Mindfull Crowd Launches Hybrid VC/Crowd-based Investment Platform Funding Disruptive Health Tech Companies and Allowing Investors to Share in Profits and the Greater Good
30-Year VC Tech Veteran Sourcing Investment Opportunities Previously Only Accessible to Silicon Valley Insiders
First Investment Opportunity is Muse, InteraXon¹s Brain Sensing Platform
Belvedere, CA ‹ June 16, 2015 ‹ Mindfull Crowd, a new equity-based hybrid VC/Crowdfunding platform that enables the public to join forces with top tier VCs to invest in the world¹s most innovative health-focused companies, launches today with an investment opportunity in Muse, the leading brain fitness platform.
The Mindfull Crowd offers accredited investors the opportunity to directly invest in disruptive, advanced technology companies making a positive impact by improving our health, environment, and lifestyles. This is the first time a venture fund will open its curated investment flow to the public by means of a crowdfunding platform.
Mindfull Crowd is the brainchild of Stuart Rudick, a 30-year investment industry veteran whose ability to identify emerging market trends has allowed him to invest in a series of first mover market leaders, including Earthlink, one of the first Internet service providers. His leading role as an early investor in some of the most innovative companies of the past three decades gives investors in Mindfull Crowd access to a unique and exclusive deal flow, usually open only to select VC firms. Mindfull¹s best in class due diligence process ensures that potential investors benefit from the professional investment experience and proven track record of the Mindfull team.
Several factors differentiate Mindfull Crowd from other crowdfunding platforms. Most importantly, Mindfull Crowd is an investment platform, not merely a marketing platform, which has ³skin in the game² and has invested its own capital through Mindfull Ventures Fund in the companies offered to the public. The platform focuses exclusively on offering the most innovative health technologies shaping our future and enhancing our lives.
As Mindfull Ventures sources and validates compelling investment opportunities, it will offer these companies to the Mindfull Crowd, allowing Crowd investors the ability to participate on the same terms as elite VC funding rounds. This unique symmetry offers unprecedented opportunities for crowd investors to achieve outsized gains from their investment, just like a VC.
MUSE BRAIN SENSING PLATFORM
For its initial launch, Mindfull Crowd is offering an investment in Muse, the leading platform bringing meditation and brain fitness into our daily lives. Muse is a brain-sensing tool that helps people do more with their minds, reduce stress and improve brain cognition. Muse deploys medical grade EEG technology to detect and record brain signals, as a heart monitor senses heart rhythms, giving valuable real-time feedback in as little as three minutes a day.
InteraXon, the parent company of Muse, recently raised $10 million in their Series B offering, in which Mindfull Ventures invested. ³We are honored to be the first firm chosen by Mindfull Crowd,² said Ariel Garten, Co-Founder and CEO of Muse. ³We believe Mindfull will help us bring in investors who aren¹t just customers, but actually share our vision of helping people to live happier, healthier and more connected lives with brain-sensing technologies and experiences and will help evangelize this to the public.²
Muse is being deployed in brain research at Mayo Clinic, MIT, Berkeley, UCLA, and more than 40 leading health institutions across North America. ³The advancement of new technology is about to unleash radical transformation of all areas relating to health: the health of our bodies, the environment and our lifestyles,² said Stuart Rudick, founder of Mindfull Crowd. ³The companies Mindfull is funding, like Muse, curate proprietary technology to drive major changes in the way we live, act, and think. Right now we see a perfect storm of brains and technology coming together creating an unprecedented opportunity to address and solve some of our world¹s most vexing problems. A new age of fearless entrepreneurs is rising to solve these challenges, and Mindfull Crowd is providing the financial resources and expertise they need to enhance their long-term success and offer investors exceptional returns.²
ABOUT MINDFULL CROWD
Based in Marin County, CA, and founded by Stuart Rudick, Mindfull Crowd is an equity based crowdfunding platform investing in the new breed of entrepreneurs creating disruptive, breakthrough companies that positively impact our health, our environment, and our healthy lifestyles. The Mindfull Team sources and funds one-of-a-kind companies, providing investors a compelling opportunity to generate outsized returns. Mindfull is the go-to platform for companies and founders seeking a partner that will enhance and accelerate their financial success while being aligned with their values and purpose. To learn more and access Mindfull Crowd¹s offerings, please join us at www.mindfullcrowd.com.
ABOUT MINDFULL VENTURES
Based in Marin County, Mindfull Ventures Fund was founded by Stuart Rudick with the purpose and passion to provide venture funding to leading edge companies solving our world’s greatest health challenges while providing investors top performing returns. To learn more about Mindfull Ventures, please go to www.mindfullinvestors.com.
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