Mike Abbott talks to Ryan Caldbeck, Founder and CEO of CircleUp. As crowdfunding is all the rage today, there are entrepreneurs like Ryan Caldbeck of CircleUp who approach opportunities a bit differently. A former private equity analyst focused on consumer retail, Caldbeck noticed consumer retail businesses were often rebuffed for venture capital but yet good businesses run by many smart people. He spotted a gap in the financing market, and hence CircleUp was born, a marketplace connecting accredited investors to a curated list of private consumer retail companies.
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