Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

A tech investment story that doesn’t involve VCs

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It’s a win and a loss at the same time when companies take investments. Yes, they get money to fund their projects, but they also lose a measure of control and revenue as a result. Here’s the story of one tech company that crowdsourced passed the VCs.

Earlier this year, our Y Combinator startup SendHub tried to raise its Series A. Despite monthly revenue in the mid-five figures and a 25 percent monthly growth rate, we were shunned by over 50 VCs. So we turned to crowdfunding platforms to raise a successful round — an option that was simply unavailable even a year ago. Here’s how it worked for us.

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Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

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