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Smart Money Entrepreneurs -

SME is a venture crowdfunding platform that brings debt/equity opportunities to investors in a safe, controlled, real-time environment.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

The company will introduce a proprietary, Internet-based platform for entrepreneurs seeking seed money and for investors looking for well vetted opportunities in which to invest. The venture will distinguish itself from the current, fragmented array of crowd-funders, peer-to-peer and micro lenders by providing mass-market financing for entrepreneurs with a “Due Diligence” component for investors currently missing throughout the new industry.


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    Jeremy Andrews

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy has an extensive background in finance has worked with major institutional banks and hedgefunds including Tiger Management and Prudential Securities. He was recruited to turn around a fledging a New York-based fashion venture in 2009, streamline operations and improved cash flow. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Zicklin School Of Business.

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    David Brown
    Co-Founder and Director of Operations

    David manages the strategic planning, implementation, and SME team collaboration. Prior to Smart Money Entrepreneurs, David was an emerging leader in public sector. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, he was selected to participate in the highly competitive New York City Urban Fellows Program. While working in NYC government, he assisted several high-ranking officials. David and Jeremy met in an entrepreneurship course a

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    Bob Bates
    Chief Financial Officer

    Bob Bates, CPA, CVA, CFE has over 20 years of accounting experience as a Controller and CFO in industries from startups to billion dollar companies. He has worked in telecom, media and retail in addition to startups in the software, technology, and financial services fields, where he worked at startup InterBank and billion dollar Allied Capital. He started 2 businesses in Washington, DC a music/publishing company and a public accounting firm, and

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    Zach Hines
    Head of Brand Marketing and Design

    Head of Brand Marketing and Design Prior to SME, Zach gained experience and achieved acclaim in other start-ups and the design field. Zach was awarded the Rensselaer Medal and currently holds an accelerated 5-year professional architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a focus in emerging technologies. His work was recognized in the 11th international Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture as well as the MIT Technology Review


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