About Kingscrowd

Rating the best startups across all major platforms including Wefunder, Republic, StartEngine, SeedInvest, NetCapital and more...

The Kingscrowd Mission

KingsCrowd was founded with the vision that everyone should have access to institutional grade research and analytics tools that enable informed startup investment decisions, regardless of investment experience.


The Kingscrowd Opportunity

For years, investing in startups was limited to big institutional Venture Capital firms and millionaires.

However, over the past several years we have seen several online startup investing portals (e.g., Angellist, FundersClub, Republic, Netcapital) come to market creating unprecedented access to startup investments online.
Better yet, a change in regulation (The JOBS Act), which was enacted in 2016 has now removed the need to be rich in order to invest in startups, meaning everyone can invest in the highest growth asset class that exist. Now the old guard of startup investing is being disrupted by the crowd.


The Kingscrowd Solution

Though the proposition of being able to invest in startups is immensely exciting, it can also be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. We are here to help make this asset class, that most of us have never invested in, accessible.
Through education, research, analytics and recommendations, we can empower everyone to invest in startups like a pro!


 

Who we are

Chris Lustrino

Founder & CEO

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Former Associate Consultant at LEK Consulting, focused on private equity due diligence, and ran finance ops at Freebird, a travel…

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Former Associate Consultant at LEK Consulting, focused on private equity due diligence, and ran finance ops at Freebird, a travel tech startups. Founded Simple.Innovative.Change, a Fintech publication focused on alternative investments and lending, and was a finalist for the 2018 LendIt Fintech Journalist of the Year. Chris graduated from Boston College with a business degree in Operations, Info Systems and Marketing.

Sean O'Reilly

Chief Content Officer

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A content strategist for B2B and B2C organizations, with a passion for the financial markets, and enabling individuals to invest…

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A content strategist for B2B and B2C organizations, with a passion for the financial markets, and enabling individuals to invest confidently. Formerly an Editor and Podcast Host at The Motley Fool where he covered the Energy & Endustrials, Technology, and Consumer Goods Sectors. Sean graduated from Case Western with a degree in Management and a Concentration in Finance in May of 2008.

John Fanning

Lead Advisor

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John Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO of Napster, has been a pioneer in internet technologies for over 25 years. Since…

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John Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO of Napster, has been a pioneer in internet technologies for over 25 years. Since 1994, he has founded numerous successful Internet ventures, including napster, NetGames, NetMovies, and Netcapital. John attended Boston College and has a background in finance from his work at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.