Regulation A+ and Reg.CF crowdfunding is allowing millions of average Americans to invest in their favorite companies. How do we know this? From crowdfunding data! In this podcast, listen to Sydney Armani from FinTech World and Woodie Neiss from Crowdfund Capital Advisors explain why we may be at a tipping point in the crowdfunding industry as they explain how crowdfund data is being accumulated, curated, and being used to guide investors and issuers on crowdfund investing – direct from the experts who wrote the framework.
Crowdfund Capital Advisors delivers strategic insights to government agencies, financial institutions, regulators and multilateral organizations seeking to both create and implement innovative strategies to utilize crowdfund investing technologies to drive innovation, job creation and entrepreneurship.
As you’ll learn from listening to this podcast, Mr. Neiss (who Mr. Armani referred to as “The Godfather of Reg.A Crowdfunding”) is at the forefront of the data being accumulated with respect to crowdfunding investing. His company compiles data on a variety of Regulation A+ and Reg.CF deals across many SEC-registered crowdfunding portals across a number of sectors and specific industries. Where is the investment capital going? How much is being invested? What are the trends? Data answers so many of these questions, and it’s all driven by artificial intelligence algorithms.
With their “CCLEAR” Dataset, you get the most comprehensive Regulation Crowdfunding database that collects information on every offering. In addition, learn how Crowdfund Capital Advisors studies and invests in the emerging ecosystem of crowdfunding and the new solutions being created that will impact the broader private capital markets through advising, speaking, and research.
Questions? Comments? Besides his Fintech World website, Sydney Armani has recently launched CrowdfundingUSA.com as a resource for those seeking more information on how issuers can raise capital via crowdfunding. Likewise, you can get more information on what Crowdfund Capital Advisors does at their website at CrowdfundCapitalAdvisors.com.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss
Sherwood Neiss, is a Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a Partner at Crowd Capital Ventures. He is an expert at building successful businesses. As a 3-time INC500 winner whose former company won E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Sherwood understands the keys to entrepreneurial success from concept to company to sale.
As a serial entrepreneur and investor during the credit crunch, Sherwood saw a need for a change in outdated securities laws and did something about it. As a co-founding member of Startup Exemption, Sherwood co-authored the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012.
Within Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), Sherwood works with clients ranging from governments and banks that are looking for ways to boost economic development in their countries to investment firms looking for access to increased deal flow that crowdfunding creates. At Crowd Capital Ventures (CCVF), Sherwood researches, analyses and invests in promising FinTech companies focusing on all sectors of the crowdfunding market. Sherwood serves as an advisor to several crowdfunding platforms and crowdfunding technologies giving him a unique understanding and view of the industry and market. As an industry leader, Sherwood contributes to several publications including VentureBeat and TechCrunch. He additionally co-authored Crowdfund Investing for Dummies through Wiley & Son’s as well as the World Bank Report Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World.
Sherwood co-founded Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CPA), and served as Governing Board Member and co-chair where he led the fight to ensure investors are protected while entrepreneurs have access to the capital they need to start and grow promising companies.
An avid public speaker, Sherwood speaks at universities and seminars around the world discussing crowdfund investing, what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to build winning companies. He also does a large amount of work presenting to government bodies, speaking in front of the U.S. Congress, leading SEC and FINRA meetings, as well as, addressing foreign governments, testifying about how they can bring economic benefits to their citizenry through implementing their CCA’s Crowdfund Investment Framework.
Sherwood started his post-MBA career on Wall Street and moved to Silicon Valley where he completed personal and financial goals in his late 20’s he hoped to obtain in his 30’s. Wondering what to do next and also left struggling with a debilitating family dilemma, he used his entrepreneurial drive to help turn his family adversity into a multi-million-dollar company that today is helping millions of sick children, animals and adults get better by being more compliant with their medicines.
As the co-founder of FLAVORx (www.flavorx.com), Sherwood structured an approach and built a business model that threw off millions of dollars in cash while growing the business from one pharmacy to over 80% of the pharmacies in the United States. He raised millions of dollars in capital and saw the culmination of his endeavors with the sale of the company in 2007.
When not working, Sherwood is an avid traveler. He lived in Japan for a year and post-sale of FLAVORx took his second backpacking trip around the world. In addition to speaking at universities and businesses around the country he invests in real estate in the U.S. and Brazil, is part of a private equity group in Los Angeles, is working on a clean tech project in Puerto Rico and is involved with several other start-up ventures.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: Sydney Armani
Sydney’s vision and expertise for starting and managing innovative companies have sparked and nurtured the great success of Hello Net (a mobile telephony appliance service), Minitel, and Videotex (an online first-generation of touchscreen tablets).
He has been an active keynote speaker and moderator at conferences and plenary sessions on Blockchain, Technology, Real Estate crowd finance, Cryptocurrency capital, and digital markets, secondary liquidity, disruption in banking and a host of other topics. He has lectured at major universities such as Georgetown, NYU, Hult International Business School, Beijing, VIA Technologies, PARIS. while authoring articles for or being interviewed by INC Magazine, Housing Wire, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, CNBC, Bloomberg and others.
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