Designbook Releases Beta Platform for peer-to-peer crowdsourcing

Designbook has launched a platform where anyone can invest in start-up companies with their talent or time by linking visionaries with a talented community of collaborators.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Dec. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Designbook is an online platform that provides secure tools for efficient trades of equity. The site signed several hundred beta users in the first two days and is expanding its community rapidly,establishing itself in the equity crowdsourcing industry and positioning itself as the next big thing in the peer-to-peer revolution.

Designbook's goal is to economize the exchange of all forms of capital for equity in startup companies. Co-Founder Kyle Clark says Burlington, Vermont is the best place to start a Crowdsourcing platform. “Burlington has an amazing and strong startup culture. The entrepreneurs here are mentally agile and willing to challenge the way businesses are formed and innovation is realized. Connecting talented people is the best way to achieve positive outcomes. As the marketplace grows so will the opportunity to find alignments among the community.”

Crowdsourcing is growing up and disrupting established investment practices. Vermont is ranked THIRD in the country for crowdfunding based on a recently released study by The Crowd Data Center located in San Francisco. The SEC has not published final rules on equity crowdfunding across state borders and Designbook is taking the opportunity to get ahead of funding rules by offering crowdsourcing.

CEO of Agilion, Adam Bouchard says, “Designbook will position companies for exponential growth, with a better way to plan, collaborate and raise money.”

Entrepreneurs with a winning idea can log into to find collaborators and investors. Collaborators can enter passions and skills, and import their LinkedIn profiles. Then the elastic search engine finds both product and people pairings based on project needs and individuals profiles to build amazing startup teams.

When fundraising time rolls around, companies will be able to create and store their business plans, pitch decks and offering documents within Designbook. The site will also help entrepreneurs with the fundraising process.

So, dreamers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers: if you’re looking for a site that can help the entire process of taking a company from idea to reality, check out Designbook.

Nathaniel White-Joyal

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