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Crowd Valley co-founder, Paul Higgins' presentation on 'Equity Crowdfunding' at an Imperial College London event on April 16th 2013. ...

Crowd Valley co-founder, Paul Higgins' presentation on 'Equity Crowdfunding' at an Imperial College London event on April 16th 2013.

The event was part of Imperial's Best Practice Series on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design.

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Equity Crowdfunding - Imperial College London Apr 2013 Equity Crowdfunding - Imperial College London Apr 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Equity Crowd Funding© Imperial College Business SchoolBest Practice Series 20131
  • • Challenges in equity crowdfunding• Funding early-stage startups• Equity crowdfunding beyond startups16th April 2013© Imperial College Business SchoolEquity Crowd Funding2
  • • GrowVC.com – the global marketplace for startup funding• Founded 2009• “Everyone Funding Startups”– 2011 - $25M raised– 5,000+ startups– 190+ countries– Several raised rounds, first exits• Spun out Crowd Valley in 2012© Imperial College Business School 3Equity Crowd Funding
  • © Imperial College Business School 4Equity Crowd Funding• Cintep (Australia): First $100,000 from equity crowdfunding
  • • Grow VC Group structured around new financial models© Imperial College Business School 5Equity Crowd FundingFinance andServicesInfrastructure InvestmentPortfolio
  • • Regulatory Activities– US Delegation in Transatlantic Economic Forum– Cooperation with Singapore Government InvestmentCompany, UKTI, etc.– Crowdfunding Regulatory Intermediary Association (CFIRA)– Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA)– National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA)– European Crowdfunding Network (ECN)– Cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)© Imperial College Business School 6Equity Crowd Funding
  • © Imperial College Business School 7Equity Crowd Funding• H.R. 3606: Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act)• Title II– Online Solicitation of AccreditedInvestors– This part opens possibility market,sell and trade private securities inmarket places– This part can have more importantinfluence on later funding phasesthan the early phase crowdfunding• Title III– Crowdfunding with non-accreditedinvestors
  • © Imperial College Business School 8Equity Crowd Funding• Equity crowdfunding has now provided over $200m0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200Funds raised / $mAustralian Small Business Offerings Board Grow VC CircleUp CrowdCube Seedrs Symid
  • • Equity crowdfunding goes beyond startups– Expanding a mezzanine fund for Oil & Gas investments inRio de Janeiro– Providing liquidity for existing shareholders in high-techcompanies in Auckland– Doctors financing R&D for new medical device companiesin Sydney– Alumni supporting their university’s entrepreneurship in SanFrancisco– Offering investment opportunities in real estate in London– Connecting traders of precious stones with professionalinvestors in New York© Imperial College Business School 9Equity Crowd Funding
  • • Crowdfunding ahead– Powerful and informative provider of data– Efficient marketplaces in diverse sectors– Integration with the rest of the ecosystem• Universities• Incubators• Angel investors• VCs• Institutional funds– Co-investment models• Active• Passive© Imperial College Business School 10Equity Crowd Funding
  • Paul HigginsCo-founder, Crowd Valleypaul@crowdvalley.com16th April 2013© Imperial College Business SchoolEquity Crowd Funding11
  • Crowd Funding© Imperial College Business SchoolBest Practice Series 201312