A surge of financial innovation, guided by shifting trends in communications, advancements in technology and a new regulatory landscape, has triggered sweeping changes across the entire financial services sector. Today’s global equity and debt markets are being redefined through a growing movement known as Crowdfinance where capital is derived by the pooling of monies from a large crowd of individual investors as opposed to big institutions and Government entities.

As the flow of capital becomes increasingly more democratized through rising asset classes such as peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending as well as equity-crowdfunding, a floodgate of opportunities is opening for investment bankers, financial advisors, fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, financial consultants and investors of all sizes.

Join us in NYC on December 17, 2013 for Wall Street’s inaugural Crowdfinance conference where financial veterans and industry leaders will provide participants with the resources necessary to capitalize in a financial services industry undergoing rapid transformation.

Crowdfinance 2013 will feature a powerful lineup of keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, game-changing exhibitors and exclusive networking.

Key discussion points will include:

  • ·   The demise of the small cap IPO & the Rise of Crowdfinance
  • ·   The new path of capital formation
  • ·   Raising private equity within the current regulatory framework (Pre Title III Crowdfunding): Reg D Crowdfunding, PIPRs, Intrastate Crowdfunding and P2B Lending
  • ·   Redefining Accredited Investors
  • ·   The Revolution in Financial Data: Making Private Company Offering Data Accessible to the Public
  • ·   Crowdfinanced Public Offerings – The Future of IPOs
  • ·   Funding Crowdfinance with Self-Directed IRAs: The $5 Trillion Opportunity
  • ·   The Secondary Markets for Crowdfinance
  • ·   The technological innovation fueling the market & forming the infrastructure


Keep checking back as we continue to add more industry experts to our roster!

  • Steven M.H. Wallman
    Board Member, FOLIOfn
  • Andrew Klein
    Founder, Wit Capital
  • Debra Walton
    Chief Content Officer, Financial & Risk
    Thomson Reuters
  • David Weild
    Founder, CEO & Chairman, IssuWorks
  • Kay Koplovitz
    Founder, USA Network
    Chairman & CEO - Koplowitz & Company
    Chairman & Co-founder,
    Springboard Enterprises
  • Ron Suber
    Head of Global Institutional Sales
    Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
  • Tim Sullivan
    CEO and Principal, MicroVentures
  • Michael Markowski
    Founder, Global Financial News Network
  • Greg Vigrass
    President, Folio Institutional
  • Keir Gumbs
    Partner, Covington Burling
  • Larry Chiavaro
    Executive Vice President
    First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC
  • Mark Elenowitz
    CEO and Founder, TriPoint Global Equities
  • Dara Albright
    Chief Communications Officer, Crowdnetic
  • Luan Cox
    Co-Founder & CEO, Crowdnetic
  • Mitch Littman
    Founding Partner, Littman Krooks LLP
  • Joseph Bartlett
    Special Counsel, McCarter & English LLP
  • Douglas S. Ellenoff
    Ellenoff Grossman & Schole
  • Peter Renton
    Founder, Lend Academy
  • James A. Jones
    VP of Business Development
    Kingdom Trust Co.
  • Doug Lawson
    CEO & Co-Founder, Kingdom Trust Company
  • Bruce Ryan
    Vice Chairman
  • Richard Salute
    Consultant, Former Managing Partner
    Cohn Reznick
  • Gene Massey
    Chariman & CEO, MediaShares
  • Kathryn Petralia
    Co-Founder, Kabbage
  • Jonathan Medved
    Founder & CEO, OurCrowd
  • Steve Ferrando
    Founder & CIO, CrowdClear
  • Jilliene Helman
    Founder & CEO, RealtyMogul.com
  • Sally Outlaw
    Founder, Crowdfund Academy & Peerbackers
  • Sam Hodges
    Founder & Managing Director,
    Funding Circle USA
  • Blaine McLaughlin
    Vice President, FOLIOfn Inc
    Head of Business Development,
    Folio Institutional & Investing
  • Benjamin Miller
    Co-Founder, Fundrise
  • Jeffrey Bekiares
    Co-Founder & COO, SparkMarket
  • Adam Lee
    Co-Founder & CEO, Bohemian Guitars
  • Rudy Sahay
    Founder, Principal Investment, Guggenheim Partners
  • Ethan Senturia
    Co-Founder & CEO, Dealstruck
  • Ethan Silver
    Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Marcus Cannady
    VP, Marketing & Development, SparkMarket


The Attendees

We expect approximately 250 attendees comprised of investment bankers, financial advisors, fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, financial consultants, credentialed members of the financial media and investors of all sizes.

