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David Drake Media Kit

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About David Drake 

David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private-equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company.

 

Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 150+ global events a year.  One such was produced in April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He continues to advance innovative investing through his work as an international speaker and regular writer for major publications like Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He has co-authored the book Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World and  is the author of Crowd Fund Economics.

 

 

His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on such topics as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.

 

Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years.  Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based ARCHIVE Global, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York.

Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

 

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David Drake

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The Soho Loft Event Space

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David Drake with Per-Ove Engelbrecht in Rome 2012

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Early Days of The Soho Loft and David Drake with his father’s artwork in the background

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The Soho Loft Capital Creation Event series in New York 2012

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David Weild, former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and Congressman Patrick McHenry

being interviewed by David Drake, January 2012

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CFIRA and CFPA at the SEC – First Meeting April 2012

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Former SEC Chair Christopher Cox and David Drake at Newport event which Mr. Drake moderated

November 19, 2012

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US Trade Deputy Ambassador Miriam Sapiro and David Drake at the Transatlantic Economic Council

forum for SME Policy in Rome Friday, July 13, 2012

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David Drake moderates the JOBS Act, Dodd-Frank Act, Crowdfunding and Technology/Marketing panels at the American Prosperity Symposium Nov. 19 in Newport Beach, CA where Former US SEC Chair Christopher Cox is a Keynote Speaker

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To view the latest Prezi presentation on Crowdfunding by David Drake 

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