Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crowdfunding meta search engine has arrived!

We had predicted this in our book, and I asked the question of the crowdfunding panel that I moderated earlier this week at Future of Money.  Well, it has arrived!  There are many more meta opportunities coming, including ones that private equity will be really keen on.  More later, or send me a ping to find out more...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Crowdfunding panel at Future of Money Conference went really well!

As measured by the healthy amount of the audience that descended on the panelists after the session (as opposed to fleeing for the exits), I'd say crowdfunding has become a very popular and intriguing topic.  I moderated the panel, which consisted of Paul Blythe (MicroPlace), Chris Larsen (Prosper), Danae Ringlemann (IndieGogo), and Jessica Jackley (ProFounder).

These are some really passionate people who know their stuff.  The Future of Money Conference videos should be up soon.  There wasn't much for me to do, really -- just ask some questions and let the A-team rip...

I'll give you a hint at what I think would be a powerful panel for the next one: collective intelligence based investing.  This may be Part 4 of my VentureBeat series. ;)