SOURCE: CircleUp

CircleUp

July 31, 2014 07:30 ET

CircleUp Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Identify Transformative Consumer Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) - CircleUp (www.CircleUp.com), the largest equity-based crowdfunding platform focused on consumer and retail private company investments, today announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation (www.jnjinnovation.com) and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. to identify innovative consumer companies working in areas of strategic interest.

"Our mission at CircleUp is to enable entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams by matching them with value-added investors and helpful resources," says Ryan Caldbeck, founder and CEO at CircleUp. "Through this new collaboration, representatives from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies will have an opportunity to meet directly with consumer-oriented entrepreneurs to begin a dialogue and form relationships."

As a result of the collaboration, CircleUp companies will have the opportunity to participate in incubator days, during which companies will have the opportunity to connect directly with mentors from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies.

CircleUp identifies early-stage consumer product companies with high-growth potential and matches them with investors who are looking to fund or co-develop innovative ideas.

About CircleUp

CircleUp is the largest equity-based crowdfunding platform where accredited investors find free access to select private investments, easy tools to identify and diligence companies and online transaction capability to make investments. For retail and consumer product entrepreneurs, CircleUp offers an efficient way to access a network of sophisticated investors as well as value added partners. For more information, visit https://circleup.com/

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