Category Archives: Jenny Kassan

Noted Community Capital Lawyers Launch Crowdfund Mainstreet

With more than 40 approved funding portals for Regulation Crowdfunding, the launch of a new portal might elicit a yawn. But Crowdfund Mainstreet, which debuts on Friday, has a unique pedigree—and a mission to match. The Oakland, CA-based portal is the creation of a pair of lawyers—Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch—who have been on the […]

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Entrepreneurs: Looking to Raise Capital in 2018? Do This First.

Tired of bootstrapping and ready to raise money to expand your business this year? Congratulations. That’s the first step toward achieving your dreams. Too many of us, especially women, constrain our business’ potential by scraping by on a tight budget or maxed out credit cards. But before you dive in, it pays to get really […]

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If Startup Funding is so Plentiful, Why Are Many Women Entrepreneurs Still Struggling?

Women entrepreneurs, do any of the following comments sound familiar? “I’m having lots of conversations and none of them are going anywhere.” “I had an investor commit but now he won’t answer my phone calls.” “I got sexually harassed when I pitched the first time.” “An investor asked if I was truly committed to the […]