Paul Niederer

Paul Niederer

Paul Niederer

Paul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities on peer to peer investing and equity based crowdfunding investment. He has personally been involved in over $60 million of transactions with 80 different companies seeking capital. With the intense interest in the Crowdfunding provisions of the U.S. Jobs Act Paul is intimately involved in advising a number of parties in how to structure their funding portals and processes, and how ASSOB has had a fraud free existence through hundreds of raises.

He regularly presents seminars on Equity based Capital Raising for early stage and growth businesses and is a Council member of the CFIRA: Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates

Paul’s day job as CEO of ASSOB is supporting high growth companies and investors in obtaining funding through Peer to Peer investing.

Articles by Paul Niederer

What will Crowdfunding Look Like in 2020

From the editor: Paul Niederer, one of the top 10 global experts on crowdfunding throws light on how crowdfunding will evolve by 2020. Reposted from Paul’s blog. Looking 6 years into the future, what can we expect crowdfunding to be in 2020.  Firstly, the word “crowdfunding” will have virtually disappeared:  Peer to peer transactions will have become the norm. (Same thing happened with the term social networking. Thats just the way most people communicate now and few call it social networking.) Secondly, equity crowdfunding will have moved more towards the “instant gratification”: Taking a leaf out of rewards based crowdfunding offers and be reflected as follows: Royalty based crowdfunding will draw business away from equity crowdfunding as computer systems can monitor and manage complex royalty disbursements Large companies will use crowdfunding...

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Crowdfunding and Innovation

Many a good innovation dies on the vine due to the lack of funds to make a prototype or take it to market. Crowdfunding is bridging this gap. The main idea with reward and equity crowdfunding is that the innovators and their helpers set up a fund raise as a new project on a crowdfunding platform. The innovators, now promotors, invite others to assist them with funding their goal within a specified timeframe. Most projects have a funding goal that if reached makes their project worthwhile. Depending on whether the crowdfunding is donation, reward or equity based backers receive a gift, product, a good feeling or shares. In a recent Indiegogo presentation I attended it became obvious to attendees that reward crowdfunding is not just about the money. Innovationis at the core of...

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