CCTP014: Local Investing in Vermont

with Janice Shade

CCTP014: Local Investing in Vermont

with Janice Shade

The story of Milk Money Vermont takes one state, two motivated entrepreneurs, hundreds of cups of coffee, and unlike your typical caffeinated afternoon, the inspiration and plan to create a state-based crowdfunding platform. In this episode of ComCap the Podcast, Amy Pearl chats with Janice Shade, co-founder of Milk Money Vermont, to learn how her and her business partner, Louisa Schilbi, crossed paths, teamed up, and started up an intrastate crowdfunding initiative for the entrepreneurs and citizen investors in the beautiful state of Vermont.

Milk Money is Vermont’s answer to the intrastate crowdfunding exemptions that are sweeping the nation, allowing citizens to invest in local companies within state lines.  Janice discusses the success that Vermont is having with convertible debt offerings, and how entrepreneurs in Vermont are realizing the importance of community-supported investment vs. angel funding.  

Listen and learn from Janice’s successes, strategy and her own stories of entrepreneurship, and then join all of us for ComCap17 in this September to discuss your state’s opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn

  1. What inspired Janice and her co-founder, Louisa Schibli, to create Milk Money Vermont.
  2. Some of the challenges creating Milk Money, Vermont’s intrastate investment platform.
  3. Recommendations and shared experiences for women entrepreneurs.
  4. Tricks for pitching to investors.
  5. How convertible debt has been important for the offerings in Vermont

State your pedigree up front, so that’s one thing we’ve learned to do.  We both have some great..really relevant, interesting experience, so that’s one thing as women, I think we have to put that out there sooner, drop some of the names from our resumes and things like that. People start nodding their heads and going ‘Yah, these are serious women!'”

Janice Shade

Provocateur 

Amy Pearl, Hatch Innovation

Guests

Janice Shade, Milk Money Vermont

Show Art

Anbileru Adaleru, The Noun Project

Are you in?

Meet us at ComCap17 in Monterey, CA

Interested in bringing capital back to your community?

Are you in?

Meet us at ComCap17 in Monterey, CA

Interested in bringing capital back to your community?