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NowStreet Brings Wall Street Closer to Crowdfunding and P2P-Lending through Free May Crowdfunding Webinars

16 May

Free Crowdfunding webinars to ensure that broker-dealers, investment bankers, financial advisors, issuers and investors of all sizes capitalize on imminent Wall Street transformation.

By Robert Hoskins

NowStreet Media announced its “Capitalizing on Financial Innovation” webinar series, aimed at helping broker-dealers, investment bankers, financial advisors, issuers and investors of all sizes succeed in a financial industry that is in the midst of extraordinary change.

NowStreet Crowdfunding Webinars

NowStreet Crowdfunding Webinars

“As the popularity for neoteric crowd-financing methods such as P2P lending and crowdfunding continues to mount, we are witnessing the rapid disintermediation of Wall Street. As a result, traditional banking and brokerage revenue models are becoming obsolete, conventional capital raising techniques are no longer viable, and investor demand for alternative assets is escalating. The objective of our webinar channel is to ensure that both the financial community as well as the investing public are properly prepared to capitalize on the imminent market transformation,” stated Dara Albright, NowStreet’s CEO.

NowStreet’s ground-breaking webinar channel features trendsetting discussions and indispensable insight from the very individuals who are shaping tomorrow’s capital markets. As part of an educational outreach program, the webinars are free to all participants.

May 16, 2013, 1pm EST

Pre-JOBS Act Crowdfunding – The Intrastate Exemption
Learn how intrastate crowdfunding is on the verge of setting the national crowdfunding precedent, uniting communities and inspiring local economic growth. Presented by Douglas S. Ellenoff, Partner at Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole; *Richard J. Salute, CPA, Consultant with extensive expertise in capital markets and securities regulations; Jeff Bekiares and Megan Johnson, Co-Founders of SparkMarket, the nation’s first bonafide crowdfunding portal allowing unaccredited investors to legally crowdfund via intrastate exemption.

May 30, 2013, 1pm EST

An Inside Look at the Explosive Growth of P2P & Online Lending
Recognized P2P thought leader, Peter Renton, Founder of Lend Academy & author of The Lending Club Story, will discuss the rapid growth of P2P & Online Lending as well as the economic implications of Google’s recent investments into Lending Club & On Deck Capital. He will also show participants how to maximize P2P returns and capitalize on the proliferation of the industry.

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CrowdBouncer Beta Trials Title III Crowdfunding Compliance Database

13 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

CrowdBouncer a beta trial of its first centralized, API-driven repository of Title III investor information to help Equity Crowdfunding sites ensure compliance with section 302(a) of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act (JOBS Act). CrowdBouncer is one of the many growing Crowdfunding Service Providers (CSPs) that are rising to the occasion to develop and introduce high technology tools to serve as back-end transactional solutions that will allow Crowdfunding portals to suffice the SEC regulatory requirement to stay within legal compliance of future Crowdfunding guidelines.

CrowdBouncer Beta Trials Title III Crowdfunding Compliance Database

CrowdBouncer Beta Trials Title III Crowdfunding Compliance Database

CrowdBouncer’s business focuses on compliance and other back-end services to help equity crowdfunding portals create compliant user experiences and closing processes that are competitive with broker-dealer operated sites.  The company has filed for patent protection on its proprietary technology and has several follow-on product offerings on its development roadmap, including the ability to generate closing documents and deliver escrow services through a licensed escrow agent on an automated basis through its API.  It has begun partnering with key industry and technology leaders to deliver these services through its API.

Bob Carbone, CrowdBouncer’s founder and CEO, commented: “The JOBS Act is a tremendous potential boon for very early stage companies seeking capital.  However, it impacts crowdfunding portals in a number of ways that constrains their ability to create compliant, uninterrupted user experiences from beginning-to-end of an offering.  Our goal is to provide portals with the necessary tools to compliantly create a 4-click subscription process for investors: create account, review disclosures, sign documents and consents, and fund/checkout. Over the course of the next several weeks, CrowdBouncer will be launching these transactional services to complement the compliance resources of the API.”

Brian Fending, technical co-founder and CTO, commented: “Crowdfunding portals serve both investors and issuers, and can do so with relative ease using our platform in a single API implementation. Providing the right tool at the right time to everyone involved in a transaction is a real challenge – ours are the tools that will enable the market and help to ensure its stability.”

The JOBS Act, which was enacted in 2012, made radical changes to the regulatory environment for private placements so as to allow equity crowdfunding under a new exception, as well as authorizing the use of general solicitation in offerings that continue to rely on Rule 506 of the Regulation D exemption.  As a result, the landscape for private placements will be much more democratized, allowing ordinary investors to participate in private placements and providing entrepreneurs with expanded and more cost effective options for raising capital.

Crowdfunding Expo Opens First Event Trade Show Floor for Crowdfunding Exhibitors

8 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

The 2nd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp invites leading-edge Crowdfunding technology companies, Crowdfunding platforms and Crowdfunding campaign managers (Crowdfunders) to participate in the first ever Crowdfunding Expo Showcase to be held on October 14-16, 2013 at the  M Resort and SPA in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The trade show offers entrepreneurs the perfect opportunity to purchase an exhibit booth and begin to pitching their Crowdfunding business models to everyone in attendance as well as a virtual trade show booth for those that cannot attend in person.

2nd Annual Global Crowdfunding Exhibit Convention and Bootcamp

2nd Annual Global Crowdfunding Exhibit Convention and Bootcamp

“The show will stream exhibitor’s campaign videos as a part of a continuous news loop to the entire convention over the course of three days as well as the show’s website that will be a focal point for hundreds of thousands of Crowdfunders that cannot attend the show in person,” commented Ruth Hedges, Funding Roadmap’s CEO.  “As the producer of the largest Crowdfunding event in the world in 2012, we continue to ramp up our marketing and business development activities attract the best and brightest decision makers and influencers from other successful industries to become investors, donors, fans, and followers of the Crowdfunding industry, which is poised to reinvent the entire American financial system.”

This is a must-attend event for all entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, Crowdfunding professionals and advocates, enthusiasts, funding portals, investment bankers, financial advisers, venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators, business coaches, mentors, secondary stock specialists, equity financial analysts, and journalists.

Attendees will be immersed in one of the most advanced Crowdfunding education systems on the planet that will include personalized hands-on access to Crowdfunding subject matter experts including  legal, regulatory, financial, tax and technology experts.

The 3-day event will also feature a one of a kind Crowdfunding portal pavilion as well as the industry’s first “Crowdfunding Expo Showcase” and “Crowdfunding Expo Marketplace” – where the industry’s experts will come together to exhibit some of the most advanced technology platforms, ancillary Crowdfunding Service Providers (CSPs) and some of the most innovative new Crowdfunding financial solutions in existence.

This event is the Crowdfunding industry’s premier event and space is limited.  If you can only attend one Crowdfunding event this year do not pass this one up.  Click here to register.

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