Crowdfunding TV Show “Meet the Draper” Set to Premiere on Sony Entertainment Television This Weekend

Meet the Drapers, a crowdfunding TV series that allows “regular” people to become investors, is set to premiere this Sunday (November 19th) on Sony Entertainment Television.

 As previously reported, Meet the Drapers will include the participation of Bill Draper, who was a founding investor in Hotmail, Skype, OpenTable, and much more and his son Tim Draper, who was a founding investor in Baidu, Tesla Motors, Skype and many others.

The two senior Drapers will be joined by Jesse Draper who was the creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series, “The Valley Girl Show”. She is a founding partner of Halogen Ventures, focused on early-stage investing in female-founded companies. The three Drapers, along with a mystery judge will listen to three startups pitch to 3 generations of the Drapers. Investments will take place through the equity crowdfunding platform Republic.

While sharing more details about the show, Producer Sarika Batra stated: 

“Republic’s partnership is instrumental for the show’s success. No other platform out there makes investing as friendly and easy, which is critical for the – often first-time – investors watching the show.”

Jaideep Janakiram, Head of the Americas at Sony Pictures Networks, added:

“South Asians – the show’s core audience – are a vibrant part of the Silicon Valley startup culture. We created this show to showcase these trailblazing entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, and to allow our viewers to participate in their ventures.”

Sponsored by ICO, Meet the Drapers will premiere Sunday evening at 6 PM ET.


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