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Johan Gorecki, Co-Founder of Skype Joins David Drake at The Soho Loft

The Soho Loft has a new strong board advisor and strategic partnership with Johan Gorecki, Co-Founder of Skype 

The Soho Loft is please to officially announce our partnership and board advisory with Johan Gorecki, Globe Forum. Mr. Gorecki’s entrepreneurial career has included working as Co-Founder of Skype. Today, as Founder and CEO of Globe Forum, he helps entrepreneurs find partners and investors that will bring their ideas to life. Mr. Gorecki has accepted a Board Advisory position with The Soho Loft and will be helping The Soho Loft Founder and CEO, David Drake spearhead The Soho Loft’s European initiatives to educate and connect with entrepreneurs and crowd funding investors globally.

Globeforum, an internationally recognized marketplace for sustainable innovation, is owned by Bonnier one of Europe’s biggest media houses.  The Soho Loft is thrilled to partner up with Johan Gorecki and Bonnier as this will result in global expansions for all parties involved.  Globe Forum has 15,000 members.

“I am excited to partner with The Soho Loft on these events for global expansion, “ says Johan Gorecki, Founder and CEO of Globe Forum, “I have always prided myself on connecting innovators and entrepreneurs focused on sustainability with partners and investors at Globe Forum. The Soho Loft discussions on Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act [Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act signed into law April 5, 2012 by President Obama] will help entrepreneurs think outside the box about financing.”

David Drake in the Transatlantic Economic Forum

David Drake, CEO of The Soho Loft a holding company of LDJ Capital, and founder of Crowd Funding Intermediary Regulatory Advocacy (CFIRA), was selected to represent the U.S. Commerce Department in Brussels July 10 and Rome July 12-13 at a two-day workshop with European Ministers.  Mr. Drake is helping shape crowd funding for global implementation and represented The Soho Loft European initiative.  This includes institutionalizing crowd funding strategies internally for fortune 1000 in every country as well as structuring hedge fund and venture capital strategies through crowd funding to create jobs in any given country.  “The JOBS Act entails many capital formation solutions for SMEs from Title I onramp IPO where firms under $1 billion in revenue have five years before they have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Act, compliance fees of Regulation A amendments, to Regulation D, 506 exemption which removes a 79 year old solicitation ban.  These are powerful capital formation rulings which the SEC is working with us on to undertake and create efficient new laws and processes.” say Mr. Drake.

Mr. Gorecki was an early advocate of “crowd sourcing” and he creating the online meeting place www.globeforum.se back in 2003.  It’s Sweden’s only crowd sourcing platform for innovation and they monitor news on sustainable development.  Globe Forum encourages innovators and investors to share ideas online but also meet face-to-face at seminars and workshops.  David spoke at Globe Forum 2012 which took place April 26 at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.  Here is the video link: http://www.thesoholoft.com/our-platform/videos/

“The Soho Loft is happy to be partnering with Johan Gorecki as he has the vision to see the potential between cross-Atlantic cooperation for SMEs,” added Mr. Drake “It’s been in the works for a while and am thrilled to take the leadership knowledge created in the US and present it to leading countries in Europe.  These events provide opportunities for global knowledge exchange and funding formation that will aid small and medium sized businesses to grow faster.  Gorecki’s ideas and our global leadership vision are aligned.“

 

ABOUT THE SOHO LOFT

The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events “TSL”, subsidiary of LDJ Capital, is a world leader in conference speaking and paneling on crowd funding and the JOBS Act (Jump Start Opportunities for Business StartUps) Act signed into law by President Obama April 5, 2012. TSL provides education and leadership to startups, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the areas of capital formation, crowd funding, angel networking, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, microfinance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. In 2012 TSL is hosting 60 finance-focused events and expects to double the events to 120 in 2013. David Drake Founder and CEO of TSL co-founded the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and is a representative of the U.S. Commerce delegation to Brussels and Rome with European Ministers and legislators. Overall mission is to bring global awareness and develop infrastructure to facilitate countries’ capital formation, innovation and job creation. For more information, visit www.thesoholoft.com.

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