To request a complimentary press pass, please contact us at events@nowstreetwire.com


Crowdfinance 2013 sponsors receive extensive brand exposure to a core audience of investment professionals. To inquire about sponsoring this high profile event, please contact us at events@nowstreetwire.com

The Venue

The Kickoff Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Covington & Burling begins at 6pm on December 16th at:
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 43rd Floor

The conference begins at 730am on December 17th at:
Thomson Reuters Conference Center
3 Times Square, 30th Floor

We have a limited number of discounted rooms held for attendees at the nearby Intercontinental Times Square Hotel at 300 West 44th Street. Please click here to reserve your hotel room at the discounted rate.

Please contact us at events@nowstreetwire.com for further details.


Crowdfinance 2013 Presentations
Presentation - How Crowdfinance is REpaving the Path of Capital Formation
By Dara Albright, Chief Communications Officer of Crowdnetic and Founder of NowStreet
Presentation - Intrastate Crowdfunding Setting the Crowdfunding Precedent for the Nation
Jeff Bekiares, Co-founder of SparkMarket and Marcus Cannady, VP of Marketing & Development of SparkMarket
Adam Lee of Bohemian Guitars LLC, the Nation’s First Unaccredited Equities-Crowdfunded Offering
Presentation - From Startups to Large Caps – Benefiting From Reward-Based Crowdfunding During Every Stage of a Company's Lifecycle
By Sally Outlaw, Co-founder of Peerbackers
Presentation - The REinvention of Public Equity Markets
By David Weild IV, Founder & CEO of Weild & Co., Head of Capital Markets Thought Leadership at Grant Thornton & Former Vice Chair Chairman of NASDAQ
Event Dedication presented by Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Enterprises
Presentation - Opportunities and Challenges Under the Jobs Act
By Andy Klein, CEO of Spotzer, Founder of Wit Capital
Presentation – Crowdfinance – Where the Money Will Be Made
VIDEO: How Crowdfinance is impacting global Financial markets
By Michael Markowski of GFNN
Presentation – How P2P & Online Lending are REdefining Global Credit Markets
By Peter Renton, Founder of Lend Academy & Co-founder of LendIt
Presentation – How P2P Ignited the New Crowd Driven Economy
By Ron Suber, Head of Institutional Sales at Prosper MarketPlace
Presentation – Funding Crowdfinance with Self-Directed IRAs: The $5 Trillion Opportunity
By James A. Jones, Founder of The Self Directed IRA Institute and Doug Lawson, CEO of Kingdom Trust
Presentation – The Secondary Markets for Crowdfinance
By Steven M.H. Wallman, Chairman of Folio Institutional & former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The Host

Owned and operated by Crowdnetic, the premier centralized hub for real-time market data aggregated from p2p, crowdfunding and angel platforms around the world, NowStreet Wire is the preeminent resource for education and insight into the burgeoning industry of global crowdfinance. Symbolizing a new Wall Street, NowStreet Wire connects crowdfinancial products with investors while delivering information, news and cutting-edge market commentary across multiple media outlets including newsletters, webinars, broadcasts and conferences.

NowStreet is most known for its cutting-edge commentary and acclaimed financial events that introduce crowdfinancing mechanisms and emerging asset classes to Wall Street. Some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry as well as the legislature have participated in NowStreet events. Our programs help issuers, investors as well as conventional financial service providers capitalize during this unprecedented period of financial industry disruption and regulatory reform.





Live Broadcast Tickets

For a limited time only, the Live Broadcast of Crowdfinance 2013 is offered at a reduced rate of $75

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