Early Investing Podcast
Early Investing weekly podcast about startup investing and equity crowdfunding.
info_outline Episode 51 - Early Investing w/ Dreams.Build 02/03/2017
Episode 51 - Early Investing w/ Dreams.Build Dreams.Build is a crowdfunding platform with a mission to help entrepreneurs see their dreams come true. They are starting out with rewards-based projects with plans to quickly evolve more into equity crowdfunding. The difference, we hear, is in the community that they are creating among founders and funders alike.
info_outline Episode 49 - Early Investing w/ John Wasilisin of TEDCO 12/27/2016
Episode 49 - Early Investing w/ John Wasilisin of TEDCO TEDCO is one of the most successful examples of how governments can participate in the business of startup companies. In this episode we talk about what TEDCO is, what they do, and the plans for the future of startups in Maryland.
info_outline Episode 48 – Early Investing w/ Slava Rubin, Founder of Indiegogo 12/13/2016
Episode 48 – Early Investing w/ Slava Rubin, Founder of Indiegogo You have certainly heard of Indiegogo and perhaps you are one of the 9 million backers that have helped fund the 700,000 projects that have been on the platform so far. Now you can go beyond rewards and into equity investing via Indiegogo. This is a big deal and you will want to know more!
info_outline Episode 47 – Early Investing w/ Richard Swart of NextGen Crowdfunding 12/05/2016
Episode 47 – Early Investing w/ Richard Swart of NextGen Crowdfunding It would be hard to find someone with more experience in crowdfunding than Dr. Richard Swart. He has been in the realm for 20 years and agrees that we are STILL just getting started. We discuss the state of the early stage investing world six months after the implementation of Title III. The future is bright -- bring shades.
info_outline Episode 46 - Early Investing w/ Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison of Red Crow 11/08/2016
Episode 46 - Early Investing w/ Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison of Red Crow Red Crow is an equity crowdfunding platform that is focusing on "quality over quantity" in the words of its founders Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison. Wait, Jerry Harrison? The guy from Talking Heads? Yes, that's the one. You always knew they were a smart band, but did you know Jerry is a Harvard graduate? Did you know he was a founder of GarageBand.com? Did you know that he has been to the best restaurants in York, Pennsylvania many times? Are you wondering what is going on with this new venture? Then listen to this episode.
info_outline Episode 45 - Early Investing w/ Vin Maru, investinmj.com 09/09/2016
Episode 45 - Early Investing w/ Vin Maru, investinmj.com There is no doubt that legal cannabis is going to be a big business, but how can early investors get into it without getting burned? On this episode, we learn a lot about the business from one of the very first research analysts to specialize in this fast-growing field: Vin Maru from investinmj.com. Here we learn that we no longer look south to Mexico, but north to Canada to find the leadership in this industry.
info_outline Episode 44 - Early Investing w/ Kendrick Nguyen, Founder of Republic.co 08/30/2016
Episode 44 - Early Investing w/ Kendrick Nguyen, Founder of Republic.co This episode features Kendrick (Ken) Nguyen, a founder of Republic.co and a former legal expert at AngelList. Republic is new to the equity crowdfunding arena, but it has a very established pedigree. This venture is part of the AngelList family and has tremendous potential to popularize equity crowdfunding. Don't miss this one!
info_outline Episode 43 - Early Investing: The Double Header 07/28/2016
Episode 43 - Early Investing: The Double Header This episode features updates from two guests who have appeared on the podcast previously. First, Steven Dresner from DealFlow tells us about the Crowdfunding Conference the company is producing in New York October 6-7, 2016. Then we check in with Ron Miller of StartEngine to see how the early stages of crowdfunding for non-accredited investors are going thus far.
info_outline Episode 42 – Early Investing w/ Rob Meagher of Cannabis Business Executive 07/04/2016
Episode 42 – Early Investing w/ Rob Meagher of Cannabis Business Executive Already four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, and there are over 20 states with medical cannabis. This is a huge trend and a big opportunity, but how do you take advantage? In this episode, we speak with the founder of the leading trade publication for “cannabusiness” and take a look at the business opportunities that are emerging in this rapidly growing industry.
info_outline Episode 41 – Early Investing w/ Joanne Wilson @TheGothamGal 05/11/2016
Episode 41 – Early Investing w/ Joanne Wilson @TheGothamGal As one of the more active angel investors you will ever meet, Joanne Wilson – aka “The Gotham Gal” – has invested in more than 90 early-stage companies – and you can see what most of them are right on her website. We discuss her investing thesis, current and future trends (including cannabis as an investing opportunity), and the future of agriculture. And we were just getting started. Enjoy!
