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Coloring Crypto


Jan 22, 2018

Women in crypto. It’s a worthy paintbrush. Today we feature Rachel Cook of Seeds and talk about the difference in raising money through traditional venture capital channels vs. raising money with a token sale, particularly in the context of gender. The second portion (41:45) of this episode features a paid interview with Martin Wichmann at ETHlend. ETHlend is a decentralized peer to peer lending market. Visit www.seedstokens.com and receive 30% off with code COLORINGCRYPTO when you spend 0.1 ETH or more.

Rachel Cook is a Duke University alum and former stock trader who went on to direct and produce The Microlending Film Project, a feature documentary exploring the impact of microloans on women around the world, which was the Feature Presentation at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival in 2012.

From there, Rachel founded a startup called Seeds, which went through Boost VC, the Bitcoin-focused startup accelerator, in 2014, Techstars in NYC in 2015, and was a 2016 Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield competitor.  

The Seeds front-end products are the easiest way to build good into apps, and Seeds tokens allow anyone to ask the blockchain for help, and receive it as a gift, with no strings attached.

Rachel spent the night in a Kenyan jail while working on Seeds, and is currently homeless while awaiting the building of her shipping crate home in California.

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Visit www.seedstokens.com and receive 30% off with code COLORINGCRYPTO when you spend 0.1 ETH or more.

Articles discussed:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/geekgirlrising/2017/09/19/3-women-making-waves-in-the-cryptocurrency-industry/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/bitcoin-millionaires.html?_r=0