Our History


October - LDJ Capital sponsors “Paganini Honors Paganini” tribute concert at Carnegie Hall to mark Niccolo Paganini’s 237th birthday; LDJ subsidiary The Soho Loft Media Group provides media and press coverage
September - LDJ Cayman Fund $3 million investment in Starcave Global HK
July - LDJ Capital partners with Share Internet Data (SID) Ltd to create LDJ Digital, the digital banking app for the new generation
January - Digital Innovators, a 30-minute one-on-one interview format featuring leaders in innovation and technology, is the latest TV show created by The Soho Loft Media Group under The Soho Loft Productions division


December - LDJ Capital subsidiary Fifth Avenue Fund advises 8.7% of global crypto market with $1.25 billion raised in capital
January - The Soho Loft Media Group, an LDJ Capital subsidiary, supports Julian Gargiulo’s “Getting to Carnegie” Voice Competition


December - The Soho Loft Media Group supports Julian Gargiulo’s pre-Carnegie Hall concert
October - The Soho Loft Media Group, an LDJ Capital subsidiary, supports Julian Gargiulo’s “Getting to Carnegie” Violin Competition 
October - US SEC says YES to Equity Crowdfunding; David Drake and his media investments are strong advocates and supporters of the US JOBS Act of 2012
September - The Soho Loft Media Group supports ‘Chopin and Champagne’ event, a fundraiser for the “Getting to Carnegie” documentary production of the Carnegie Hall competition of which LDJ Capital is a sponsor 
May - LDJ Capital subsidiaries The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global host the New York City Opera production of “Carmen”
March - David Drake joins the New York City Opera as Board Advisor and LDJ Capital sponsors the Gala event to launch the revived New York City Opera
March - The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rules to activate implementation of Regulation A+ which is Title IV of the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act; The Soho Loft Media Group covers the global crowdfunding scene with regular updates from the SEC
March - The Soho Loft Media Group’s publication Times Realty News, a media stream for the emerging market of Alternative Realty Financing, issues the 2015 Times Realty News (TRN) industry report, an annual report on the changing realty crowdfunding landscape which offers insights into the top real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US
January - LDJ Capital subsidiary The Soho Loft Media Group hosts a conference on real estate crowdfunding at the 2015 Dallas Real Estate Investors Expo


November - David Drake represents LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft as a speaker at the Thomson Reuters Buyouts Texas conference
November - David Drake speaks at the British Parliament together with Sir David Attenborough in celebration of the UK First National Crowdfunding Day
July - David Drake represents the US Department of Commerce at the US-EU Transatlantic Forum for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Rome and Belgium 
May - David Drake, as one of the global crowdfunding pioneers, launch the CFPA or Crowdfunding Professional Association, the leading crowdfunding global trade network, in concert with regulatory advocacy group CFIRA to support SEC and FINRA during rule making period post-JOBS act
May - CFIRA submits proposal to the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) to ensure a secure and effective crowdfunding program under the JOBS Act
April - CFIRA or CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates, the leading national crowdfunding regulatory advocacy group, is founded by David Drake and other crowdfunding industry leaders to help establish rules, industry standards and best practices
April - David Drake, Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group (formerly The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events), was part of the 13 industry leaders that became the leadership team to lobby Congress for the creation of the US JOBS Act on Crowdfunding
April - LDJ Capital Real Estate made a successful exit with Brick House Security investment
April - LDJ Capital invests in Broad Spectrum Technologies, a global online marketing and distribution channel company
January - LDJ Capital subsidiary The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events stages a series of events featuring Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina of the U.S. House of Representatives about his Crowdfunding bill (HR 2930); David Weild former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, was also one of the speakers
January - LDJ Capital subsidiary The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events launches the Crowdfunding Conference to support the new industry and drive capital to the private marketplace


June - LDJ Capital partners with New Atlantic Fund of Fund, the world's first global green realty fund-of-fund starting at $500 million


- LDJ Capital Real Estate Group starts working with Starwood Capital
- NYC Corporate Housing Management Buy-Out
January - David Drake becomes a Principal at SouthWest Fund, a US distressed real estate fund with $150 million raised out of $750 million, with a focus on income-generating real estate from office, retail to multi-family and student housing

January - LDJ Capital made an investment in a web design and programming company, Park Avenue Vision


March - LDJ Capital subsidiary The Soho Loft invested in Prestige Luxury Events - media venture investments for Prestige Magazine worldwide with a focus on luxury travel, once in a lifetime travels, sponsorships for the Prestige brand, Oscar and Cannes events promotion, online strategy and corporate profiling and event planning
- The Soho Loft, an LDJ Capital subsidiary, sponsors Korean-American pianist Elaine Kwon Concert with a Chinese pianist


December - LDJ Capital invests in Quad Strategies Energy, an oil and gas exploration and energy project financing in the US from Texas to West Virginia
- LDJ Capital Real Estate makes an investment in Brick House Security  - LDJ Capital Real Estate starts working with Carlyle Group
- The Soho Loft Media Group sponsors Julian Gargiulo Carnegie Hall Concerts


- LDJ Capital opens partner office in Dubai