Tag Archives: Crowdfunding


How Baby Boomers Diversify their investments in Real Estate Crowdfunding

by David Drake Each day in the United States, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire. With a population placed at 78 million, the boomer generation, representing those born after World War II (between 1946 and 1964) currently control 70% of the household wealth in the U.S. according to Brian Sozzi of the Belus Capital Advisors. It has also been predicted […]

Why 15 Venture Capital firms are playing the Real Estate Crowdfunding game

by David Drake Three years since  crowdfunding for real estate started, the market has grown to more than a billion dollar industry. By 2025, the global real estate market could be worth $90 billion or more. This is getting the attention of VCs. VC activity in the space can be measured by their investments on real estate crowdfunding platforms. VC’s […]

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 […]

Top 4 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Crowdfunding Automation

  2016 is the year when online automation revolution in equities and securities of private companies will take place.   American tech firms  such as FundAmerica, CrowdValley, and WealthForge, are already leading the way in streamlining the automation process. Most importantly, these processes are in compliance with the online requirements of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority […]

Top 6 Real Estate Trends and Opportunities That Will Shape Your Business in 2016

One City Center at Downtown Allentown, an 18-hour city Photo credit: citycenterlehighvalley.com The US real estate industry is predicted to maintain its constant progress through 2016, energized by improved fundamentals, the resilience of investors and the market’s growing flexibility, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016, a report co-published by #PwC US and the Urban Land Institute #ULI.    Real estate has […]

The Future of Online Investing: StartEngine Launches Revolutionary Platform

By David Drake StartEngine has officially launched on Friday, June 19, 2015 and finally brings you “true crowdfunding” as what I had written in Thomson Reuters last 2012. The firm’s model has previously been used by Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, and now it can be used under Regulation A + to raise up to $50 million. The firm can […]

Who Dares to be the next Ben and Jerry’s or Fundrise to Raise up to $50 Million through Regulation A+?

By David Drake   All startups need capital to innovate, launch, scale and grow. For companies seeking additional financing for their working capital or to expand its operations but do not yet want to risk an IPO, using the newly approved Regulation A+ is a possible alternative.   Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. (BJICA) is one firm that was able […]

Why the New Regulation A+ Rules Will Rock the Crowdfunding World

By David Drake The US crowdfunding industry hit a major milestone on March 25 this year as the SEC passed into law Reg A+ under Title IV of the JOBS Act after years of prolonged deliberation and advocating by stakeholders.   Industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors have eagerly anticipated for the passing into law of this regulation to facilitate the […]

Going into Crowdfunding? Discover 3 Success Stories that Dared to Say No to the Banks

Going into Crowdfunding? Discover 3 Success Stories that Dared to Say No to the Banks   By David Drake     Crowdfunding works like a cockfight where you raise your bet and anybody from the crowd takes the challenge.  The only difference is that in a cockfight it is a 50:50 win-loss probability.  In crowdfunding,  risk is spread into different […]

Crowdfunding Our Natural Resources: A Way to Ethical Mining? #crowdfundmining

By David Drake   Natural resources, which include  minerals, metals, oil or gas, occupy a central role in our everyday life. Minerals are essential to our economic development. The minerals, particularly the metals, have specific properties such as high strength, durability, conductor of heat and electricity and aesthetic appeal that endear them to the  industries, and us.   Figure 1, […]