Tech Don't Sleep
Tech Don't Sleep
Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 9 Ryan and Read of WeFunder
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An important question that all small businesses and entrepreneurs have is "How can I raise funds and capital for my business." In this episode, Ryan Pierce and Read Ezell of WeFunder discuss their roles with WeFunder and how they connect small businesses in the community with funds to help them grow and scale their business.

Ryan Pierce and Read Ezell of WeFunder share with our TechDontSleep Podcast host, Bill McCleskey, different ways small business and entrepreneurs can raise funds and capital through different resources like crowdfunding.

Ryan Pierce is the South East Expansion lead for WeFunder. He works with the growth team in recruiting small businesses and startups looking to raise capital and supporting underrepresented founders that raise capital through equity crowdfunding. He is most passionate about supporting underrepresented founders, as well as business owners in the Midwest and southeast. He cares about creating more access to capital for entrepreneurs and advancing tech ecosystems across the US.

Read Ezell is a fellow Nashvillian and serves as the Nashville City Lead for WeFunder. He helps start-ups raise capital and create a guaranteed basic income for local entrepreneurs in Nashville Tennessee. He considers himself an entrepreneurial problem-solver with a passion for innovation that links social and economic impact.
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