Data Release and Predictions on the Future of Crowdfunding Regulations and Market.
Members of the media have been invited to attend the Coastal Shows press conference during the Crowdfund Global Expo on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:00PM PST. Dr. Richard Swart, the Director of Research at the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance at UC Berkeley, will release new data, statistics and predictions regarding the peer-to-peer and investment crowdfunding markets.
With crowdfinance on the verge of transforming the capital markets, the industry saw over $2.2 billion in transactions filed within months of Title II being implemented, a number that is expected to skyrocket as investment advertising increases. Title III crowdfunding could go into effect as early as Q2, and peer-to-peer lending has increased 174%. Lending Club, a leader in peer-to-peer markets, has been discussing an IPO.
Debt and equity crowdfunding is changing the game for small businesses and established financial institutions alike. Every day investors are empowered to participate in securities purchases, while major players in the bank and financial world are tapping into crowdfunding’s billion-dollar potential in order to reach niche verticals and accomplish significant acquisitions.
Although still maturing in the United States, investment crowdfunding has already made a valuable impact abroad. Industry experts are shaping the future of crowdfunding and working to educate the general public on why crowdfunding is not only viable and lucrative, but also essential in the post-JOBS Act business environment.
The press event is being held in conjunction with Coastal Shows crowdfunding conference where many industry leaders are set to present on the nascent industry. Some of the scheduled panelists for the Global Crowdfund Expo are:
“The State of Crowdfunding: How It Will Change the Investment and Regulatory Landscape”
Douglas Ellenoff, Attorney, Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole LLP
Chris Tyrrell, CEO Offerboard, co-chair CFIRA
DJ Paul, CSO Gate Impact, co-chair CFIRA
“The State of Peer-to-Peer Lending: Discussion of Impact of Business and Financial Markets”
Ethan Sentura, CEO, DealStruck
Brendan Ross, President and Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending Investment LLC
Ron Suber, Head of Global Institutional Sales, Prosper Marketplace
“How Real Estate Will Take Over the Crowd”
Jilliene Helman, Founder and CEO, Realty Mogul
Todd Lippiatt, CEO of Propellr/ Managing Principal of Aristone Financial Realty Corp
David Manshoory, Founder and CEO, Asset Avenue
“Real Life Successes of Funding Platforms and Portals”
Judd Hollas, CEO, Equity Net
Audrey Jacobs, Vice President, OurCrowd
“New Evidence on the Impact of Equity Crowdfunding on Real Companies”
Dr. Richard Swart, UC Berkeley Research Analyst
Credentialed members of the press are eligible to receive a free press badge that provides full access to both days of the expo and evening events. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
For full details on how to attend the briefing via call-in, contact [email protected]