Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO

Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO.

Nick Chirls, cofounder and former CEO of Alphaworks, is moving on to pursue another new project.

Glenn comes from four years in a CFO position at KIXEYE, where she helped scale the company into nine digit revenues. Before that, she was working in investment banking with UBS and Morgan Stanley, making her an optimal candidate to take the reins at Alphaworks.

Alphaworks launched back in February of this year with the goal to help community-based startups offer equity and raise funds from their own users and community, people who are already, in some way, truly invested.

Thus far, Alphaworks has helped a number of startups tack on an extra 100k to a round, or close up a smaller seed, including Quibb and betaworks’ own Giphy.

In addition to the appointment of Erin Glenn, Alphaworks is also announcing that Vayner RSE, Crunchfund, Box Group and Whitestar are joining SV Angel and Lerer Hippeau Ventures as founding sponsors on the Alphaworks platform. These are the firms that are bringing deals to the platform.

You can learn more about Alphaworks here.