5 reasons your startup isn’t ready for crowdfunding

Now let’s get one thing straight from the start: I’m a huge fan of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the number of similar crowdfunding sites that have sprung up recently to provide capital directly to exciting business ideas. There’s something very “American Dream” about being able to build one-on-one engagement with consumers — not to mention how nice it is for companies to have a viable alternative to traditional VC and angel capitalization.

BoostFunder reveals first featured list of companies

Adam Draper, carrying on his family’s multi-generation venture capital legacy, recently launched BoostFunder, an online marketplace where startups and investors can meet to facilitate the investment process. Now that the company is off and running, it has divulged its first list of featured companies to VentureBeat: