Bankers, crowdfunding and old school start-ups

In this week’s podcast Dylan talks about how hard it is to get financing and share some thoughts on crowdfunding. Have you been in busy for more than 10 years? How is your business adapting to the new marketplace?

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Crowdfunding is off to a good start but how will it end?

Peter Thiel makes a comment in his book Zero to One “If you have invented something new but you haven’t invented an effective way to sell it, you have a bad business – no matter how good the product” which got me thinking about crowdfunding. I was chatting with someone over the weekend who had sent me another invitation to a crowdfunding web portal that connects  businesses with venture capital. As we got talking about it I found myself thinking back to Peter’s comment and realizing that crowdfunding might be working but has the market really bought it? Is it a niche opportunity that will always fill a void because the greater market isn’t sold on it? Do crowdfunding platforms have their work cut out for them before they become a mainstream competitor for capital? Continue reading “Crowdfunding is off to a good start but how will it end?”