Tag Archives: LDJ Capital


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 […]

95% of U.S. Startups Funded By Angels

By David Drake Angels seem to be everywhere these days. A whopping 95% of the startups in the U.S. in 2012 were funded by angel investors. And the numbers continue to rise. Angel investors, a.k.a. business angels, are affluent accredited investors, typically successful entrepreneurs or retired business people, who invest their own money informally in startup companies. To lessen the […]

A Storm is Coming: PE Funds Fall Under Reg D 506

By David Drake In spite of prior delays, on August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its first proposals for rules under the Jobs Act that would relax general solicitation for accredited investors. Signed into law on April 5 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act makes revolutionary changes to federal security laws that are over […]

Stepping on the Peers

Guest Post by David Drake. David Drake is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a global event-driven financial media company helping funds advertise for investors. You can reach him directly at David@LDJCapital.com.  Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, and in doing so, taking the “peer” […]

Advertise for LPs: QIBs This or That – Who Cares If You Have $100 Million?

Guest Post by David Drake. David Drake is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a global event-driven financial media company helping funds advertise for investors. You can reach him directly at David@LDJCapital.com.  Actually, we care very much about Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs), investors with $100 million+ assets under management, especially […]