CircleUp, a crowdfunding website that connects start-up consumer brands with investors, wants to be part of the answer. The company announced a partnership with Procter & Gamble to get companies on CircleUp in front of P&G executives scouting for new brands. It made a similar deal with General Mills last year.
Most companies on CircleUp have $1m to $10m in yearly sales and are trying to raise about $1m from wealthy individual investors.
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