Seed Investments Online: Expect to See More

crowdfundingA recent article in Reuters Venture Capital Journal, Seed Investing Moves Online, discusses the force of the recent movement toward online crowd-funding. The author specifically discusses AngelList – the most well known of the crowdfunding websites:

In the most basic sense, it is a crowdfunding seed marketplace connecting investors, entrepreneurs and syndicates online in real time, opening access to capital, improving deal efficiency and democratizing investing by enabling ad-hoc collections of angels to compete for deals with established off-site funds. Pretty powerful, right?

That’s only the start. Add to that the transparency the site provides and you have a mechanism for online portfolio tracking, deal sourcing, investor research, measuring deal buzz, and sector and investment trend analysis using a rich database of aspiring companies.

Suddenly powerful becomes useful. The site is no longer just a social graph for investing, but a knowledge tool.

Saying that online investing is not a trend to ignore, the author expects the investment landscape will change. With similarities to AngelList, angelMD is different in that it focuses strictly on the medical sector, bringing physician investors and medical startups together. You can browse the startups on angelMD here.

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