CFB Media 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference Announces 2015 Speakers

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Two-day alternative finance conference boasts impressive lineup of Fintech and alternative finance leaders

On March 5-6, CrowdFundBeat Media will host its Third Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference in Mountain View, California. Under this year’s theme of Alternative Finance, the conference’s keynote and panels will feature top executives and thought leaders in the expanding financial technology industry.

“The fintech market is growing at a rapid rate,” notes confirmed speaker Joy Schoffler, founder and principal of Leverage PR, a nationally recognized financial technology communications firm. “And as the fintech market continues to expand, attending conferences like the Third Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference has become increasingly important for both industry leaders and investment professionals alike,” adds Schoffler.

In a recent study, Accenture reported that worldwide venture capital investment in the fintech sector has grown four times faster than the rate of overall venture capital investment over the past three years. With the recent IPOs of Lending Club and OnDeck, increased API connectivity, mobile device proliferation and borrowers’ increased use of online platforms, many investors and consumers believe 2015 will be the year that fintech comes of age.

During the conference, attendees will be able to network with leading industry executives and investment firms interested in the fintech space. Attendees will also receive in-depth information on the proliferation of marketplace lending, real estate and corporate crowdfinancing and several other key topics.

This years speakers include Tim Draper of Ron Suber of Prosper, Richard Swart of UC Berkeley, Douglas S. Ellenoff of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Audrey Jacobs of Our Crowd, Joy Schoffler of Leverage PR, Jason Tripp of PENSCO Trust Company and many other leaders within the financial technology and alternative finance sectors.

“CFB Media is bringing together an exceptional collection of speakers and attendees,” says Schoffler. “It is truly an honor to be speaking alongside such an influential group of alternative finance leaders at this year’s conference.”


About CrowdFundBeat Media:
CrowdFundBeat Media is the leading media company covering the crowdfund industry, publishing its daily webzine across the globe. With editions in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and Holland, its reach enjoys approximately 100,000 of monthly visitors. In addition, its video library of over 1,000 clips provides crisp insights from global crowdfunding thought leaders Lastly, CrowdFundBeat produces a series of conferences through the year, including the upcoming and exclusive CrowdCaucus in Washington, DC, in May 2015.

About Leverage PR:
Leverage PR is a full-service public relations firm delivering strategic planning, media relations and communications strategies to companies within the financial, technology, real estate and med-tech industries. Leverage PR works closely with its clients to achieve business goals, increase brand awareness and establish credibility through consistent media coverage, targeted speaking opportunities and insightful thought leadership campaigns. With more than fifty years’ collective experience across a within traditional and alternative financial markets in addition to the technology industry, Leverage PR’s team possesses a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing clients.

Media Contact:
Erin Goulding
Leverage PR
(512) 502-5833

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