“You might ask yourself how’d I get here” – Talking Heads. I moved from NY to SF in 1994. Here was the nexus of computers and instrument manufacturers: Sequential, EMU, Digidesign to name a few and I knew the founders and used their products. I sensed a collision between music and computers was about to begin, and perhaps a new chapter in my life.
Perhaps the audience knows something before the experts. When we started garageband, we saw a way to test whether a particular artist struck a chord with a definable audience before we took the time to record the record. This was the beginning of crowdsourcing.
That insight can now be applied to investing. RedCrow can mine the “wisdom of the crowd” to help find the companies that resonate with an audience that may both use a product, but also invest in and profit from the company that invented it.
Starting a startup requires a unique vision but it also requires self-sacrifice and devotion. Successful companies are more than good ideas; they are teams of people who have both the talent and the grit to make their ideas a reality.
I have spent the last forty years helping geniuses realize their dreams: in the bands I played in, in the bands I produced, in the companies whose boards I served on. I believe the RedCrow platform will allow me to keep doing just that.