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Venture Capital: Crowdsourced

Los Angeles, California, US

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Company Overview

Crowdfunder is the number one ranked equity crowdfunding site with over 100,000 registered users and $103 million committed across investments to-date.

In 1978 the Pension Protection Act created a new capital market worth $4.3 Trillion today, and added $15 Trillion to the public stock market by allowing non-accredited investors to diversify their risk with mutual funds. In 2014 the JOBS Act unlocked the same potential for startup investors, creating a new asset class and capital market with 30% annual returns.

Crowdfunder is the early leader in this $1.2 Trillion annual market. The opportunity for Crowdfunder is similar to that of private equity giants like The Blackstone Group (worth $51 Billion), electronic marketplaces like E*TRADE (worth $9 Billion) or social networks with big data like LinkedIn (worth $25 Billion).

New $ Trillion Market Unlocked


$103,000,000 investment commitments since launch

June, 2015

Equity in 18 startups, scaling to 50 by end of 2015

June, 2015

Grown to 100,000 members organically

June, 2015

13,200 individual and institutional investors

June, 2015

Our network includes Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Neil Young, Yao Ming & Tim Draper

June, 2015

Funded 58 Companies Through Crowdfunder

June, 2015

#1 Google Ranking for "equity crowdfunding" and "investment crowdfunding"

June, 2015

Monthly Recurring Revenues, projected cashflow positive in early 2016

June, 2015


We've collectively raised $1,000,000 through two separate rounds on Crowdfunder. Crowdfunding brings fundraising online in a scalable manner and we saw great success in leveraging the platform to close investors.
Jeff Curie CEO of Bitvore
Jeff Curie
Crowdfunder allows me to access top deals and connect directly with the CEO. It's like the great walls of venture capital have crumbled and now everyone has access to world-class deals.
Mark Rampolla Founder & CEO of ZICO Beverages
Mark Rampolla
After 20 years of funding startups, I am excited that a resource like Crowdfunder has arrived. Now I'm able to identify the best new businesses and most talented entrepreneurs who fit my investment profile instantly online.
William Quigley Managing Dir. of Clearstone Venture Partners
William Quigley
We eventually raised around 40% of our $2,000,000 round directly on Crowdfunder with a significant portion of that coming in the first 48 hours of launching our deal.
Sohin Shah Co-Founder of iFunding
Sohin Shah
We reviewed over 100 crowdfunding platforms in great depth before choosing Crowdfunder. The team and technology helped us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000,000.
Joey Gabaldon CEO of Ascenergy
Joey Gabaldon
Not only did we meet and successfully fundraise from investors, we also recruited an invaluable advisor on Crowdfunder.
Eve Blossom Founder & CEO of WE'VE
Eve Blossom


Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Co-Founder & CEO

I'm the CEO of Crowdfunder, the leading equity crowdfunding platform for crowdsourced venture capital. Crowdfunder empowers influencers to transform their social currency into financial capital.   I'm an internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor who has started, bootstrapped, and raised VC money for several companies from inception over the last 15 years.   Prior to founding Crowdfunder in 2011, I left my most recent full time operational leadership role and became a hands-on investor and advisor for early stage growth companies, a Forbes Contributor on Startups and Crowdfunding, as well as a published best-selling author in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Personal Development.   In founding Crowdfunder, I played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation in Washington D.C.– engaging directly with top leadership across Congress, the White House, and the SEC. I've been invited to consult on early stage venture formation by foreign governments and private leadership around the world.   I'm also a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Economics and live in Venice, California where I sneak off to surf when the waves are good.
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, 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
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.
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. Oversees deal sourcing for Crowdfunder’s portfolio, and manages customer support and sales departments since joining three weeks after launch, as its first intern and third full-time employee. Focused on deal sourcing, quality control, partner and account management, and advising companies on fundraising strategy to support development and growth of Crowdfunder’s investment network.

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Jr. User Experience Designer & Product Manager

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Developer at Crowdfunder

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Katie Talati

Portfolio Manager & Customer Service

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Andrew Kelley

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Jean Michel Arnoult

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