Broadcast August 28, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio
Ryan Caldbeck – Founder and CEO of CircleUp
Ryan is CEO and founder of CircleUp, an online marketplace that allows direct equity investments in small private consumer and retail companies. At CircleUp, accredited investors get free access to vetted private investments, easy tools to identify companies, and an online transaction capability to make investments. Also, CircleUp provides tools to help maintain strong engagement between companies and investors, after the initial financing. Recently, CNBC named CircleUp one of the top 5 most disruptive companies in finance.
Bob is an author and frequent convention speaker, mainly for sales-related organizations. He focuses on developing a referral-based business and those with a focus on influence and leadership. His recent book “The Go-Giver: 5 Counter-Intuitive Laws That Will Accelerate Your SuccessGo-Givers Sell MoreEndless Referrals” tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a go-getter, but feels that the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to simply as the Chairman. Pindar introduces Joe to a series of friends that share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success, and teach him how to open himself to the power of giving. He learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns. Imparted with wit and grace, the book is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb “give and you shall receive.”