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Chel shares her experience raising capital with investment crowdfunding, not just once but twice. Chel’s first company went with the bootstrap method, which left them in a bad place. Once she and her partner launched Dope Coffee, she realized their mission and vision were much bigger than just the two of them. This led them to seek out investors in a new way. Chel shares the challenges she faced, the tips and tricks she used along the way, and her advice for anyone seeking investment crowdfunding.


Chel L. Loyd 


Dope Coffee


Co-Founder + CPO of the dopest Women-owned, Black-owned, and Veteran-owned coffee company in America.

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Episode Credit:

Intro and outro are voiced by Marina Verlaine. She can be contacted at


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