Carter Reum, author of "Shortcut Your Startup," talks his new book and his own experiences climbing the business ladder. Reum and his brother were early investors in companies such as Lyft, Pinterest, SpaceX, and more.

Reum knows every venture capitalist can't invest in the same companies as him, but encourages them to a use crowdfunding platform like Crowdfunder or CircleUp. He also talks about some exciting tech IPOs coming in the next few months.

Reum advises consumers to beware of Bitcoin. He says, "any investor who's been around a while knows there's no easy lunch and there's no free money."