May 12, 2017
MILLENNIAL INVESTMENT
Crowdfunding is booming in America, thanks to JOBS Act and Title 3. But it isn’t booming fast enough, and there is a lot of room to grow. For instance, barely one-third of all Millennials invest. Read more
May 7, 2017
The 2017 Finovate Conference showcased some of the best and most advanced innovations in financial technology.
Over 1,600 representatives of financial institutions, investors, industry analysts and reporters convened at the Spring 2017 Finovate Conference on April 26 in San Jose. With events in Asia, Europe, and the East and West Coasts, Finovate conferences showcase cutting-edge banking and financial technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format. Read more
May 1, 2017
NewChip – You Can Be a Venture Capitalist.
Dreaming of becoming an angel investor, but short on cash? NewChip might be for you. This startup is out to democratize startup investing. Using an equity crowdfunding approach, you can invest in startups according to your interest, values and beliefs. Read more
April 24, 2017
There’s been a lot of talk about investor education in crowdfunding deals, so I thought I’d take a couple moments to write about what I look for when investing. Read more
April 24, 2017
Victoria Silchenko called out crowdfunding industry professionals earlier this year for not having invested in crowdfunding companies themselves. So, in that same spirit, I’m opening up my crowdfunding portfolio. Before I disclose, I’m going to say that I am NOT a financial advisor or any... Read more
March 3, 2017
The first wave of presenters for FinovateSpring 2017 will be gracing the stage at the San Jose Convention Centre April 26th and 27th. Read more
February 13, 2017
Travis Brodeen's non-traditional career path began in the e-commerce arena with Shopping.com, when the dot-com sector was beginning to materialize as a market. A business foray next took Travis to Microsoft certified partner, KORE, where the then-19-year-old helped bring the majority of Los Angeles record labels into the digital age. Read more
January 29, 2017
Since Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect September 23, 2013, crowdfunding has been gaining traction. With investors becoming increasingly more comfortable with new Fintech platforms, the amount of money invested in crowdfunding in the Americas jumped from $11.4 billion in 2014 to $36.49 billion in 2015 — and Technavio market research analysts predict the overall industry will grow at a compounded average annual rate of 27% through 2020. Read more
January 24, 2017
Investing in startups used to be reserved for the experts on Shark Tank, and big business people who have lots of funds behind them. I don’t know about you, but there are a ton of deals that I see on that show and think, “Hey, I’d like to invest in that company.” Now you can – meet Newchip. Read more
January 23, 2017
Ryan is the founder and CEO of Newchip, a FinTech startup reinventing the financial landscape to bring exciting investment opportunities in emerging companies to small investors, new investors and millennials. He created Newchip as a way to make wealth and investing more accessible to the masses, while also specifically targeting people his own age – millennials. Read more
January 4, 2017
This past week, I had the pleasure of interviewing millennial CEO, Ryan Rafols. Ryan wants 2017 to be the year investing is forever changed by helping new investors own a piece of startups they believe in and are passionate about. Read more
November 28, 2016
A lot has been said about why equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors hasn’t caught on. “It’s off to a relatively slow start,” said Dr. Richard Swart, CFO of NextGen Crowdfunding. “It’s actually a slower start than those of us in the industry expected it to grow.” Read more