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The first half of 2013 will be a time when self-assessed delivery, customer and consumer communication and angel experience in quality control and supply chain operations will become key topics. Governance topics will evolve subsequently by Q3 2013.
Last March 29, Italy’s Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB), the equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US, submitted requests for public commenting on the equity crowdfunding rules currently considered. It seems that Italy will surpass the JOBS Act in the implementation of the first equity crowdfunding law in the world.
Maria Paganini had no relatives since Niccolo Paganini (1872-1840) rose to infamy levels as the Devil’s Violinist. None of the Italian or Argentinian Paganini families dared to live up to the greatest violinist of all time.
The crowdfunding industry offers real estate entrepreneurs and investors the financial technology solutions, the conducive regulatory environment, and the opportunity to access and raise capital for real estate projects. As the industry’s competitive landscape continue to evolve at a rapid pace, new real estate crowdfunding firms enter the scene and challenge the market dominance of platforms who were leading the pack as early entrants to the space.
We need to retain brain capital in the U.S. as the foreign nationals who exit our universities with graduate degrees are currently not allowed to stay. Entrepreneurs return home and end up competing with American companies – removing potential jobs that should be kept in the U.S.
Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, and in doing so, taking the “peer” out of the equation. For their part, “peer-to-peer” lending platforms like Lending Club, Prosper, FundingCircle, Zopa, Peerform, and Ratesetter are embracing the shift.
When Joe Rubin (FundingPost) and I were planning for this Real Estate Investing conference we knew that crowdfunding’s foray into real estate is a promising innovation to the financing and investing industry. We were compelled to bring people, entrepreneurs and investors, media and spectators, to join in the talks in order to sharpen the game.
Barry Sternlicht, American billionaire and Chairman/CEO of Starwood Capital Group, spoke at David's real estate financing conference
David Drake and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Spoke at the UK Parliament with Sir David Attenborough - English Broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, and author - at the first UK Crowdfunding Day
Worked on the US JOBS Act with David Weild IV, ex-Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, and Congressman Patrick McHenry, author of the Crowdfunding Bill H.R. 2930
Board of Directors at Placido Domingo's NYC Opera
Speaking at the Nasdaq HQ
At Nasdaq with Jim Rogers (3rd from left), American investor, co-founder of Quantum Fund and Soros Fund Management, and financial commentator based in Singapore
Presented Award to his fellow Swede, Rocky IV Actor Dolph Lundgren
With "Sugar" Shane Mosley, American former professional boxer