E19: Ryan Caldbeck, Founder & CEO at CircleUp – Interview

April 22, 2016


This interview is all about CircleUp, the Marketplace Investing platform for emerging consumer companies. It’s an awesome interview with our guest Ryan Caldbeck, the co-founder and CEO. Today, CircleUp has helped raise growth equity capital for over 160 companies.

They have an amazing list of companies they’re currently helping fundraise: https://circleup.com/companies/. The list actually makes you pretty hungry. Nut butters, ice cream, tea.

Here are some other questions Ryan answered:

-Which companies are more likely to get funding on CircleUp? This is pretty fascinating.
-How did you come up with the idea?
-What was the first company funded?
-How does the CircleUp Marketplace Index Fund work? What have been the returns?
-Who are your main investors? How has this changed since launching in 2012?