info_outline Episode 40 – Early Investing w/ Asheem Aggarwal, a veteran tech entrepreneur 05/04/2016
Episode 40 – Early Investing w/ Asheem Aggarwal, a veteran tech entrepreneur Asheem Aggarwal is a veteran tech entrepreneur. After taking a break for a few years, he is back in the game with Pairable, a very interesting, very early-stage company that wants to bridge the gap between your physical world and your digital and mobile world. Pairable is not just a product but a platform for developers to build their own applications to provide a more seamless connection between the physical and the virtual.
info_outline Episode 39 – Early Investing w/ Josh Maher, Seattle Angel Investor 04/27/2016
Episode 39 – Early Investing w/ Josh Maher, Seattle Angel Investor In this episode we travel to the Pacific Northwest to speak with Josh Maher, a leader in the Seattle angel investing community and author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups. He also has a new book, How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks: An Investors’ Guide to Building Wealth in Private Companies. We discuss the Seattle startup investing scene and explore the emerging opportunity of investing in legal marijuana businesses.
info_outline Episode 38 – Early Investing w/ Scott McIntyre of Crowdfunding Professional Association 04/20/2016
Episode 38 – Early Investing w/ Scott McIntyre of Crowdfunding Professional Association Every industry needs an association to further its agenda, and crowdfunding is no exception. On this episode we get to hear from the front lines about current and pending crowdfunding regulations and situations that can affect you and your investments.
info_outline Episode 36 – Early Investing w/ Ross Blankenship of Angel Kings 04/06/2016
Episode 36 – Early Investing w/ Ross Blankenship of Angel Kings Ross is the founder and CEO of Angel Kings, a Washington, D.C.-based seed round investment firm, and the author of Kings Over Aces, a book in which he shares his experiences and expertise on angel investing. We had a wide-ranging and lively conversation, and you will enjoy his perspective.
info_outline Episode 35 – Early Investing w/ Mike Belsito 02/12/2016
Episode 35 – Early Investing w/ Mike Belsito Mike Belsito is an entrepreneur and author based in Cleveland, Ohio. In this episode, we discuss his startup adventure, what he learned and why he decided to write a book to help others raise money for their businesses. Mike is also in the interesting role of "Entrepreneur in Residence" for the town of Lakewood, Ohio.We talk about what that means and why more cities should have this kind of program.
info_outline Episode 50 – Early Investing w/ Vincent Petrescu of TruCrowd 01/03/2016
Episode 50 – Early Investing w/ Vincent Petrescu of TruCrowd TruCrowd is a crowdfunding platform that has embraced Title III crowdfunding for all. Investors can get in on deals with investments as low as $100. They also announce a brand new project in this episode, Fundanna...which will specialize in fundraising for companies in the CannaBusiness.
info_outline Episode 34 – Early Investing w/ Shelly Hod Moyal of iAngels 12/29/2015
Episode 34 – Early Investing w/ Shelly Hod Moyal of iAngels Israel has become an international hot spot for high-tech innovation. Many great companies have been created there. But how do investors get access to these deals? IAngels was created to enable investors from all over the world to get in on the Israel high-tech boom. Shelly and I discuss how to find the best companies to offer to investors and what you need to start building your international startup portfolio.
info_outline Episode 33 – Early Investing w/ Dylan Boyd of R/GA Ventures 12/14/2015
Episode 33 – Early Investing w/ Dylan Boyd of R/GA Ventures When you already have a highly successful film and video production company and international digital marketing firm, what do you do next? In the case of R/GA, it launched R/GA Ventures to help fund new companies. Based in New York City, R/GA Ventures has nurtured dozens of new companies already, including through an accelerator program that focused on connected devices and the Internet of Things. Dylan Boyd, the director of R/GA Ventures, joins us to discuss how they operate and what they see for the future of the Internet of Things.
info_outline Episode 32 – Early Investing w/ Oscar Jofre of KoreConX 11/24/2015
Episode 32 – Early Investing w/ Oscar Jofre of KoreConX
info_outline Episode 31 – Early Investing w/ Jay Moon of CircleUp 11/10/2015
Episode 31 – Early Investing w/ Jay Moon of CircleUp There are a lot of investing platforms out there, but CircleUp has carved out a very lucrative space by choosing to focus on consumer goods and retail ventures.The company is growing rapidly and so far has helped more than 120 companies to raise capital.I talk to Jay Moon, CircleUp’s Director of Marketing, about how rigorously they evaluate companies before allowing them onto the CircleUp platform and the results they have seen so far. In addition, we touch on the potential impact of the JOBS Act Title III rules that were recently approved by the SEC. Jay also tells us about an innovative new service CircleUp is offering, which addresses the biggest pain point we see at Early Investing.
info_outline Episode 30 – Early Investing w/ Fred Ball of Independent Energy 10/26/2015
Episode 30 – Early Investing w/ Fred Ball of Independent Energy Electricity changed the world. Ever since Edison and now Tesla - there have been innovations in the generation of electrical power. Fred Ball and his team at Independent Energy have a big idea. An idea that has the potential to revolutionize electrical power generation and distribution.
