What We Do

Bolstr was founded to provide Small Businesses with a simple fundraising tool that enables them to transform their network and community into a team of investors, and supporters.

About UsThrough step-by-step guidance, Bolstr democratizes, and simplifies the process of raising money through a private offering. By utilizing the technique of "crowdfunding", Bolstr enables Small Businesses to reach out to their networks and communities to raise smaller investments from a larger group of people. 

With Bolstr, Small Businesses can effectively leverage their network and community to raise the money needed to operate and expand.


How We Think

Bolstr was founded to provide Small Businesses with a simple fundraising tool that enables them to transform their network and community into a team of investors, and supporters.

Through step-by-step guidance, Bolstr democratizes, and simplifies the process of raising money through a private offering. By utilizing the technique of "crowdfunding", Bolstr enables Small Businesses to reach out to their networks and communities to raise smaller investments from a larger group of people.

With Bolstr, Small Businesses can effectively leverage their network and community to raise the money needed to operate and expand.


Who We Are


Larry 72dpi 100x100Larry Baker, Co-Founder

Larry grew up on the coast of Maine, where he developed an affinity for entrepreneurship by working as a Lobsterman throughout his childhood. Prior to Co-Founding Bolstr, he received a B.S. in Finance from Bentley University. Following his freshman year at Bentley, he was accepted into JPMorgan’s Honors Program where he went on to complete three summer internships throughout undergrad within JPMorgan’s Equity Capital Markets Group, Energy Investment Banking Group, and the High Grade Debt Capital Markets Group. Post-graduation, Larry spent two years as an analyst in the Energy Group within JPMorgan’s Investment Banking Division located in New York. Subsequently, Baker joined LS Power, a New York based $4 Billion Private Equity Fund, where he spent two years in their mergers & acquisitions group focusing on clean tech and power & utilities transactions. Larry serves on the board of Marquis Studios, a New York City based non-profit that provides arts curriculum to inner city schools.



Charlie 72dpi 100x100Charlie Tribbett, Co-Founder

Charlie grew up in the City of Chicago where he quickly developed an affinity for the countless local businesses around him.  Prior to Co-Founding Bolstr, he attended the University of Virginia (UVA) where he received a B.A. in History, and played on the Club Water Polo team.  After interning at JPMorgan he spent three years at Morgan Stanley in New York working in both the Investment Banking Division and Global Capital Markets.  Then he joined Macy’s and upon graduation from the Buying/Planning Executive Development Program was responsible for running a $14 million Men’s Sportswear business.  Charlie served as a Student Sponsors Program high school mentor in New York for four years, and has been a member of UVA’s Jefferson Scholars NY Area Selection Committee and UVA’s Ridley New York Scholarship Board.


Advisory Board

Doug Lebda, Founder & CEO, Lending Tree
James Hobson, COO, On Deck Capital