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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.

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

  1. 1. Equity Crowd Funding © Imperial College Business School Best Practice Series 2013 1
  2. 2. • Challenges in equity crowdfunding • Funding early-stage startups • Equity crowdfunding beyond startups 16th April 2013 © Imperial College Business School Equity Crowd Funding 2
  3. 3. • 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 3 Equity Crowd Funding
  4. 4. © Imperial College Business School 4 Equity Crowd Funding • Cintep (Australia): First $100,000 from equity crowdfunding
  5. 5. • Grow VC Group structured around new financial models © Imperial College Business School 5 Equity Crowd Funding Finance and Services Infrastructure Investment Portfolio
  6. 6. • Regulatory Activities – US Delegation in Transatlantic Economic Forum – Cooperation with Singapore Government Investment Company, 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 6 Equity Crowd Funding
  7. 7. © Imperial College Business School 7 Equity Crowd Funding • H.R. 3606: Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act) • Title II – Online Solicitation of Accredited Investors – This part opens possibility market, sell and trade private securities in market places – This part can have more important influence on later funding phases than the early phase crowdfunding • Title III – Crowdfunding with non-accredited investors
  8. 8. © Imperial College Business School 8 Equity Crowd Funding • Equity crowdfunding has now provided over $200m 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 Funds raised / $m Australian Small Business Offerings Board Grow VC CircleUp CrowdCube Seedrs Symid
  9. 9. • Equity crowdfunding goes beyond startups – Expanding a mezzanine fund for Oil & Gas investments in Rio de Janeiro – Providing liquidity for existing shareholders in high-tech companies in Auckland – Doctors financing R&D for new medical device companies in Sydney – Alumni supporting their university’s entrepreneurship in San Francisco – Offering investment opportunities in real estate in London – Connecting traders of precious stones with professional investors in New York © Imperial College Business School 9 Equity Crowd Funding
  10. 10. • 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 10 Equity Crowd Funding
  11. 11. Paul Higgins Co-founder, Crowd Valley paul@crowdvalley.com 16th April 2013 © Imperial College Business School Equity Crowd Funding 11
  12. 12. Crowd Funding © Imperial College Business School Best Practice Series 2013 12

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