Realty Mogul Gets A $9M Boost For Real Estate Crowdfunding

By David Drake Realty Mogul, lauded as one of the top real estate crowdfunding platforms just one year after its inception in 2013, has successfully raised $9 million for its platform in a Series A round led by Canaan Partners. This deal represents one of the largest Series A funding made by a female chief […]

Crowdsourcing Week at the Asian Hot Bed of Innovation

The Soho Loft and Victoria Global take a closer look at the marathon conference from April 7-11 in Singapore. Crowdsourcing is a catch-phrase for all online platforms, models and activities involving the power of moving people to: Create innovations outside of its own group or organization (Open Innovation) Collect all knowledge and information from many […]

Home of Innovation Bigwig Bill Gates is Venue for the Annual Crowdfunding Meetup

The Soho Loft sponsors the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders event in Palo Alto, CA. Silicon Valley, recognized as the birthplace of innovative ideas,  is the site for this year’s crowdfunders meetup forum. The 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders, organized by Sydney Armani of SV Crowd Fund Ventures, is happening on Thursday, 3 […]

Asia’s High-Powered Economy Hosts Conference on “Crowd Impact: Empowering Transformation”

The Soho Loft supports the Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 happening on Monday, 7 April 2014 at 6:00 PM until Friday, 11 April 2014 at 11:00PM in Singapore. The Soho Loft touches ground in Southeast Asia’s most high-flying financial center. Without a doubt Singapore has one of the best ever rising economies in that side of the […]

Post-Oscars Seminar on Real Estate Crowdfunding and Private Equity

-Mar. 4, 2014 LOS ANGELES, Calif.- The Soho Loft hosts this event on Monday, 3 March 2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Venice Canals Walkway in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. The buzz and hum after the Oscars 86th Academy Awards night is not just about to fade yet. David Drake, chairman and founder of The Soho Loft, […]

What’s Hot: David Drake Keynotes at the Real Estate Finance 2014: Crowdfunding & EB-5 Investments

Mar. 3, 2014 - NEW YORK – Center for Real Estate Studies at the New York Law School in Broadway hosted this event Wednesday, 26 February 2014.  Something hot is happening to beat the frosty chill of the month of February. The Center for Real Estate Studies at the New York Law School has invited David Drake, chairman and […]

Fundrise and Marcus Books: Crowdfunding the Nation’s Oldest African-American Owned Bookstore

Marcus Books, the historical bookstore in Fillmore District, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, leading Real Estate Crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. Fundrise is seeking accredited investors to help save a property with a historical bookstore known as Marcus Books and preserve affordable housing in downtown […]

Real Estate Crowdfunding Efforts to Save Oldest African-American Bookstore in the US

by David Drake Community participation will help stabilize the neighborhood an insure the future of this landmark renowned for hosting many jazz and literary greats. Crowdfunding is one of the latest methods of raising capital to start businesses, finance projects or fund causes.  Ushered in by Internet technology and powered by online social networks, this new […]

Eight years of ASSOB in Australia: Precursor to Equity Crowdfunding?

One country has been doing Equity Crowdfunding for 8 years. Here’s what they Learned By David Drake   Even before crowdfunding became a global phenomenon on the rise, investors in Australia had already been funding startups through equity investments that work a lot like crowdfunding. And they’ve been doing it for almost eight years: long […]

JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding

By David Drake   Under the proposed rules, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will create a new investor class by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding. These rules will lead to a democratized investment landscape profitable to entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, writers, and everyday Americans. Since everyone else can […]

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