One of the longest ongoing crowdfunding events in this very young industry is taking place once again in the heart of Silicon Valley. The 4th Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference returns to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on March 3rd & 4th this year. The gathering will once again discuss the evolving internet finance space under the label “2016 the Year of Equity Crowdfunding“. The title is an allusion to the fact that in May of 2016 retail crowdfunding rules under Title III of the JOBS Act will finally become available to issuers and platforms alike.
The Silicon Valley Crowdfunding conference is a production of Crowdfund Beat Media, founded by Sydney Armani. The organizers sought to combine a diverse group of industry leaders to tackle varied subjects such as real estate, P2P lending and regulatory issues. Armani told Crowdfund Insider;
“We are pleased to host 4th Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference this March. The annual event that would bring together the industry’s leaders. Upon reviewing the speaker and attendee list, I feel we have met our goal.”
“While it took three years to get to the starting line of Title III, only well-trained and properly prepared entrepreneurs will advantage themselves as the gun goes off in May 2016—be in Mountain View to learn from industry professionals how to position yourselves and proceed. Judging by the enthusiasm and early results from the other provisions of the JOBS Act that have already been implemented, I am very encouraged that Title III crowdfunding will stake out its proper role in the range of capital market activities and facilitate the funding of smaller companies in a more efficient and transparent way.”
Richard Swart, a well-known academician in the alternative finance space and Chief Strategy Officer for NextGen Crowdfunding, said the combination of Title III and Reg A+ means the industry is poised to take-off;
“This spring sees the long awaited launch of Title III – Regulated Crowdfunding, as well as the time period when Regulation A+ seems to be taking off. This conference has been one of the best in the crowdfunding space – top minds from crowdfunding, Silicon Valley funding experts and VCs, as well as innovative founders,” stated Swart. “Whether you are an investor, or a startup founder looking to learn how to take advantage of the new equity crowdfunding regulations, this conference will have the top legal minds as well industry leaders. You don’t want to miss this conference.”
Panels are scheduled to discuss such topics like the growing movement for investors to shift into alternative assets and the state of small business finance. Additional discussions on real estate and the ever-evolving regulatory environment will take place as well.
“We finally know the legal framework for companies to begin transforming their loyal customers into owners. Together we’ll be sharing best ideas which will quickly turn into best practices. Join us and share your ideas with the preeminent annual event for the crowdfinance community,” said Jonathan Frutkin, CEO Cricca Funding.