Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2013

Talking With Hyperfund's David Schmelke

Anton Root, How did you come up with the idea for hyperfund?

David Schmelke, VP of Business Development: The original idea occurred to me while attempting to raise capital from the Angel Investor and Venture Capital community back in 2006. I knew there had to be a better way and was frustrated by the limitations around working exclusively with VC’s and Accredited Angels. Since then, I have been researching the micro-finance and peer-to-peer lending markets looking for an opportunity to help startup businesses raise capital and, just as importantly, empower everyone, not just the accredited, with the ability to get in on the ground floor of the next great business. I truly feel passionate about making startup equity investing available to everyone, providing the upside opportunity while spreading the risk across a larger group of people. The definition of the term hyperfund is “Equity Crowdfunding”. I thought it was the perfect name for the business.

When are you looking to open to the public?

We expect to be ready to launch in 4th quarter of this year. We are being very deliberate in our development of the platform and are of course waiting patiently for the SEC to release the guidelines around equity crowdfunding. In the meantime, anyone can sign up on for up to date news on our progress.

What gap in the market are you looking to fill?

Unlike many of our competitors, we will equally address the needs of both funders and fundraisers. We are unwavering in our commitment to the security and prosperity of all our members, providing them the tools needed to create strong investment partnerships.

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