Tag Archives: Alternative Finance


Why VCs are gearing towards online investing

by David Drake The rewards of a prosperous investment can be easily spoiled by a number of factors. So, prior to funding a certain project, venture capitalists spend a certain amount of time appraising the available proposals, as well as looking for key ingredient for success. They consider several decisive agents, such as management, the size of the market and […]

What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

by David Drake Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such […]

3 Major Digital Disruptions by Fintech Innovations

In December 2015, a collaboration between KPMG and H2 ventures, Fintech Innovators published a list of 100 top fintech innovators. The unveiling of the leading innovators in the financial sector came at a time of digital disruption caused by innovations such as peer-to -peer lending and crowdfunding. Those featured on the top 100 list are the ones that are taking advantage […]

Give Back, Pay Forward

By David Drake Growing need for professional philanthropic assistance Philanthropic assistance to wealthy families is fast becoming a top service provided by family offices today.  The explosion in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals in the world, with many arising from emerging economies, is greatly altering the family office landscape. Traditionally set up to provide wealth management services for affluent individuals […]

US Leads Crowdfunding for Equity with Passing of Final Law of JOBS Act

By a two-thirds vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally came to the decision to pass equity crowdfunding, otherwise referred to as Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, into law at a public meeting held on Friday 30 October  2015, more than 80 years after the SEC Act of 1933. SEC Chair White and Commissioners […]