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UC Berkeley Announces CrowdBerkeley to Understand the Crowdfunding Revolution

UC Berkeley has announced a new entity in ‘CrowdBerkeley’, a partnership focused on teaching and learning about the power of crowdfunding.  Berkeley states that crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a… Read More

Crowdfunding Thought Leaders Gather in Berkeley to Discuss Future of Financial Innovation

For a second year in a row, government policy makers, finance experts and online entrepreneurs gathered at UC Berkeley for the Fung Institute’s academic symposium on crowdfunding.  The event was organized by Dr. Richard Swart – a well known authority and frequent commenter on crowdfunding… Read More

New Forms of Finance Hits Radar of Governments Around the Globe at Berkeley Forum

In a report from UK’s “the Crowdfunding Centre“, the group notes that crowdfunding and alternative-finance have hit the radar of governments and policy-makers, as well as financial institutions, across the globe.   The Second Annual Academic Symposium on crowdfunding is taking place this week at UC… Read More

2nd Annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding

Our 2nd annual academic symposium on crowdfunding will be held September 11th & 12th. Like the first, this gathering will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy makers. This symposium will take a global look at the developing phenomena of social finance for SMEs and Innovation… Read More

Berkeley Preps for 2nd Annual Symposium on Crowdfunding

Issues Call for Research Papers. The 2nd Annual Symposium on Crowdfunding sponsored by the Coleman Fung Insitute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley College of Engineering, is scheduled to take place on September 11th and 12th, 2014.  This symposium will take a global look at the… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart on Crowdfunding: Markets, Revenue, Jobs (Deck)

The well attended Crowdfund Global Expo, which took place last week in San Diego, had more than a few big names in the crowdfunding world in attendance.  One of the leading industry advocates is Dr. Richard Swart who gave an impressive presentation on alternative finance… Read More

Fundable: Crowdfunding Will Add 270,000 Jobs In 2014

  Fundable is a crowdfunding platform based in Columbus, Ohio. The company released the following infographic, and it makes some pretty interesting claims regarding the economic impact crowdfunding is expected to have in 2014. It borrows data from the recent Fung Institute report, Massolution’s 2013… Read More

Coastal Shows Announces Crowdfund Global Expo Agenda Featuring Industry Heavy Hitters

Crowdfund Global Expo Features Leading Experts in Debt, Equity and Real Estate Crowdfinance for In-depth Education on the Opportunities and Risks of New Financial Regulations Coastal Shows, the organizer for the Crowdfund Global Expo, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center January 30-31, 2014, has… Read More

Storify: Tweets From #BerkeleyCF, Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding

Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss, Richard Swart, Doug Ellenoff and many other crowdfunding industry thought leaders have been busy in Berkeley this week participating in the Fung Institute’s Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding at UC Berkeley. Here we provide a selection of tweets from the event, which encapsulate… Read More


University of California at Berkeley Blum Hall, plaza level Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM -Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM (PDT) AGENDA: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH   12:00PM-1:00PM    REGISTRATION & WELCOME LUNCHEON 1:00-2:15    INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CROWDFUNDING ➢ Dr. Tarik Yousef, CEO,… Read More

Berkeley’s Fung Instite Holds Symposium on Crowdfunding

This coming week UC Berkeley’s Feng Institute will be holding an academic symposium on crowdfunding.  Supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation the forum will discuss innovations in social finance models in regards to crowdfunding. Researchers, policy experts and government officials from around the globe… Read More

UC Berkeley Fung Institute; Estimate on Size of US Crowdfunding Market (PDF)

As reported earlier today,  the Fung Institute at UC Berkeley has released a conservative estimate for debt and equity crowdfunding for the US Market.  Estimated to be just under $4 Billion, the technical report is posted in its entirety below. Abstract: The 2012 JOBS Act… Read More

UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership estimates size of crowdfunding market to be at least $3.98B

Fung Institute Estimate includes both Debt and Equity Crowdfunding for the US Market Crowdfund investing will go live later in 2013. With the release of the proposed crowdfunding rules, a wave of small business and startup financing is expected to sweep the nation. In a… Read More

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