Oscar Jofre

Perspective: Alternative Finance in Asia

I’ve been in Shanghai and Hong Kong quite often over the last few months, speaking at events and meeting with partners. As a Canadian, what struck me most is scale. There is outstanding potential here, and that in itself isn’t at all surprising; but for… Read More

The Double-D (as in Due Diligence)

Get your mind out of the gutter!   Now, when you first saw the title, you asked yourself what business has to do with anything relating to double-Ds – of any kind. We’re talking about Due Diligence.  Sexy, isn’t it? Due diligence is a topic… Read More

Fintech in Germany

FinTech is about to get an upgrade. In 2016, get ready to see GermTech – the entry and infectious spread of high potential German technological financing companies. With investments nearly quadrupling since 2013, seed funding expected to grow well into 2016, and a well-defined main… Read More

Fintech: The New World Order

Like most of you today, I spend a lot of time reading about fintech. You can get massive amounts of news reports and companies talking about fintech, saying that they’re part of Fintech.  But what does “fintech” really mean? Fintech is not new, but it… Read More

The UK’s Maturing Financial Disruption: What the Rest of Us Can Learn

  I’ve spent a lot of time in the UK lately, and it’s been on my mind even more.  I was just there for the AltFi Europe Summit, and for the launch of The World’s First Fintech Book, and while I learned plenty, what sticks… Read More

2016 World Domination: The New Finance

Banking, finance, and insurance have been largely constant and unchanging for decades. It’s been the very definition of an “old boys’ club”, static, institution, monopolistic, and powerful.  Competition hasn’t come from within, at least not to the same extent that it once did, with monster… Read More

History Repeats Itself.  Here’s to Learning From It.

I find myself to be a very fortunate person.  I was given the opportunity to be at the worlds largest sector events in mining, oil, gas, crowdfunding, and technology.  It has me thinking about evolution, how industries talk about themselves, to the public, and to… Read More

The Holy Grail of Regulated Crowdfunding

Travelling around the world gives you great perspective on many things.  From the people, culture, food, and market, to how everyone has their own way of getting things done. I spent the tail end of 2015 in airports and on airplanes travelling around the world… Read More

Entrepreneurs Get Naked for Money

I think you should get naked. There’s a reason why people have nightmares about being naked in front of a crowd, and it’s because they hate the idea of being that vulnerable.  As an entrepreneur, it can be even more daunting.  Your success or failure… Read More

North America’s First Simultaneous Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Wafu

This is not the first international cross border equity crowdfunding offer, a title claimed by UK based Airline Odyssey, but this is a first for North America as consumer goods company WAFU has launched a duel listing in both Canada and the United States simultaneously…. Read More

Want to make your App Idea a Reality? New Crowdfunding Platform AppVested is Here to Help

Now you can.. Yes one of the worlds first equity crowdfunding portal for the mobile app sector has emerged. Earlier this spring WSJ.com shouted that the Apps market was rocketing towards $25 billion in sales.  A pretty incredible amount when you consider the app market… Read More

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