David Drake

David Drake

David Drake

David Drake, founder of The Soho Loft, a subsidiary of the VC division of the Private Equity firm LDJ Capital, is one of the fathers of crowdsourcing and founded the US Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and US CrowdFunding Professional Association (CfPA).

Fluent in 6 languages and born in Sweden, he lobbied the JOBS Act to the EU Commission and was a U.S. Commerce delegate to Brussels and Rome in meetings with European Ministers and legislators at the Transatlantic Economic Council forum July 2012.

David presents regularly as an expert on financial innovation and impact investing at 150+ annual events. He speaks at the Thomson Reuters' Buyout Texas Private Equity conferences with KKR & Carlyle and regularly attends SEC hearings in Washington DC. He writes for a number of online publications including equities.com and pehub.com. David Drake also hosted the HBS Club NY, Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall Charity events for many years.

Articles by David Drake

Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and their local farms.

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Top 10 Crowdfunders for Equity USA

Here are our 2013 preliminary top US crowd funders contestants pending the legalization of Crowd Funding for Equity under the JOBS Act. We will do a follow up article in a months time to show additional names and order of strength between the leading brands in North America.

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