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A Creative Way to Use Unspent Foreign Currency

A Creative Way to Use Unspent Foreign Currency

TravelersBox, an Israeli tech startup that assists travelers to deposit their excess foreign currency , has closed a series A funding round of $10 million. The funding round, led by Arbor Ventures, also attracted several existing investors including iAngels, Pitango Venture Capital, Global Blue, Pereg Ventures and IPE Ventures. According […]

Why a Hong Kong based Startup joins the SuperCharger

Why a Hong Kong based Startup joins the SuperCharger

Gatecoin, a bitcoin exchange startup based in Hong Kong, is participating in the SuperCharger Accelerator. The 12-week program for FinTech companies started on January 11 and will conclude in April, with a demonstration on the last day.  The SuperCharger Accelerator program is supported by Baidu, China’s leading web engine, as […]

How Radical Innovation is Threatening the Finance Industry

How Radical Innovation is Threatening the Finance Industry

For the finance industry, things are indeed becoming more and more difficult. Some would say it is going about things differently, but it appears that the harmonious period of continuous profits has ended. Low-interest rates and additional capital requirements have destroyed the exceptional profitability of local and international banks. Aside […]

President Obama Reaffirms Austin as an Entrepreneurial Hub

President Obama Reaffirms Austin as an Entrepreneurial Hub

Venture capital infusion in Austin-based companies has increased exponentially in 2015, according to the latest national study carried out by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The study shows that a total of 99 deals closed by Austin startups have received $740 million in venture capital funding last year, […]

Commonwealth Bank Decides to Collaborate rather than Compete with Fintech Disruptors

Commonwealth Bank Decides to Collaborate rather than Compete with Fintech Disruptors  

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has launched an Innovation Lab in Hong Kong as it looks forward to partnering up with fintech companies in Europe and Asia. The Bank is also planning for a London-based lab later this year. These follow the success of the Bank’s lab in Sydney. The […]

How Black Women VCs are Advocating for Culture Change in the Investment Landscape

How Black Women VCs are Advocating for Culture Change in the Investment Landscape

As conversations about boardroom diversity in tech sector continue, it is worth noting that less than 1 percent of women, or minority-led startups, access venture capital funds. Nevertheless, an increasing number of African American women investors are determined to change this mindset, and promote investments in companies that build diverse […]

Why Investors are Lining Up for FoodRocket

Why Investors are Lining Up for FoodRocket

LDJ Capital supports the Family Office Insights Investor Reception this February 9 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in New York City.   NEW YORK – Feb. 5, 2016 – Entrepreneurs, single and multi-family office investors, and business enthusiasts are expected to come together at the Orrick Law Offices in New York for […]

5 Key Benefits to Loving Your Work

5 Key Benefits to Loving Your Work

by David Drake   Life is a system that is interconnected in so many aspects, and your work is one of those aspects. Whether you are employed or running your own venture, I encourage you to love what you do since it is such an important part of your life. […]

Why 2016 promises to be a good year for VentureFounders

Why 2016 promises to be a good year for VentureFounders

VentureFounders, a UK-based early-stage equity crowdfunding platform, has successfully closed a financing round of £1.8 million for Cipher Surgical. The investment, which attracted 157 investors, has enhanced the platform’s mission of making venture capital and angel investing more accessible, transparent and affordable to UK businesses. VentureFounders was established in 2014 […]

Top Experts Give Valuable Advice in Realty AltFi

Top Experts Give Valuable Advice in Realty AltFi

Victoria Global, together with The Soho Loft Conferences, present Master Class II- Real Estate Alternative Financing (Realty AltFi) this February 17, from 9:30am until 5:00pm in New York City.   NEW YORK – Feb. 2, 2016 –Academia and media, professionals and investors, realty entrepreneurs, affiliated companies and service providers, institutional […]

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A Creative Way to Use Unspent Foreign Currency

TravelersBox, an Israeli tech startup that assists travelers to deposit their excess foreign currency , has closed a series A funding round of $10 million. The funding round, led by Arbor Ventures, also attracted several existing investors including iAngels, Pitango... read more

Why a Hong Kong based Startup joins the SuperCharger

Gatecoin, a bitcoin exchange startup based in Hong Kong, is participating in the SuperCharger Accelerator. The 12-week program for FinTech companies started on January 11 and will conclude in April, with a demonstration on the last day.  The SuperCharger Accelerator... read more

How Radical Innovation is Threatening the Finance Industry

For the finance industry, things are indeed becoming more and more difficult. Some would say it is going about things differently, but it appears that the harmonious period of continuous profits has ended. Low-interest rates and additional capital requirements have... read more

President Obama Reaffirms Austin as an Entrepreneurial Hub

Venture capital infusion in Austin-based companies has increased exponentially in 2015, according to the latest national study carried out by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The study shows that a total of 99 deals closed by... read more
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Why Investors are Lining Up for FoodRocket

LDJ Capital supports the Family Office Insights Investor Reception this February 9 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in New York City.   NEW YORK – Feb. 5, 2016 – Entrepreneurs, single and multi-family office investors, and business enthusiasts are expected to... read more

Top Experts Give Valuable Advice in Realty AltFi

Victoria Global, together with The Soho Loft Conferences, present Master Class II- Real Estate Alternative Financing (Realty AltFi) this February 17, from 9:30am until 5:00pm in New York City.   NEW YORK – Feb. 2, 2016 –Academia and media,... read more
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5 Key Benefits to Loving Your Work

by David Drake   Life is a system that is interconnected in so many aspects, and your work is one of those aspects. Whether you are employed or running your own venture, I encourage you to love what you do since it is such an important part of your life. This is... read more

