Brooke Harley was a lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions space when the 2008 financial crisis hit. It was a wake up call for her.

She went back to school to get an MBA before working with lululemon for a while. And her time there showed her the potential of early investing. Brooke began angel investing on her own and soon realized there was a complete lack of education around capital raising and startup investing.

Brooke founded Class Rebel as a modern education company that started with a focus on angel investing and how founders can raise capital. And her mission to be upfront about the risks — and potential rewards — is a huge service to the startup investing community.

On this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino and Brooke discuss the strengths of online startup investing and how dramatic early investing can be. They also touch on how female founders are seeing better opportunities in the online private markets and the need for better liquidity options.