The opportunity to be be involved with the founding of the entrepreneurship center at UMass Amherst sucked up all the time I had hoped to invest in a crowdfunding-based startup.  So I have put the idea on hold.  Luckily, Cdling showed up on the scene, doing pretty much what I had hoped to do but with more momentum and resources.  I joined their board and hope they change the face of early-stage investing!