Today's featured Broad is Dana Ostomel, and she's here to teach anyone about raising money and crowdfunding through her company, Deposit A Gift.
Dana’s company has been an active internet company for over five years, even though the planning stage began 1-1/2 years earlier. Her background is in advertising and marketing. It was when she was laid off in 2007 as a result of the recession that the idea for the company began to grow. Her husband is her business partner for this family investment project that has become her full-time job.
Dana shares the following about her entrepreneurial experience:
Deposit A Gift started as a cash gift registry service for people who wanted a “nice” way to ask for cash gifts for their weddings.
Her first customer was acquired through Twitter on New Year’s Eve, 2009!
Initially, Dana merged a department store registry and a wedding website so donors could fund hotel, airfare, romantic dinners, massages, and specific home goods.
Her company taps into th