CrowdFundBeat is pleased to report the excluding conclusion of its third annual crowdfunding conference at the Computer History Museum which was held 4-5 March. The conference entitled the Rise of Alternative finance was attended by 250 crowdfunding practitioners, executives, educators and investors, all seeking updated insights on the exponentially growing marketplace finance phenomenon.
The program commenced three elucidating keynote talks by Tim Draper, legendary venture capitalist and leading proponent of Bitcoin (and destined to become the Jay Z of Bitcoin rap) , Ron Suber, the articulate voice and President of Prosper, a leading consumer marketplace platform, and the erudite Richard Swart, hailing from UC Berkeley and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The three provided perspective of current market conditions, but with unique insights on the mergers of technology and finance, as well as Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and future direction
The conference entailed ten panels, discussing topics from small business lending and real estate finance, regulatory and legal frameworks, retirement account investing, and federal policy insertion into the capital markets. The narrative was engaging and thought provoking as the conference’s agenda was to raise the level of conversation into where this market is headed in 2015 and beyond rather than merely report on the last three years of development.
For those that missed the event, CrowdFundBeat will be offering the video replay of the conference within the next week, available on its website, www.crowdfundbeat.com.
Lastly, for those with interest in the real estate crowdfunding environment, CrowdFundBeat announced the recent release of the 2015 Industry Report on Real Estate Crowdfunding, produced by Massolution, a leading market research firm.