Lunch and Learn with Newchip

Ryan Rafols By on April 27, 2017

Ryan Rafols and Travis Brodeen are influential visionaries and the co-founders of Newchip. Newchip is a marketplace that consolidates investment opportunities and allows users to track and manage their investments.

Ryan Rafols                                                   Travis Brodeen

Questions Asked

  • What is the biggest struggle for you as an entrepreneur? (2:22)
  • How did you come up with the idea of NewChip? What steps of action did you take after the idea was set? (3:09)
  • You are a very accomplished person, how do you juggle all the different things in your life? Any good productivity tips? (5:45)
  • What are 3 books you would recommend every entrepreneur to read? (7:00)
  • What would you advise a small company to do to get ready for crowdfunding? (8:54)
  • Do you think a tech- co founder is necessary? A lot of accelerators and incubators require them (16:20)
  • Do you think a formal technical education is important in a tech cofounder? (21:39)
  • Will Newchip be using equity crowdfunding for its own round? (25:28)


What You Will Learn

  • The value of crowdfunding (3:52)
  • Importance of a team (10:01)
  • Outsourcing (16:27)
  • Importance of marketing (18:22)
  • Crowdfunding for non-tech companies (20:07)
  • How to leverage an equity crowdfunding round to help get a larger venture or angel round down the road (23:24)


Items/People Mentioned

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Tribes by Seth Godin

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Venture Deals by Brad Feld


“Get your story right, that’s all that matters.”

“Patience is the most important virtue in business.”

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