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Create better consumer products, make more money with Quirky

Listen to this episode on Stitcher and on SoundCloud. Creating a new consumer product used to be a somewhat solitary process. But what if you could throw thousands of your closest from around the world into a virtual room to harness only the best ideas for the names, designs, and functionality for really cool, new consumer products? And (here’s … Continue Reading

Peter Renton on How the Lending Club IPO changes everything

On the inaugural This Week in Crowdfunding podcast, David Stark and Zack Miller discuss all things crowdfunding. First up, we do a hard-punching news roundup. We chat about Kickstarter’s recent rule changes, why the real estate crowdfunding industry is currently receiving so much PR, and a recent study that sheds some light on optimizing crowdfunding … Continue Reading

Investing in real estate via crowdfunding – with Realty Mogul’s Jilliene Helman

Crowdfunding is changing the way many people invest. Real estate crowdfunding, in particular, has seen massive interest as investors now have the opportunity to invest in some of the top properties in the world, alongside top institutional investors — all from their laptops or tablet computers. Jilliene Helman is the co-founder and CEO of Realty … Continue Reading

Investing in people with potential — with Upstart’s Dave Girouard

What if you’re a recent Stanford college grad with a computer sci degree and need to borrow money? (crickets) What if you’re an investor and would like to be able to loan to these (future) high performers? (Upstart…) Dave Girouard, co-founder and CEO of Upstart, joins us on the Tradestreaming Podcast today to talk about … Continue Reading

Creating a new asset class of personal loans — with Lending Club’s Scott Sanborn

In 2012, Renaud Laplanche, founder and CEO of Lending Club, joined me on the Tradestreaming Podcast. So much has happened in the peer to peer lending space since then (including the fact that they no longer call it “peer to peer”): Lending Club just surpassed $4 billion in underwritings, rolled out business loans in addition … Continue Reading

Powering the marketplace lending ecosystem — with Matt Burton

This is the next instalment of our series on crowdfunding. You can access my other interviews on crowdfunding here and here. Matt Burton, cofounder of the Orchard Platform joins me, Zack Miller, on the Tradestreaming Podcast. Crowdfunding is a huge, transformative trend in investing. Both individual and institutional investors alike are turning to crowdfunding to deploy … Continue Reading

About Tradestreaming

Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading