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In mid-October, Capital Insight co-host Jenny Kassan was asked to speak at the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce about the advantages of choosing community-based methods of fundraising rather than venture capital. In this episode, we revisit Jenny’s Berkeley presentation as she breaks down how to raise funding from the right investors.

Episode Highlights:

  • “When people tell me I do non-traditional or alternative finance, I tell them no, venture capital is non-traditional and alternative. What I do is something that humans have done for a very long time.”


The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1900 to support business in Berkeley, California. The Chamber is a mostly volunteer organization, and remains dedicated to hosting educational and networking events.

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Additional resources:

  • Angels of Main Street is a community of investors with no minimum wealth or income requirement to join.  If you’d like to be part of a community of diverse investors who want to make a difference with their dollars, please join us in Angels of Main Street!

Episode Credit:

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


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