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MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum To Include In-Depth Crowdfunding Discussion


Can crowdfunding consistently deliver the money medical devices and drugs need to make it a key part of healthcare investing? That question will take center stage at this year’s MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. Representatives from Crowdfund Insider and Med City News will lead a series of four 20-minute panel discussions featuring the following experts… Alex Fair (@alexbfair), chief… Read More

Associates Of Candace Klein Speak Out On SoMoLend, Fraud Allegations In Ohio

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Allegations by the Ohio Division of Securities reverberate through the entrepreneurial class & the crowdfunding industry Candace Klein has been an extremely visible figure in the world of crowdfunding. Beyond her role as CEO of lending-based platform SoMoLend, she is also the former chair and one of the cofounders of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates… Read More

WATCH: David Weild Interviewed In Advance Of CfPA Forum Keynote

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As we previously reported, the CfPA’s annual Crowd Investing Forum will take place starting tomorrow, August 8th in Orlando. David Weild will be keynoting the first day of the event, and in advance of the event Devin Thorpe of Forbes sat down to interview Weild. Weild shares his thoughts on capital formation, the JOBS Act… Read More

CfPA Sponsored Crowd Investing Forum To Take Place This Week

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association’s (CfPA) 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will convene top crowdfunding pioneers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors in Orlando on August 8th through 9th to address the most urgent issues in capital formation and job creation, corporate and entrepreneurial crowdfunding initiatives. Following the July 11th rule change by the SEC, the JOBS… Read More

Conzortia CEO Added to Roster of Speakers at CfPA Annual Event (Updated)

Robert Dobyns

Conzortia CEO Robert Dobyns and TradeKing’s Senior Vice President Kevin Delo added to roster of crowdfunding speakers.   Robert Dobyns, Founder & CEO of Conzortia Business Funding will be speaking at the Crowdfunding Professionals Assocation (CfPA) 2nd Annual Crowdfund Investing Innovation Forum on August 8-9, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Robert Dobyns is a pioneer in the… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Lauds SEC Approval of General Solicitation

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The Crowdfunding Professional Assocation or CfPA has issued a release sharing their appreciation of the recent progress made regarding the Jobs Act.  Equity-based crowdfunding came one step closer to reality this past Wednesday as the SEC  voted to lift the ban on general solicitation of private placements to accredited investors. The SEC ruling will create a new… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Releases Conference Agenda

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a leading trade organization for the crowdfunding industry, has released the agenda for its 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum.  The event is to be held on August 8th – 9th in Orlando, Florida. Event organizer Luan Cox commented on the forthcoming gathering, “Whereas most crowdfunding conferences center discussions on… Read More

Former Vice Chair of NASDAQ to Deliver Keynote at CfPA Event

David Weild

David Weild, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Crowdfunding Professional Association Industry Event The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a trade organization for the crowdfunding industry, is pleased to announce that David Weild IV, renowned capital markets expert and former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, will be delivering the keynote address at the… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart To Head Crowdfunding Research At UC Berkeley

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Dr. Richard Swart has been appointed as Director of Research overseeing the policies, best practices and innovation in entrepreneurial finance at the University of California, Berkeley. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, directed under the College of Engineering’s Fung Institute, seeks to examine the evolution of crowdfunding and other social-finance models. Dr. Swart… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association to Host Industry Event

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) will host its 2nd Annual Crowdfund Investing Innovation Forum on August 8-9, 2013 in Orlando, FL. The forum has established itself as the must-attend conference for leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers who are committed to fostering capital formation and job creation. Presented by top crowdfunding pioneers, expert financial services… Read More

While Waiting For SEC Regulations, Crowdfunding Leaders Focus On Investor Education

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Some crowdfunding industry leaders are using the lull before the fundraising practice is publicly viable to develop educational material for people who may soon be making their first investments. The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently drafting rules to allow start-ups to sell stakes in their companies to the general public, potentially raising large sums from crowds of small… Read More

Crowdfunding Professional Association Launches Crowdfund Investing Education Network

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) announced the launch of its new Global Crowdfunding Education Network, built to help prepare and educate investors and entrepreneurs for the implementation of Title II and Title III Crowdfunding. The site set to launch in the coming weeks, will additionally provide a number of resources for the media, such as… Read More

Crowdfunding Stakeholders Leave DC Optimistic, Wanting Action

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According to sources in the crowdfunding industry who were present for yesterday’s meetings in Washington, there is reason for cautious optimism in regards to Title III implementation. The message from the industry was clear; We’ve examined the problem domain and we’re ready to go, but we need this important piece of legislation to go into… Read More


Kim Wales founder of Wales Capital

“CFIRA welcomes the SEC’s approval of FINRA’s Form for Funding Portals. We see this as a very positive and proactive sign that both agencies intend to prioritize rule making on the JOBS Act. This information request is the first public and meaningful step toward developing rules and the implementation of securities-based Crowdfunding,” says DJ Paul… Read More

CFIRA Optimistic About Crowdfunding Timeline


Earlier this week FINRA invited prospective Crowdfunding portals to voluntarily file an interim funding portal form. The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and sister organization the Crowdfunding Professional Association(CfPA) have conducted a thorough review of the FINRA Registration Process Inquiry form for Crowdfunding Portals, and are optimistic about the progress that is being made toward the implementation of Title II and Title III… Read More

The Crowdfunding Solution: If the Government Can’t Fix the Economy… Maybe Entrepreneurs Can

Texas State Capital Building in Austin

I often write about the brave and innovative entrepreneurs in Texas, but that is only because they are working overtime to lead by example in the startup community. We have a history of strong and successful leaders who paved the way for the future of our nation. Texas companies have made it a habit to… Read More

Crowdfund Texas Gathering: Optimistic about Future of Crowdfunding

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Tuesday’s Crowdfund Texas Conference, held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin, attracted 235 industry luminaries, state officials, and aspiring entrepreneurs to the one-day event hosted by Texas super angel investor and Laughing at Wall Street author Chris Camillo. In partnership with the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and Startup Texas, the conference featured prominent Crowdfunding platforms, legal… Read More