info_outline Episode 29 – Early Investing w/ Tom "TK" Kuegler of Wasabi Ventures 10/08/2015
Episode 29 – Early Investing w/ Tom "TK" Kuegler of Wasabi Ventures Tom "TK" Kuegler is our guest on this episode. After founding and selling several compoanies TK cofounded Wasabi Ventures, a VC firm dedicated to funding comanies at the earliest possible point. We talk about how theydecide on what ventures to fund, theimportance of being hoinest and direct with young entrepreneur, the need for more lifestyle businesses in the start up world and much more.
info_outline Episode 28 - Early Investing w/ Jen Meyer of Betamore 09/21/2015
Episode 28 - Early Investing w/ Jen Meyer of Betamore Betamore is a 2 and a half year old Technology Incubator, co-working space and education center located in Baltimore, Maryland. In it’s short life Betamore has become a cornerstone of technology innovation in the area and has already seen one of it’s incubated companies Zerofox a social media security firm, leave the incubator and thrive in the wild.
info_outline Episode 27 - Early Investing w/ Manolis Sfinarolakis of RealityCrowdTV 08/07/2015
Episode 27 - Early Investing w/ Manolis Sfinarolakis of RealityCrowdTV Manolis Sfinarolakis was inspired by the promise of the JOBS Act to quit his job at the Hartford Insurance and launch an internet TV series focused on helping companies raise capital via Crowd Funding. In addition he launched the Virtual Crowdfunding Summit which will be held onloine for 3 weeks starting November 30th and will feature over 100 Presentations from a wide array of professionals for all aspects of Crowdfunding.
info_outline Episode 26 - Early Investing w/ Jason Fritton Patch of Land 07/22/2015
Episode 26 - Early Investing w/ Jason Fritton Patch of Land You know, everybody wants a patch of land they can call their own and Jason Fritton is no exception. As one of the founders of the real estate funding site Patch of Land Jason has been one of the pioneers in this new land rush. On this episode he gives us some insight on how they are doing as a company and how easy it is for you to invest in a wide variety of real estate opportunities with expectations for a nice rate of return and relatively low risk. While most of our focus here on the early investing podcast is on equity investing in startup companies and all the risks and rewards that go with that territory, today we are getting real. We are getting back to the land…
info_outline Episode 25 - Early Investing w/ Jeff Bekaries and Megan Johnson of Spark Market 06/04/2015
Episode 25 - Early Investing w/ Jeff Bekaries and Megan Johnson of Spark Market Jeff Bekaries and Megan Johnson started Spark Market to enable businesses to take advantage of the state of Georgia’s intrastate crowdfunding law… Then they had a better idea. We learn about what the future oif SparkMarket will be and how it will take them beyond their Georgia roots in this episode. Jeff and Megan talk about what the Georgia law enabled them to do and we discuss the laws on the books in several other states as well.
info_outline Episode 24 - Early Investing w/ Jeff Lynn of Seedrs.com 05/07/2015
Episode 24 - Early Investing w/ Jeff Lynn of Seedrs.com On this episode I speak with Jeff Lynn of Seedrs.com. Based in London, which has emerged as a worldwide leader in Crowdfunding, they have helped fund over 200 companies so far! They have a different way of determining who is allowed to invest in the UK. It's not just Net Worth. Listen now and learn more about a place where Equity Crowdfunding is being done very, very well.
info_outline Episode 23 - Early Investing w/ Brandon Smith of Localstake 04/01/2015
Episode 23 - Early Investing w/ Brandon Smith of Localstake As the equity crowdfunding industry awaits SEC action on the JOBS Act Title III regulations, many states are taking their own actions. The rules vary widely from state to state and on this episode I interview Brando Smith of Localstake. They are based in Indiana and are actively providing a funding platform for Indiana based ventures that is open to investors in that state and ALSO to residents of 27 other states.
info_outline Episode 22 - Early Investing w/ Kelly Keenan Troupbour of SeeJaneInvest.com 03/09/2015
Episode 22 - Early Investing w/ Kelly Keenan Troupbour of SeeJaneInvest.com Kelly Keenan Troupbour Angel investor, board member of the Baltimore Angels and founder of SeeJaneInvest.com See Jane Invest is a website with a mission to help women become investors and entrepreneurs. She has been published in the Huffington Post and was recently featured in Fast Company magazine.
info_outline Early Investing w/ Joseph Hogue of Crowdfund 101 02/26/2015
Early Investing w/ Joseph Hogue of Crowdfund 101 Crowdfund 101 is a web site dedicated to making your crowd funding campaign a success by getting you to focus on the basics first. Hence the name crowdfund 101. Joseph Hogue started the site and newsletter last year and it is growing rapidly. http://crowd101.com