UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

Barry James, an outspoken leader in the British crowdfunding community says it is important not to foul up crowdfunding now that it is gaining real traction there. He’s concerned about new regulation that has the potential to impact the community building aspects of crowdfunding.

Barry will join CrowdFundBeat at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 for an exclusive live discussion here.

See related event in UK’s Deep Impact conference http://www.crowdfundbeat.co.uk/uks-crowdfunding-event-the-open-era-is-capitalism-rebooting-friday-november-1-2013/

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Barry’s Bio:

Barry is Britain’s foremost commentator on all things Crowdfunding and founding editor of the TheCrowdfundingCentre.com

An ‘instigator’ and meta-connector who loves to collaborate and connect others.

A technologist, writer, conference chair, keynote speaker, campaigner and successful entrepreneur of three decades standing who’s become a leading champion and thought leader for Crowdfunding in the UK internationally. He employs his background in psychology and systems analysis to architect, design and engineer new business eco-systems, most often involving Crowdfunding and cloud and mobile technologies.

He co-founded The Social Foundation, a social enterprise, in 2012 to further research, education and policy initiatives into the new, post-crash economy and ‘Crowdonomics’. Together creating ‘Deep Impact’, the UK’s first national Crowdfunding conference, which led to formation of the highly influential Westminster Crowdfunding Forum which he helps lead.

He’s an award winning innovator with technology patents granted in the UK, USA & internationally. Co-founder & CEO of AngelRevolutions his cloud and mobile technology company.

A columnist for RealBusiness.co.uk he’s a frequent speaker and visiting lecturer on Crowdfunding entrepreneurship, and innovation and an experienced conference chair, event creator and organiser.

In 2010 he co-authored a report for the UK’s Information Commissioner on information security – or the lack of it – in the UKs SME sector.

He holds a degree in Psychology and Mathematics from Lancaster University and his interest include ‘disruption’, the co-evolution of the Internet with society globally, citizen entrepreneurship and the move to a post-industrial, open, collaborative, people-centred economy: and collaborative capitalism.

Skills and specialties: Innovation. Technology. Entrepreneur. Cloud. Strategy, Speaker, Writer, Conference Chair, Mentor, Online Marketing, Crowdfunding, Social Media, Social Media Marketing.

Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author of Crowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.

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