Give Back, Pay Forward

by David Drake   Growing need for professional philanthropic assistance   Philanthropic assistance to wealthy families is fast becoming a top service provided by family offices today.  The explosion in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals in the world,... read more

A growth story in the midst of bad news

by David Drake 4 indicators that top real estate crowdfunding platforms will grow exponentially in 2016 Real estate crowdfunding is on the rise and is inarguably the hottest sector within the crowdfunding industry in the United States. In 2014, a total of $1 billion... read more

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2015 TRN Real Estate Crowdfunding Report

by Times Realty News Learn More Since our exclusive report on the Top 10  Realty #Crowdfunding Platforms in the US was published last year, significant changes have occurred in the industry within a short time frame. More platforms have been launched, many have experienced increased transaction volume, the industry landscape has become more competitive and the newly released regulation by the SEC is set to alter our understanding and practice of realty crowdfunding. Report is available in PDF format at $499. tce

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2014 TRN Real Estate Crowdfunding Report

by Times Realty News Learn More Real Estate Crowdfunding (RECF) is reshaping the market and changing the landscape by bringing a totally different dimension to fund raising, capital formation and public/investor engagement involving different kinds of real estate projects. Report is available in PDF format at $499. tce

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2015/2014 TRN Real Estate Crowdfunding Reports

by Times Realty News Learn More Dive into the top US Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms that waved their banners in 2014 and the emerging leaders in 2015. This COMBO offer of the two annual industry reports will show you the rapid changes, steady growth and the nuances among the different platforms, their services and the latest changes in the newly released regulations by the SEC which is set to make significant strides in our practice of real estate crowdfunding. Report bundle is available in PDF format at $599 only (SAVE $399!) tce

Books

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The Crowdfunding Economy

By David Drake

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Learn More “If a business has successfully crowdfunded itself already, it can show that it has found a real market for a viable product. Crowdfunding campaigns are great tools for validation. The success of the campaign reveals many things about the marketability of the product. From there, one can get the idea about the demographic of backers or supporters, and this also gives insight on new market channels to reach out.” – David Drake, “The Crowdfunding Economy” tce

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LIFEE Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives

by David Drake

(pre-order)

Learn More “Life is beautiful – no matter where it brings us. We just need to open our eyes and our hearts. It’s sad to note how an executive can fly from the corporate world of New York to the deserts of Dubai without registering a thing. And it’s amazing how one can walk around his or her block and come home with a bag of bread and cheese and many discoveries to tell and share.” – David Drake, “LIFEE” tce

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Disrupt You!

By Jay Samit Learn More Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses – including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Cirque du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams, Silly Putty, and many more – Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; for anyone with a big idea but with no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike. tce

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Burn Zones

By Jorge Newbery Learn More Burn Zonesis a story of playing life’s bad hands and overcoming adversity against the greatest of challenges. It’s an inspirational story of a man who was pushed to his mental and physical limits, and came out the other side even stronger. And, most of all, it’s a lesson that you can do the same. tce

Planet

Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World

Edited by Steven D. Strauss. Written by David Drake et al Learn More We are living in a world of incredible challenges and changes, and for both the entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur alike, this also means it is a world of ample opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of e-commerce and social media, there are now, today, more markets, tools, and opportunities for entrepreneurs than ever before. Even better: we are now also living in a world more predisposed to entrepreneurial solutions than ever, and we need those solutions—not just to create the Next Big Thing, but to solve the Next Big Problem. Every issue that individuals, communities, and nations face offers the entrepreneur the chance to make a difference. tce

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Crowdfunding and Other Animals

Edited by Barry E. James. Written by David Drake et al Learn More Crowdfunding has taken off like a rocket. Little wonder. Not only does it open up a whole world of new opportunities (including the capability to start a business without debt, without selling shares, with a full order book that’s fully funded) but it allows entrepreneurs and business-people to take back the reins from the passive banks that seem to be blocking the path for the real economy. It’s neither simple nor easy. But it is exciting and it is entrepreneurial. tce

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Investors of Italy

By David Drake and Alessandro M. Lerro Learn More Italy is home to a rich cultural wealth and astounding natural and architectural beauty. It is 8th among the world’s largest economies and 23rd among the most developed countries.  It is one of the best in terms of quality of life index and one of the top destinations in terms of tourism, real estate, restaurant and food industries. It is in fact the first nation in the world to pass its own law in equity crowdfunding. Drake and Lerro, the leading figure and authority in Italy on Equity Crowdfunding, will explore in this book the diversity, vitality and activity of the investors of Italy and the small and medium sized businesses that flourish because of them.

Magazines

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Family Offices Today

by Times Impact Publications Learn More According to Miller M. and D. Greenberg’s “The Richest People in America,” UHNW individuals are defined as those with $30 million or more in assets (liquid, illiquid, property, collectibles, and so forth.) The millionaire population has also increased 6.3% from 2012–2013 to 2.9 million. The world’s top 20 wealthiest individuals hold over $700 billion. And because of this, there is a worldwide increase in the number of single family offices (SFO) and multi-family offices (MFO) that manages the wealth of the UHNWs and their families. Family Offices Today chronicles the growth of the family offices and provide excellent resources as a guide and voice of the industry that attracts top-notch talent from diverse backgrounds.

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