Crowdfund Industry Advocates
We are excited to have Leverage-PR handling our marketing, PR and business development leads. Consider Leverage-PR the Crowdfunding PR specialists!
We are thrilled to count Judy Robinett as our first Partner. Judy brings unparalleled experience to our team as a former public CEO, power Angel investor and networking genius. And we are equally thrilled to have Davis Jones as our lead analyst working with us on our Crowdfund Industry thought-leadership work, including our first White Paper (see below).
Our travels include meetings with entrepreneurs, angel investors, financial advisors, funds, local chambers, startup community leaders, journalists, banking experts, lobbyists, development banks and government officials at home (Washington, Chicago & the San Francisco Bay Area) and abroad (most recently Mexico, Italy and Columbia). From our experience, the world is looking to both the USA and us for how they can implement a similar framework.
According to Forbes contributing author, Chance Barnett of Crowdfunder
, we are two of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Crowdfunding
and we’ve become the
Crowdfund Investing industry advocates.
We are authors!
Crowdfunding Professionals Association (CfPA) – We are founding board members of this 600+ member global trade association focused on educating entrepreneurs & investors, representing intermediaries, and providing a networking environment.
Join us at the CfPA 1st Annual Meeting and Crowdfunding Bootcamp Oct 9-11 in Las Vegas. We are humbled to be receiving the first Crowdfunding Visionary Award. (Thank you Ruth Hedges of Funding Roadmap).
We filmed Crowdfunding 101 in NYC with the amazing help and support of General Assembly and Ryan Feit of Seedinvest.
Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates – We are founding board members of this advocacy group led by an amazing team (Candace Klein – Somolend, Vince Molinari – Gate Impact, DJ Paul – Crowdfunder and Freeman White – Launcht). CFIRA is working with the SEC & FINRA during the 270-day rule making period we are in while we wait for Crowdfund Investing to go live in 2013.
iCanCrowdfund – We are advisors to the Legalize Crowdfunding movement in Canada. Also the inaugural global partner to CfPA.
European Crowdfunding Network – We are advisors to the Legalize Crowdfunding movement in Europe.
Prior to the bill signing, John Wiley & Sons publishers contacted us about authoring Crowdfund Investing for Dummies
. Thanks to two weeks in seclusion, we’ve finished writing the
360-page book! The abridged e-book will be available November 27th
and makes a great holiday gift! You can pre-order it here
! We are also contributing to another book on Crowdfund Investing.
We have been asked to contribute to a good deal of publications including TechCrunch and VentureBeat. Here are some articles you may enjoy:
Our first White Paper How Crowdfund Investing Helps Solve Three Pressing Socioeconomic Challenges
is geared toward Governments & NGO’s globally that want to learn how Crowdfund Investing & The JOBS Act can boost economies and promote peace.
Here is where you can see us over the next few weeks:
Partners & Advisors:
As the industry rapidly prepares to go live, we are pleased to partner with these companies that we believe will be winning players in the future of crowdfunding:
Crowdfunder – An equity & debt crowdfunding platform based in Los Angeles, CA
SeedInvest – An equity crowdfunding platform based in New York City
Crowdnetic – Consider them the ‘Kayak.com of crowdfunding’
Gate Impact – Consider them the ‘Crowdfunding broker/dealer’
IRAvest – A crowdfunding portal tied into the self directed IRA pipeline
If it seems like a lot, it is. Yes, there’s probably a television show in there somewhere! Yes, there’s probably some series of education that comes out of the book and YES there are some larger things that you’ll just have to stay tuned to our new website
to find out!
Thank you for your help and support throughout this process, without your support this could not have been done. If you want to stay updated on our latest news please sign up for our monthly briefing papers here
If you recall we said, “2012 will be the year we legalize crowdfunding.” Well, “2013 is going to be the year of the Crowdfunded Entrepreneur & Crowdfunding Investor!”
What about YOU?
If you have questions about Crowdfund Investing and/or the JOBS Act, look no further than the guys who wrote the framework to legalize Crowdfunding. Email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our best,
Sherwood & Jason
ps - If you are looking for a job, we will
be hiring. Analysts and consultants to the front of the line. Send
your CV and tell us what excites you about Crowdfund Investing and what you would bring to the table.