is announcing the launch of a crowdfunding platform for Wisconsin startups that allows anyone to be a venture capitalist.

The platform connects entrepreneurs with anyone in the state who wants to make an investment. This model is unique, according to founder Stephen J. Dinehart III, because it makes the process of investing much easier for both parties involved.

Investors have the option of investing much smaller amounts of capital than with standard investment procedures, allowing anyone to become a venture capitalist.

“You don’t have to be one of the good old boys,” Dinehart told in an interview on Thursday. “It evens the playing field.” Read the full story here.

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