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Unlocking the global trillion-dollar crowdfunding market

Now here is the one percent you do want to hear about!

The world is on the precipice of creating a trillion-dollar crowdfunding market. In Australia, the ASSOB has offered a crowdfunding investment portal since 2005. In the UK, equity crowdfunding is already in progress, with investment platforms such as Crowdcube andSeedups. And in the Netherlands, crowdfunding is ramping up with Symbid.

The crowdfunding components of the American JOBS Act and the Italian Decreto Crescita are now in the process of finalizing the attendant regulation before securities crowdfunding goes live.  Industry associations are popping up everywhere, including in IndiaEuropeCanada, and the U.S. (CFIRACfPA).

If you want to get an idea where things are headed, look at the travel list of the leading crowdfunding advisory team, Crowfund Capital Advisors. Recently, they’ve visited Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, and Dubai, with upcoming visits to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and …

2nd Edition of The Crowdfunding Revolution available!

Two years from our self-published 1st Edition, we are excited to announce the launch of the 2nd Edition of The Crowdfunding Revolution with our publisher, McGraw-Hill!

It's been quite a journey that's taken us so many places, from the blogosphere to the White House.  This is a book, wrought not just from our hearts & souls, but from the synthesis of a wide spectrum of research across many disciplines, such as sociology, venture finance, economics, entrepreneurism, and social networking.  And as much so, from our interactions with leaders, users, researchers and political figures active throughout the crowdfunding space.


Pics from the JOBS Act signing at the Rose Garden

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For all of you who wonder if it's still possible to make a difference in the World.  And in memory of my mother, who gave up so much so that I could be here.