Why Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Harrison Is Launching an Equity Crowdfunding Platform
RedCrow is a crowdfunding platform that was co-founded by CEO Brian Smith, a former Morgan Stanley financial advisor and wealth manager. By his side is Jerry Harrison who is more than just a rock star as the former keyboardist and guitarist with Talking Heads, but a serial entrepreneur too.
Having already co-founding an internet music resource called Garageband back in 1999, Harrison in currently working towards launching the equity crowdfunding portal RedCrow this November.
What sets RedCrow apart from other crowdfunding platforms is its strong emphasis on making a 'social impact.' RedCrow hopes to make a difference by putting healthcare, cyber security, machine learning and "environmentally focused" investments into the spotlight.
RedCrow also aims to set itself apart with a company vetting process it says is much more thorough than that of other crowdfunding platforms. No company can appear on the Red Crow's "Invest Now" platform without an extensive due diligence process. At launch, for example, they will begin only supporting a select set of companies in the medical technology vertical that has been vetted by a team of experts, such as Dr. Stephen Shaya of J&B Medical.
A multi-phase diligence process ensures that each company has an extraordinary team, a solid business plan, and a brilliant product or service that would benefit society if the company could be appropriately capitalized. The core ethos at Red Crow is "invest in what you know," and Harrison advised this are the reasons that they market directly towards professionals in the medical and scientific industries.
There is also a "Discovery" section aimed at giving the crowd a voice to determine which co