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Crowdfunder

Invest in the Next Big Thing

Venice, California, US

Tech Startup, Financial Services, Internet (Software & Services)

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Company Overview

Crowdfunder is the leader in equity crowdfunding. We empower celebrities, influencers, and everyday entrepreneurs to transform their social currency into financial capital.

We've already raised / raising equity for new ventures with Neil Young's Pono and Yao Ming (WSJ) and new deals are launching with Quincy Jones, LIVE / Michael Andretti, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, Diplo, and more. Our network of 11,000+ accredited investors invest in deals on Crowdfunder alongside influencers, angels and VCs.

Here's hot it works.

Traction

51 deals closed in just 15 months with an average size of $1.8M

April, 2015

$86M into our deals in 4 quarters: $36M+ direct online, remainder closed offline

April, 2015

11,000+ accredited individual and institutional investors registered

April, 2015

Deals with notables: Neil Young, Yao Ming, LIVE, Tim Draper, Quincy Jones, Sequoia Capital, Barbara Corcoran, TechStars, Y-Combinator, more

April, 2015

Testimonials

Crowdfunder is a terrific resource for time strapped entrepreneurs. In a matter of weeks, a start-up can fill its coffers with the capital it needs to build and launch a new product or service.
William Quigley Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partn
William Quigley
As a relatively new and small venture investor I love the power of Crowdfunder. I get access to deals, connection with CEOs and insights from trend-setters and influencers that were just not possible even a few years ago. It’s like the great walls of venture capital have crumbled and now everyone has access to world-class deals.
Mark Rampolla Founder &Former CEO at ZICO Beverages
Mark Rampolla
Not only did we meet and successfully fundraise from investors, we also recruited an invaluable advisor on Crowdfunder.
Eve Blossom Founder & CEO at WE'VE
Eve Blossom
Crowdfunder is truly changing the status quo of traditional fundraising. Based on our success to date, we will definitely be using Crowdfunder for our next round!
Lesley Silverthorn Founder & CEO at Angaza Design
Lesley Silverthorn

Leadership

Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Co-Founder & CEO

I'm an internet entrepreneur, seed stage investor, and advisor who has started several companies from inception to millions in revenues over the last 15+ years
Rafe Furst

Rafe Furst

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Rafe is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor who connects ideas, people and resources to make good things happen faster. Beginning in Silicon Valley in the mid 1990s, Rafe founded or was a first round angel investor in over 30 startups, which collectively have generated over $1 Billion in revenue and $450 Million in liquidity to their stakeholders. Rafe's been featured in the New York Times Magazine, WIRED.com and Shake The World, for his ideas on unlocking shared value. He's won awards for cancer awareness and video production; hold's a championship bracelet from the World Series of Poker; and a B.S. & M.S. from Stanford University. What people want to talk to him most about though is the year he spent in an RV with his best friend, drinking beer and attending sporting events. More on http://RafeFurst.com
Douglas Strasnick
Seasoned entertainment executive and strategist with 9+ years experience leading teams to revenue-generating, multi-channel content successes. Driven team leader who empowers, challenges and communicates with employees across divisions to achieve shared company goals. Skilled negotiator who transitions seamlessly between traditional and new media projects, and who draws upon programming, content development, acquisition, business/legal affairs, product creation and distribution experience to deliver audience, value and revenue in entertainment, sports and general industry verticals. Doug graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and was the inaugural Frank Rothman Scholar at the University of Southern California Law School.
Melinda Moore
Leader for Fortune 100 Companies & Award-Winning Technology & Entertainment Executive Melinda is an award-winning innovative social entrepreneur with expansive connections in entertainment, technology, non-profit and Fortune 100 companies to benefit social and environmental issues through the power of business. Melinda Co-Founded LovingEco and TuesdayNights, and has led digital strategy and integrated marketing campaigns for some of the most prominent cause-related and consumer brands including Credo Mobile, Ford, LIVESTRONG, Netflix, Obama for America, Sony, USA Networks and YouTube. Her passion for health and the environment led her to create LovingEco where she encouraged women to vote with their wallet for ecologically conscious companies while giving back to charity with each purchase. At LovingEco, Melinda was responsible for raising capital, integrated marketing, public relations and securing leading tastemakers for the site such as Maria Bello, Amy Smart and Randi Zuckerberg. In the spring of 2012, she helped lead the successful acquisition of LovingEco by John Paul Dejoria, the entrepreneur behind Patron and Paul Mitchell, and the company received �The Visionary Award� by the Green Business Bureau. In 2012, Melinda was inspired to Co-Found TuesdayNights as a collaborative community of amazing female executives and entrepreneurs who come together to empower one another through a series of programs and networking. TuesdayNights provides an opportunity for women from such diverse industries such as fashion, ecommerce, technology and mobile, media, consumer products, PR advertising, non-profit, venture capital and entertainment to establish meaningful relationships. Each event features different themes, with a host or panel, and female leaders in their fields to share insights, as well as nonprofit affecting the lives of women or girls, who will share how they are making a difference.
Maximina Revis

