New partnership to provide crowd funding opportunities for start-ups
San Francisco, CA., 28th September, 2012 – EFactor Corp. the world’s largest entrepreneurial community, today announced its partnership with New York based The Soho Loft (TSL), a global event platform that strives to promote and advance strategic and diligent mainstream and alternative investing for start-ups, entrepreneurs and SMEs. The new partnership will provide EFactor Corp.entrepreneur members with exclusive access to financial and funding experts and speakers for the company’s global events.
EFactor is a social network and virtual marketplace connecting over 1 million entrepreneurs and 25,000 investors both on and offline throughout the world. With its custom built matching algorithm, EFactor helps entrepreneurs to develop, build, grow and improve every aspect of their business, from securing funding and building a supply chain, through to sales and marketing and acquisition and mergers.
David Drake, founder and CEO of The Soho Loft commented, “The momentum of organising events with EFactor’s 1,000,000 plus members globally will give us the reach to educate more people and more rapidly, on how to leverage the JOBS Act and specifically how to use crowd funding for start ups. The vision of EFactor is exactly the direction we want entrepreneurs to share. It starts with education and EFactor is increasing its footprint globally with 100 plus events a year. The Soho Loft will fuel that with new tools and corporate strategy. We encourage the crowd sourcing services out there to reach out to us and see how we can get you involved with us and EFactor”.
Marion Freijsen, Co-Founder and COO of EFactor added, “We are delighted to be partnering with The Soho Loft, to be able to increase the value of services we can offer to the EFactor entrepreneurial community. Crowd funding is an excellent option for start ups, making use of online and offline networks to attract informal and professional investors to invest in their idea or company. The idea behind crowd funding is to generate investments from the masses, and get lots of small amounts of money from a large number of individuals.”
TSL seeks to provide relevant education and visionary leadership training in the areas of capital formation, crowd funding, angel networking, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, micro-finance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. All creative investing solutions are focused in allowing start-ups and SMEs to optimise all opportunities to grow their business through product/service/market/human resource innovation while seeking to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All of which are directed to creating a new part to socio-economic prosperity.
Marion Freijsen continued, “This new agreement with The Soho Loft gives EFactor members exposure to the people driving the funding space and will supply expert speakers at our events on funding and financing topics around the world. EFactor’s aim is to help entrepreneurs to grow their business and we will continue to seek strategic partnerships with leading experts to bring more expertise and knowledge to improve our social platform for our members.”
To find out more about funding and financing events near you, see http://www.efactor.com/toolbox/events/
About The Soho Loft
The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events (“TSL”) is a global event platform that strives to promote and advance strategic and diligent mainstream and alternative investing for start-up entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. TSL seeks to provide relevant education and visionary leadership training in the areas of capital formation, crowd funding, angel networking, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, micro-finance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. All creative investing solutions are focused in allowing the start-ups and SMEs to optimize all opportunities to grow their business through product/service/market/human resource innovation while seeking to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All of which are directed to creating a new path to socio-economic prosperity.
David Drake, founder and CEO of TSL, a subsidiary of LDJ Capital, has co-founded the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) towards these goals. He is also a representative of the U.S. Commerce delegation to Brussels and Rome with European Ministers and legislators at the Transatlantic Economic Council forum in July 2012. Overall, TSL’s mission is to bring global awareness and develop infrastructure to facilitate the country’s capital formation, innovation and job creation. As such, The Soho Loft operates as
the leading global corporate strategy adviser.
For more information, visit www.thesoholoft.com
About EFactor Corp
EFactor Corp., the world’s largest entrepreneurial community, provides its members with the people, tools, marketing and expertise to succeed and make real, trustworthy and lasting connections. At the core of EFactor is a strong algorithm that allows members to not only connect with a lot of people, but with the right people. In addition, EFactor provides knowledge, funding access and resources to reduce business costs, delivered through a unique mix of online social networking and offline domestic and international events.
EFactor has over one million members in 185 countries across 90 industries. It is incorporated and headquartered in San Francisco.
EFactor Corp. is also the parent company to a number of subsidiary service organisations including: MCC International, a UK communications and public relations agency; EQmentor, a company that delivers matching software for mentors to find the best mentees. In addition, it develops a partnership with companies such The Soho Loft, a global event platform where attendees assemble in order to exchange ideas and opportunities that will help reshape capital markets and stimulate economic growth.
For more information, visit http://www.efactor.com
Stuart Tarrant/Fiona Brewer
Tel: +44 2380 111 977
EFactor email: www.efactor.com/stuart / www.efactor.com/fiona