Crush Capital, the Los Angeles, CA-based fintech company behind upcoming interactive streaming series “Going Public,” raised $3.25m in seed funding.
More than 30 investors participated in the round, including Arlan Hamilton, managing partner of diversity-focused VC fund Backstage Capital, Chris Burch, co-founder of iconic fashion brand Tory Burch, and Walter Cruttenden, the co-founder and chairman of micro-investing app Acorns.
The company intends to use the funds to finance production, operations and marketing for “Going Public,” which is slated to premiere to Entrepreneur.com’s audience of 14 million unique monthly viewers in the summer.
Co-founded by Darren Marble and Todd Goldberg, Crush Capital is a fintech company with a mission to bring IPO investing to everyday Americans.
As the creator of “Going Public,” the startup empowers retail investors by increasing access to Regulation A+ IPOs and other financial products on goingpublic.com.
Hosted by Lauren Simmons, the 10-episode series will follow five diverse entrepreneurs striving to list their companies on Nasdaq. In a streaming series first, viewers will follow the entrepreneurs’ journeys to potential stock market listings and will be able to invest in any of the IPOs while they watch. Alongside Simmons,”Going Public” will feature a cast of business leaders including Priceline’s Jeff Hoffman and Schmidt’s Naturals founder Jaime Schmidt.