AngelList syndicates for Art

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#3 Product of the DayApril 20, 2014
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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Arthena was in AngelPad's last batch. Similarly, Kickstarter, Alphaworks, Crowdtilt, and Patreon enable creators to self-fund directly from their users. I'm very interested in this trend toward "building in public" and have an essay on this topic being published next week.
Nadia Eghbal
Nadia Eghbal@nayafia · GitHub
Really interesting. I'd love to see more of these specialized types of investors showing up on Syndicates themselves.
Thomas Korte
Thomas Korte@thomask · Founder, AngelPad (SF & NYC Accelerator)
(disclaimer: I am an investor in @Arthena) @rrhoover Arthena is not like Kikstarter etc at all. It is not a donation with a reward, but rather an investment vehicle. That's why it is restricted to qualified investors.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Hey, @thomask! Sorry for the confusion. I realize Arthena doesn't have the same Kickstarter-like model but it has similarities in that it allows the users of the product (albeit restricted to qual. investors... at least for now) to fund creators. Here's the essay I mentioned earlier in the comments, posted this morning: Why you should build your product in public