Tagged: david drake

Crowdsourcing Week 2014 Global Conference Prepares for Singapore


The Crowdsourcing Week 2014 Global Conference wants to aid a whole new generation of thinkers, innovators and leaders to learn and practice a crowd-centric business approach. Taking place in Singapore from April 7-11, 2014 the week-long event, themed “Crowd-Impact: Empowering Transformation”, is designed to help business leaders transform their organisations from within, with a little… Read More

The Future of Raising Capital: An Interview With Douglas Ellenoff

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Douglas Ellenoff of EGS, LLP, on the Making of the New Crowdfunding Law By David Drake The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, had six underlying bills and Title III is about crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Bill was initially expected to become law in January 2013 but it… Read More

The future of Crowdfunding, is it a viable alternative investment?

Recognised crowdfunding authority David Drake will be in Cambridge for one day only to discuss the future of crowdfunding and how investors can tap into the potential of start-ups through crowdfunding. David is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital (a private equity firm in New York) and The Soho Loft, a global financial media… Read More

Is Equity Crowdfunding Legal in Washington, DC?


Fundrise is churning a lot of attention, by  pioneering investing in real estate through the crowdfunding platform. It has empowered large numbers of average folks to pool their money and invest in local projects. Believing that everyone should have the opportunity to invest in real estate, Fundrise is taking in both public and accredited investors…. Read More

Italy’s Growth Act Implemented Ahead of ​the American JOBS Act


This article was submitted to Crowdfund Insider by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft. Italy has just circumvented the delay of the US in changing its laws in order for crowdfunding for equity to become a functional law and has now become the first country in the world to… Read More

Soholoft to Host Webinars With International Crowdfunding Leaders

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Soholoft has scheduled two webinars featuring top crowdfunding leaders from the emerging crowdfunding industry.  The focal point of The Soho Loft Webinar Series is to showcase the new industry of crowdfunding which possesses a distinctive set of opportunities as well as challenges. This series will clarify the history and development of the crowdfunding movement through… Read More

What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Equity Crowdfunding


This guest Q&A is by David Drake, founder and CEO of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft. He recently sat down withChance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder, which enables businesses to raise equity and revenue-based financing. Drake: How do you feel about the progress the crowdfunding for equity portion of the JOBS Act has taken to… Read More

Why Equity Crowdfunding Won’t Happen This Year

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It seems crowdfunding for equity in the US will take at least another year before it transforms the legislative and regulatory Securities & Exchange Commission Act of 1933 and 1934.  The US is the first and only country in the world actually changing its charters to allow crowdfunding for equity to roam freely among its… Read More

Soho Loft takes Crowdfunding Global

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The Soho Loft is expanding its financial innovation conferences globally.  Led by financial innovation visionary David Drake, the firm now co-produces over 250 events per annum globally on financial innovation.  The global growth strategy of The Soho Loft is embracing strategic global partners like EFactor, FundingPost and TechMeetUps to encompass their expansion to the US… Read More

JOBS Act: Interview with Scott Purcell CEO of Arctic Island

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To probe the legal intricacies revolving around the JOBS Act and how these new laws might impact the crowdfunding scene in the next months leading to and right after the much-anticipated full implementation of crowdfunding for equity, David Drake spoke with Scott Purcell, CEO of Arctic Island. Drake:Scott, you are a co-founder of the leading… Read More

2013: What’s In Store For Crowdfunding And Angel Investors

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The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private-equity firm, and of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events series, a global events and media company. CrowdFunding will lead the way! The first half of 2013 will be a time when self-assessed delivery, customer and consumer communication and… Read More

The Soho Loft Speaks on the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act at Thomson Reuter’s Buyouts Texas Conference

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 09, 2012 David Drake of The Soho Loft will discuss at the Thomson Reuter’s Buyouts Texas conference in Dallas on November 13-14 how the JOBS Act and Dodd Frank Act will affect private equity firms and companies globally. An industry thought leader in capital creation—particularly in terms of the opportunities opened… Read More

SoBe Drinks Founder Kevin McGovern Takes Position with The Soho Loft


Kevin McGovern, Founder of SoBe soft drinks, sold to Pepsi for $325 million, and current Trustee at Cornell University, has taken a board advisory position with The Soho Loft.  The intention is to build TSL to a media company and allow capital creation such as SME policy, crowd funding and Regulation D to flourish. Kevin… Read More

Soholoft Founder and Crowdfund Advocate Participates in All Russia Science Festival

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October 12, 2012 – Today in Moscow former Russian President and current Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will open the 7th All Russia Science Festival, appearing at the grand opening gala.   The Science Festival is organized by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Lomonosov Moscow State… Read More

The Soho Loft founder and CEO, David Drake, is to make the first presentation on crowd funding to educational institutions in Eastern Europe

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Crowd funding “green” education for institutions The Soho Loft founder and Chairman David Drake will give a groundbreaking presentation on crowd funding for equity to education leaders at an international conference in Moscow, Russia. Mr Drake’s presentation, “Crowdfunding as an Alternative Financial Support of University Innovation”, at Green Enterprising and University Innovation for a Sustainable… Read More