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David Drake

David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private-equity advisory firm, and of The ... More »David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private-equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company. Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to EU.

One country has been doing equity crowdfunding for 8 years. Here's what they learned

By David Drake

David Drake: You are the longest running crowdfunding for equity platform there is. What can you tell us about the history of ASSOB? Paul Niederer: In 2005 we decided to take an offline unaccredited and accredited capital raising business online. Eight years later over 300 raises have ...

Syndicate Funding: A New Way To Invest In Startups

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a financial media company. How does one become an angel investor? There is no university where one can learn angel investing. However, crowdfunding is ...

WiSEED: Pleasing the Crowd

David Drake is an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft, a global event-driven financial media company helping firms and funds advertise for investors. He is running the Real Estate Investing ...

Crowdfunding In Europe: The Top 10 'Peer-to-Peer' Lenders

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and of The Soho Loft, a global financial media company with divisions in Conferences and Publishing. Crowdfunders generally fall into different categories: equity...

Italy Leads The U.S.

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private-equity firm, and of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events series, a global events and media company. Last March 29, Italy’s Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB)...

What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Equity Crowdfunding

This guest Q&A is by David Drake, founder and CEO of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft. He recently sat down with Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder, which enables businesses to raise equity and revenue-based financing. Drake: How do you feel about the progress the crowdfunding for ...

2013: What's In Store For Crowdfunding And Angel Investors

Vince Molinari of Gate Technologies, Candace Klein of SoMoLend, David Drake, Douglas Ellenoff, Brian Meece of RocketHub, Chance Barnett & DJ Paul of CrowdFunders at CFIRA’s First SEC meeting 4/20/12 The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital...

Enterprise crowdfunding: How an IBM experiment improved innovation and morale

This is a guest post by David Drake, of LDJ Capital. Can the principles of crowdfunding work within the walls of an established corporation such as IBM? With the popularity of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Kiva, crowdfunding has taken a new turn inward in corporate America. We are calling ...

It Only Takes $100 to be a Donald Trump with Fundrise's Third Real Estate Direct Public Offering

Fundrise will be at the April 24 Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference in New York : David Drake is an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - a global ...

2014 Crowdfund Trends: Top 20 Wall-Breakers Of Real Estate Investing

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft, a global financial media company. A Chinese adage says to view problems as opportunities. Problems happen because fundamental changes are ...

Finally Some Real Action On The JOBS Act

The following guest post is by David Drake, an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a global event-driven financial media company. Finally, we again are seeing some progress toward the ...

The Key To Getting Funded? Investor Relations

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private-equity firm, and of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events series, a global events and media company. Since the JOBS Act became law in 2012, the Crowdfunding industry has spawned ...

Real Estate Crowdfunding Efforts to Save Oldest African-American Bookstore in the US

David Drake is an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - a global financial media company with divisions in Corporate Communications, Publishing and Expos. ...

CrowdFunders Go Global NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

Led by financial innovation visionary David Drake, the firm now co-produces over 250 events per annum globally on financial innovation. The global growth strategy of The Soho Loft is embracing strategic global partners like EFactor, FundingPost and TechMeetUps to encompass their ...

Viva Italia, Crowdfunding Leader Of The Pack

The following guest post is by equity crowdfunding expert David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and of The Soho Loft, a global financial media company with divisions in conference and publishing. Crowdfunding has been changing the ...

Hill Harper, Raye Mitchell and Lisa Jones Johnson Lead Successful Launch of The M.B.A. Series™ Execu...

Led by a stellar panel of innovation experts including Debra Martin Chase, David Drake, Hill Harper, Lisa Jones Johnson, Raye Mitchell, and Isabel Pedrosa, this inaugural event delivered on the promise to share insights on how to occupy innovation to take us forward. In keeping with the ...

The Soho Loft Speaks on the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act at Thomson Reuter's Buyouts Texas Conference...

David Drake of The Soho Loft will discuss at the Thomson Reuter's Buyouts Texas conference in Dallas on November 13-14 how the JOBS Act and Dodd Frank Act will affect private equity firms and companies globally. An industry thought leader in capital creation—particularly in terms of the ...

Real Wall Street's Heart Beats Bright From Southern California

David Drake -- managing partner of LDJ Capital and the Soho Loft -- will moderate the panels alongside Patrick A. Howell, Founder of the California Financial Times and West Coast Wall Street Conference. Panels will include participation by such angel investors and business leaders as ...

SoMoLend CEO Candace Klein Slated as a Keynote Speaker for the Innovative Investing Symposium

"Candace has been instrumental in getting regulators and the industry to understand the positive impact crowdfunding can have as an alternative funding and investment platform as well as best practices to ensure success," says David Drake, chief executive officer of The Soho Loft and LDJ ...

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