ILAB 32 – Indiegogo Co-Founder, Slava Rubin on Equity Crowdfunding

Indiegogo Co-Founder, Slava Rubin on Equity Crowdfunding

“At Indiegogo we always want to push the boundaries in terms of what customers are looking for and make sure we innovate for them”

     Slava Rubin     

Slava Rubin is the co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Indiegogo. Along with his position on the Board, Slava is responsible for innovation and growth at Indiegogo. He also represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act and has played a crucial role in working with the White House and the SEC to finalize the rules and regulations for equity crowdfunding.

Slava joins us on the show to discuss Indiegogo’s new collaboration with MicroVentures and release of “equity crowdfunding”. This is huge news to the industry and game-changing events for investors looking to invest in private deals using the Indiegogo platform.

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ILAB 32 Show Notes

Equity Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Where are we:

Sam – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Slava – New York, New York


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Fundrise – start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

Wealthfront – get your first $15,000 managed free

Betterment – get up to 1 year managed free

RealtyShares – try it free with ILAB link


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Show Notes:

06:00 – 4 reasons why people give money
07:37 – Signing the Jobs Act by President Obama
09:20 – Microventures partnership
10:43 – Investor limitations
12:19 – Creating for user base
13:55 – Applying to Indiegogo
15:00 – User participation
16:27 – Paperwork and contracts
16:55 – Tracking companies progress
17:19 – Product offering campaigns
20:00 – Non-accredited and non-US options
23:21 – Investing $300,000 in a startup
25:02 – Yearly Investment cap
27:00 – Crowfall video game
30:00 – ILAB potential startup investment
34:00 – Washington DC women’s brewery
35:35 – Play and possible game ball
36:38 – Beatstars social marketplace
41:00 – Simplified Agreement for Future Equity
45:00 – Paperwork, checks and signatures
48:00 – iTunes reviews

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