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

November 2, 2013 @ 4:30 am - 7:00 pm EST

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 company.  He is a regular contributor to Forbes and regular speaker on crowdfunding and equity investments.

After sharing his thoughts on the future of crowdfunding David will take part in a panel to discuss crowdfunding as an alternative investment with Rupert Pearce Gould, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the Judge Business School and advisor to crowdlending platform Funding Knight and Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Founder and CEO of SyndicateRoom, an equity crowdfunding platform founded in Cambridge.

Agenda for the evening:

4:30pm registration

5:00pm David talk

5:30pm Debate on “Crowdfunding as an alternative investment – opportunities and risks”

6pm Networking

The Debate will be moderated by Bryan Zhang, PhD Researcher in Crowdfunding, University of Cambridge.

About SyndicateRoom:

SyndicateRoom is the equity crowdfunding platform of choice for Business Angels and Professional Investors.  Members of SyndicateRoom have the exclusive opportunity to invest in start-ups hand picked by some of the UKs leading business angels.  The investment opportunities include those offering tax relief through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

About Funding Knight:

As a peer to business lending platform, FundingKnight provides access to finance through a web based auction platform with a lending community eager to support British businesses. FundingKnight arranges working capital lending on an unsecured basis, supporting the needs of companies growing their businesses across a wide range of industries.

CB2 Bistro
5-7 Norfolk Street
CB1 2LD Cambridge
United Kingdom

Saturday, 2 November 2013 from 16:30 to 19:00 (PDT)

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CB2 Bistro
5-7 Norfolk Street
Cambridge,CB1 2LD United Kingdom
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