowdfunding vs. VC Seed Rounds: Which makes sense? (BetaBoston)
- BitTorrent to tray a paywall and crowdfunding (NYT)
- Beer: The Best Use of Crowdfunding or The Most Best Use of Crowdfunding?(TechCrunch)
Recommended resources for investing in startups from Crowdability
- Fred Wilson’s blog
- Hunter Walk’s blog
- Marc Andreesen’s blog
- David Rose’s book: Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups (Amazon)
- CB Insights newsletter
- Mattermark newsletter
- Strictly VC
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