20 VC FF 026: Crowdfunding Gimlet Media and Why The Nature Of Startup Equity Is Changing with Erin Glenn, CEO @ Betaworks’ backed, Quire
Posted on 4th December 2015 by hstebbings1
Erin Glenn is the CEO @ Quire where she aims to create a way for communities to invest and collaborate with companies and their founders. Quire is changing the way companies are owned and built. Prior to being CEO, Erin was CFO at SF based video game maker KIXEYE, an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and UBS, and a management consultant in the US and South East Asia. All the data and research mentioned in today’s show is provided by the kind team at Mattermark, check them out here!
1.) How Erin made her way into the wonderful world technology?
2.) What is Quire, how does Quire work, what companies does Quire raise for?
3.) Over the last few years we have seen a massive increase in the crowdfunding sector in general. What are the key drivers of the rise of this sector?
4.) With the greater and greater amounts being raised on these platforms, many are suggesting they have the potential to replace VC. What are Erin’s thoughts on this? Or are the systems fundamentally different?
5.) What are the greatest barriers to mass market adoption of the crowdfunding model? What have been the biggest challenges faced in the journey with Quire?
6.) How does Quire, as a crowdfunding platform plan to draw investors away from funds and other portfolio based assets given the level of risk associated with investing in young companies?
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