Maximina Revis

VP Product

Award-winning, digital executive obsessed with growth, problem solving and building truly remarkable digital products. 15 years of digital experience with proven ability to build and manage highly effective, immersive user-centric digital destinations that meet both business and brand objectives spanning across web, social, mobile, Smart TV, and streaming devices. Possesses solid background in ecommerce, subscription commerce, direct response, entertainment and online gaming. Ability to seamlessly blend marketing messages with strong UX has resulted in award-winning digital initiatives that significantly grow user adoption, increase revenue and deepen engagement metrics for a multitude of brands both iconic and emerging.
Scott Darden

Scott Darden

VP Technology and Engineering

Scott Darden has worked with some of the biggest brands in tech as well as founded and developed smaller startups. His career, which spans the best part of twenty years, includes executing research into communications and digital signal processing for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and technical engineering for Intel. His work at NASA won him the Milcom 2003 Best Paper in a Classified Section award, plus JPL’s Software of the Year award. Currently the CTO at Crowdfunder — a leading equity crowdfunding platform headquartered in Los Angeles — Scott is responsible for iterating the technology behind the investment platform as new companies partner with Crowdfunder to promote fundraising campaigns, and as new legislation is passed, paving the way for groundbreaking investing opportunities.
Alex Kagawa

Alex Kagawa

Senior Director, Investment & Sales

Built career in Silicon Beach’s burgeoning technology sector as part of Crowdfunder’s founding team. Manages deal flow pipeline and sales department since joining three weeks after launch, as its first intern and 3rd full-time employee. Focused on advising companies on fundraising strategy and developing deals for syndication to support development and growth of Crowdfunder’s investment network.

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Mark Rampolla

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Kiki Tidwell

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Various Startups, Advisor and Board Member

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Ace Bailey

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Jen Leo

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Alex Gahagan

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Carlos Cabrera

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Dr. Ron Karlsberg

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Mercedes Lopez Arratia

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Team

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Justin Harkey

Front End Developer

Justin Harkey is a Front-end Developer with nearly a decade of professional experience. He's worked with websites of all sizes from single page to corporate ... Read More
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Corbin Holt

Director, Marketing

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Andrew Kelley

Director, Sales & Investment

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William Quezada

Jr. User Experience Designer & Product Manager

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Katie Talati

Portfolio Manager & Customer Service

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Sarah Beth Comfort

Office Admin & Assistant

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Jeff Saras

Developer at Crowdfunder

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Marte Baquerizo

Crowdfunder MX, Director of Engineering

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Denisse Lira

Crowdfunder MX, Onboarding Manager

Onbaoarding Manager of Crowdfunder LatAm. True believer of entrepreneurship. I studied actuarial science at ITAM & diploma in Corporate Finances. I started... Read More
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Dayra Chiu

Crowdfunder MX, Marketing

I'm younger than people think, I'm good to build things/process and develop skills. I love meeting new people and learning interesting things on the basi... Read More

Board of Directors / Advisors

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Jason Nazar

CEO at Docstoc.com (Acquired by Intuit)

Jason Lawrence Nazar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc.com, and the creator and host of Startups Uncensored. Before starting Docstoc, Jason was a partner ... Read More
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Eva Ho

VP of Marketing & Operations at Factual

Eva is currently the VP of Marketing and Operations at Factual where she manages all aspects of the brand, revenue generation, HR and finance. In 2008, she c... Read More
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Amir Tehrani

Entrepreneur in Residence at City of Los Angeles

Most recently, Amir was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as Los Angeles’s first ever Entrepreneur in Residence, aimed at empowering the entreprene... Read More
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Maura O'Neill

Serial Entrepreneur, Former Chief Innovation Officer at USAI

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Sherwood Neiss

Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Sherwood Neiss is a co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). He is an expert at building successful businesses, as a 3-time INC500 winner whose compan... Read More
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Jason Best

Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Jason Best is co-founder at Crowdfund Capital Advisors which provides advisory services to angel groups, venture capital and private equity funds, government... Read More
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Philip Rosedale

Coffee & Power, Co-Founder

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Stacy Katz

M-GO, VP, Strategic Communications

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Jean Michel Arnoult

Co-founder @ Crowdfunder

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