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October 25, 2013 – Gate Global Impact announced at the recent United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit a plan to feature select companies from the U.N.’s soon-to-be-launched Social Enterprise Action Hub on the Gate Global Impact GATEWAY Platform, a crowdfunding platform for social entrepreneurs to pitch impact investors.
Vince Molinari, CEO of GATE Global Impact, will join me at 3:00 PM Eastern on October 25, 2013 to discuss the program live here to discuss the announcement.
According to GATE:
GATE Global Impact INC is an impact investing-focused electronic regulatory compliant marketplace that provides market infrastructure and related services for the emerging Impact Investment industry – public and private investments with a sustainable social and/or environmental component that also may generate a healthy rate of financial return. All securities are offered through GATE US LLC, a New York-based broker dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC.
About Mr. Molinari from the GATE website:
As founder and chief executive officer of GATE Technologies, Mr. Molinari has been the driving force behind GATE’s mission to create new market infrastructure that brings transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets. He is responsible for GATE’s strategic planning and business initiatives, including corporate alliances and strategic partnerships. His vision is based on a core belief that “actionable knowledge” drives investments, and that technology can close the gap between traditional and emerging alternative markets. Vincent believes opening the private market for investment can spearhead economic growth and job creation. The company’s initiatives in Impact Investing reflect Vincent’s commitment to bringing positive change through financial innovation.
Vincent is also the founder of Global Access Holdings LLC, a financial media and analytics company, which identified a global trend line of illiquid securities and the potential market need for alternative asset trading platforms. Prior to Global Access Holdings, he was chairman & CEO of Burlington Capital Markets LLC, a financial services company specializing in institutional execution services and investment banking activities. In addition, he co-founded Inculab, a technology business incubator. Vincent began his career at Lehman Brothers Inc., and has also held senior positions at Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., and Ridgewood Capital Funding, LLC.
Vincent is a Founding Board Member and Co Chairman of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) which was established by the crowdfunding industry’s leading platforms and experts to work with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other affected governmental and quasi-governmental entities on establishing industry standards and best practices. He is also a Co-Founder and Executive Committee Board Member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a leading trade organization for the Crowdfund industry. Vincent was named as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Business Crowdfunding in Forbes.