During the inaugural Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration in Washington, D.C., CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) presented Crowdfund Insider Co-founder and CEO Andrew Dix the “New Capital Markets Leadership Award” for Media.
Crowdfund Insider, the leading digital news publisher in the alternative finance sector, was founded in 2012, shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act. Dix, a recognized authority in the crowdfunding world, saw opportunities early in the rapidly shifting alternative financial landscape. The digital publication has been a leading voice and independent advocate for the disruptive innovation of crowdfunding, alternative finance and access to capital for small and emerging companies. Dix and Crowdfund Insider articles have been referenced in speeches presented by SEC officials and have generated a consistent audience not only on Capitol Hill, but also globally. With 32.1K Twitter followers and counting, Crowdfund Insider continues to make its mark daily in the new capital markets sector.
“I am truly honored to be receiving this award from the leaders of the crowdfunding sector. This is an important time in the world of finance and an important opportunity as access to capital becomes more efficient and access to investment opportunity improves,” noted Dix. “The single most important thing any government can do is to create an environment of opportunity for all. Not just the wealthy. This is what this is all about.”
Dix serves on the Advisory Council of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), is a regular participant in the bipartisan Securities Regulation Working Group organized by the Heritage Foundation and recently co-authored a chapter in the book Crowdfunding: Current Market Dynamics. On behalf of Crowdfund Insider, Dix has engaged and fortified several global partnerships, including with the Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge Business School as its exclusive media partner for the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report in 2015, a partnership that continues. Dix continues to lead the Crowdfund Insider team of global writers and leading industry expert contributors, providing extensive coverage and industry-leading perspective about new financial forms, innovations and disruptions.
Other recipients of “New Capital Markets Leadership Award” who contributed leadership in the development of the new capital markets under the JOBS Act, awarded by CFIRA, SBE Council and CCA include: Doug Rand (Administration), Andy Green (Legislative), Rep. Darrell Issa (Legislative), Rep. Jared Polis (Legislative), Rep. Patrick McHenry (Legislative), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Legislative), Kunal Pahwa (Legislative), Sen. Jeff Merkley (Legislative), Sen. Michael Bennet (Legislative), Amy Cortese (Media), Angus Loten (Media), Devin Thorpe (Media), Lona Nallengara (Regulatory), David Blass (Regulatory), Commissioner Gallagher (Regulatory), Sebastian Gomez Abero (Regulatory), Doug Ellenoff (Legal), David “DJ” Paul (CFIRA, Co-Chairman) and Karen Kerrigan (SBE Council, President).
“We were thrilled to partner with CCA and SBE Council to host the Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration and show our appreciation for all of the people that really made this day happen,” surmised Chris Tyrrell, the chairman of CFIRA and founder of OfferBoard, a broker-dealer and investment bank. “This day marks the incredible advances the crowdfunding industry has made in the past four years.”