002 This Week in Crowdfunding: Pivoting Propser into a $ billion marketplace lender
On Episode #2 of This Week in Crowdfunding podcast, we invite Prosper's president, Ron Suber onto the program to talk about how he's built Prosper in a multi-billion dollar peer to peer lending marketplace. In the news, we discuss why crowdfunding is catching on in Japan and how it's actually contributing (already) to changes in the country's macroeconomy. We also look at Google's moves into crowdfunding with recent changes to accept money via YouTube. Lastly, we review Crowdability, a great resource for equity crowdfunding. It's a free weekly newsletter that educates investors on how to best approach equity crowdfunding by comparing it to best practices in venture capital, angel investing, and private equity. The newsletter also sends out a weekly aggregated list of some of the best crowdfunding deals online, across platforms.