Crowdfinance Goes Mainstream!
Crowdfinance and the Doofenshmirtz Economic Theory
By Dara Albright
Crowdfinance is principled in a new economic theory called the Doofenshmirtz Economic Theorythat allows all socio-economic classes equal opportunities to contribute to and participate in economic expansion with small minority ownership interests in growing businesses. It is named after Doctor Heinz Doofenshmirtz, the antagonist from the children’s cartoon, “Phineas and Ferb” whose main ambition in life is to take over, not the entire planet, but an infinitesimal subset known as the tri-state area. Click here to read the entire article.
Retirement Funds Chasing Crowdfinance
By James A. Jones
In many ways, it is the “perfect storm” in this new era of investment options. Crowd funding is going main stream. According to McKinsey and Co’s “Mainstreaming Alternatives”, alternative investments have gone mainstream, and is believed to make up an average 27% of institutional portfolios by the end of 2013. And now, after a cottage industry of 30 years plus averaging 5% annual growth, we are seeing the explosion of Self-Directed IRA’s, an IRA that allows one to invest in certain crowd funding classes. Click here to read the entire article.
Crowdfinance: The Next Frontier in Financial Services
By Richard Salute and Dara Albright
Published on page 6 in IMA’s September 2013 newsletter (The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals of Business), this piece illustrates how financial advisors, wealth managers, broker dealers and investment bankers can be capitalizing on crowdfinance. Click here to read the entire article.
Crowdfinance: The Next Financial Frontier
This presentation depicts how a rapidly emerging trend in financial services called Crowdfinance is transforming the financial landscape and breeding more productive businesses and economies. Click here to download the presentation.
- LendIt Co-founders Speak About Crowdfinance at Nationally Recognized Economic Forum – LendIt, the leading conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry, is pleased to announce that two of its co-founders have been asked to speak at the prestigious 55th NABE (National Association for Business Economists) Annual Meeting. For more than a half a century, economic professionals, business leaders, and policymakers have been congregating at this forum in order to probe the issues and trends that impact economic prosperity. Click here to read the entire press release.
- Springboard Selects Ten Fast Forward Women-led Ventures for 2013 Accelerator Program – It is with great pride to inform you that Crowdnetic has been accepted into the 2013 Springboard accelerator program. Since 2000, Springboard companies have raised more than $5.6 billion in financing, have created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generate billions of dollars in annual revenues. Click here to read the press release.
- Indiegogo, Traklight and Crowdnetic Partner to Provide Crowdfunding Educational Webinar – Avoid mistakes, protect your IP and prepare for securities-based crowdfunding by registering for this free webinar on September 17, 2013. Click here to register.
- Lending Start-Up CommonBond Raises $100 Million, With Pandit as Investor – New York Times
- EBay-Style Peer Loans Spur Wall Street Asset Craze – Bloomberg
- Crowdnetic Acquires NowStreet Journal and Strengthens its Management Team with Key Hire
- Google Ventures, Maveron and others bankroll crowdfunding platform CircleUp – GeekWire
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