Well, i like to think it was my value-add knowledge, deep network and fact i work really hard to help these companies succeed but let's tell the truth. It was probably because i'd funded Chad's band on kickstarter a few week's earlier. Amusingly it turned out that one of my coworkers is in a band with Chad and they were crowdsourcing funding for their next album. And i'd already donated to that cause.
So turns out that within the same month, two different crowdsourcing efforts led me to fund projects i otherwise wouldn't have heard about, both involving the same guy.
Brave. New. World.