As you’re certainly already aware, we’ve moved our crowdfunding blogging over to FundingLaunchpad.com.
Our future posts here will be about company events and other information/news about the greater funding space. There are things happening beyond crowdfunding, of course, and we’ll keep an eye on those events for you.
Lots of progress since we last posted… here are a few quick highlights:
First off, we were lucky enough to bring on Kyle Lamy as our front-end developer and all-around coding genius. Kyle just moved to Boulder from the east coast; help us welcome him to town!
We’ve been working with Phil Feigin, former Colorado Securities Commissioner, to navigate the legal and political waters around equity-based crowdfunding. Phil recently took us downtown and introduced us to the team at the Securities office, and we walked them through our plans. Great conversation, and hopefully it will lead to good things for Vim Funding.
Vim Funding recently pitched at Angel Capital Summit to a packed room… lots of interest in what we’re doing, as well as a bit of (understandable) skepticism. (How are these guys going to be the first in the nation to do this???) We placed 7th out of 40 teams in the informal “Venture bucks” contest; not bad considering I ran out of time in my pitch and had to gloss over the financial/investment part of the presentation. As soon as we start operations I think the interest will convert to investment dollars.
Our platform is getting closer and closer to ready for our first clients (once we have all the other pieces in place, of course)… check out the sweet new homepage below:
And finally, we’re getting lots of interest from potential clients, partners, and retail investors. Things are coming together and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that we have in front of us — unlocking a whole new source of capital for companies in Colorado (then the US, then the world).