It takes a lot to rile the team from Failure - the Podcast — especially, when they’re recording an episode. So much so that one wonders whether they spend more time listening to themselves than to their guests. (Yeah, we get it. It’s a process, and at Mark’s age, a slow ship to turn.)
But riled they were. In fact, Dave almost had a conniption arguing the benefits of angel investing over, what, equity crowdfunding? Whose heard of that? Come on raise your hands. Higher, please…. There. That proves it. Not a single hand up in the audience.... Oh, that’s right. We have no audience.
Irregardless (take that, grammar hounds!), equity crowdfunding is a thing. You know, like Kickstarter, but instead of the hope of receiving a bauble, you get a piece of paper and a dream. It’s just like investing. In fact, it is investing, but ooooohhhhh sooooo much cooler. (Yep, the keys were stuck. Chocolate.)
But who are we to judge? Our guest says traditional investing is done with. Kaput. No more of those age-challenged, ethnically-challenged, double-X-chromosome-challenged homo sapiens telling startups what to do and when to do it. The old guard is out. The people are in. (Failure - the Podcast is all for that. We are with the people one hundred percent. It’s the electoral college that scares us. Chads, too.)
Join the team from Failure - the Podcast in a punchy session with Mike Burtov, serial entrepreneur and author of The Evergreen Startup — The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Everything from Venture Capital to Equity Crowdfunding (Wow, you’re right: that was a long title.) Mike’s says he’s got the answer to funding-raising for the next generation of entrepreneurs and, hey, he just might be right.