ALAO Invest to Host a Panel on Angel Investing, the Creator Economy, and the Democratization of the Private Markets

NEW YORK - August 15, 2022 - (

ALAO Invest, an alternative venture investing platform that unites influencer marketing with equity crowdfunding to elevate emerging consumer companies, will be hosting an online panel discussion on Wednesday, August 24 at 8 p.m. EDT to explore the evolution of the creator economy, angel investing, and the democratization of the private markets.  

The panel will feature Taylor Frankel, NUDESTIX co-founder; Nicole Cogan, content creator & angel investor; and Maggie Sellers, angel investor & advisor.  

"The venture capital space is undergoing a necessary evolution to keep up with today's consumers, becoming more diverse, accessible, and pioneering. We are honored to highlight Taylor, Nicole, and Maggie, leaders in their respective fields who can help champion the next generation of aspiring angel investors," says Peter Sweeney, co-founder of ALAO. 

"I carved my own path to get into private market investing -- there was no roadmap," says Maggie Sellers, angel investor, and advisor. "That's why I'm so passionate about ALAO, which is opening doors for a new wave of angel investors. ALAO and NUDESTIX understand how to harness the power of influencer marketing through equity. By sharing my experiences, I hope to help outline new pathways for contemporary investors."   

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About ALAO Invest 
ALAO offers an alternative fundraising method for early-stage companies by facilitating partnerships with creators and inviting retail investors, including customers of the company and fans of the creator, to participate in funding rounds. ALAO connects each company with a relevant influencer, allowing them to invest. Once an influencer has invested, the round opens to the public and anyone can become an owner. With influencers as brand ambassadors, a supportive community on the cap table, and new funding in the bank, companies are well-positioned to thrive. 

About Maggie Sellers
Maggie Sellers is an angel investor, brand consultant, and creator economy expert. After working as a brand operator at high-growth startups, including Salesforce and Freshii, leading artist development and brand strategy at Electric Feel Entertainment, and successfully launching two corporate venture arms, Maggie founded CREATIVE MES, a startup brand consultancy and advisory firm that advises and/or invests in customer-focused startups, including NUDESTIX, Ohza, Faculty World, Locker, and Sydecar.  

About Nicole Cogan 
Nicole Cogan is a content creator and angel investor. Her popular food and wellness content can be found at @nobread on Instagram or Nicole has been featured in WSJ, Buzzfeed, Well + Good, and others. She previously worked in equity sales at J.P. Morgan and has since combined her passions for food, wellness, and finance by investing and advising brands, including Better Brand, Deux, Partake Cookies, Sourse, Rae Wellness, and Ohza. 

About Taylor Frankel 
Taylor Frankel is the co-founder and chief brand officer of NUDESTIX, a leading beauty brand carried in most major retailers across North America. NUDESTIX investors include Olivia Ponton, Glamzilla, and Hillary Duff. Taylor is also a content creator and an angel investor.

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