State of the Crowdfinance Industry Q1 2014 Press Briefing: Data Release and Predictions on the Future of Crowdfinance Regulations and Market

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Coastal Shows invites members of the media to attend a press conference in person or via call-in January 31 during the Crowdfund Global Expo for a briefing on the state of the peer-to-peer lending and investment crowdfunding industries.

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Crowdfinance is on the verge of transforming the capital markets. The industry saw over $2.2 billion in transactions filed within months of Title II being implemented, a number that is expected to skyrocket as investment advertising increases. Title III crowdfunding could go into effect as early as Q2, peer-to-peer lending has increased 174% and Lending Club, a leader in peer-to-peer markets, has been discussing an IPO.

In light of these rapid and momentous changes, members of the media are invited to attend the Coastal Shows press conference during the Crowdfund Global Expo on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. PST. Dr. Richard Swart, the Director of Research at the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance at UC Berkeley, will release new data, statistics and predictions regarding the peer-to-peer and investment crowdfunding markets.

Credentialed members of the press are eligible to receive a free press badge that provides full access to both days of the expo and evening events. Please contact Kirsten (dot) pocock (at) coastalshows (dot) com for more information.

For full details on how to attend the briefing via call-in, contact lissette (at) leverage-pr (dot) com.

Crowdfunding 2.0 has arrived and begun to spread beyond the typical channels of entrepreneurism and funding alternatives. The panelists below will provide insight and perspective on topics ranging from the legal implementation of this monumental change in securities law to how major financial, bank and real estate industry players are adopting the new technology.

Global Crowdfund Expo Press Conference Panelists Include:

“The State of Crowdfunding: How It Will Change the Investment and Regulatory Landscape”

  •     Douglas Ellenoff, Attorney, Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole LLP
  •     Chris Tyrrell, CEO, OfferBoard; co-chair CFIRA
  •     DJ Paul, CEO, GATE Global Impact; co-chair CFIRA

“The State of Peer-to-Peer Lending”

  •     Ethan Senturia, CEO, Dealstruck
  •     Brendan Ross, President and Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending Investment LLC
  •     Ron Suber, Head of Global Institutional Sales, Prosper Marketplace

“The State of Real Estate Crowdfunding”

  •     Jilliene Helman, Founder and CEO, Realty Mogul
  •     Todd Lippiatt, CEO, Propellr/Managing Principal, Aristone Financial Realty Corp.
  •     David Manshoory, Founder and CEO, Asset Avenue

“The State of Platforms and Portals”

  •     Audrey Jacobs, VP, OurCrowd
  •     Judd Hollas, CEO, EquityNet

“New Evidence on the Impact of Equity Crowdfunding on Real Companies”

  •     Dr. Richard Swart, UC Berkeley Research Analyst

Debt and equity crowdfunding is changing the game for small businesses and established financial institutions alike. Every day investors are empowered to participate in securities purchases, while major players in the bank and financial world are tapping into crowdfunding’s billion-dollar potential in order to reach niche verticals and accomplish significant acquisitions.

Although still maturing in the United States, investment crowdfunding has already made a valuable impact abroad. Industry experts are shaping the future of crowdfunding and working to educate the general public on why crowdfunding is not only viable and lucrative, but also essential in the post-JOBS Act business environment.

About Coastal Shows

Coastal Shows is a full-service media company providing top-tier tech-related educational experiences in the form of multifunctional events and tradeshows. The company operates several dynamic events, including the Crowdfund Global Expo, the premiere intensive event for aspiring debt, real estate or equity crowdfunding professionals; the AppShow, the largest application-focused trade show worldwide; and AppShow + CONNECT, the premier Funding, Discovery and Monetization conference.

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