4th Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference March 3-4

 

CrowdFundBeat  Media International welcomes you back to the premier conference on Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference on 3-4 March 2016, to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

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2016 may be considered the Year of an Equity Gold Rush, with new methodologies being introduced, such a Title III of the JOBS Act, and the maturation of certain models like P2P lending.  This conference will be centered on in-depth discussions on: the growing allocation into alternative investments by broader types of investors; the evolution of crowdfunding practices and their respective successes and failures; the expansion of real estate investing and financing through online platforms: and an outlook on the viability and exit strategies of many of the platforms who were hoping to piggyback Lending Club’s  and OnDeck Capital’s access of the public equities market.

We will also explore, in fact, debate, the promises and expectations of the JOBS Act, and whether this legislation has yielded higher levels of capital formation and employment for small to medium sized businesses.  As we are in an election year, might the JOBS Act’s progress, or lack thereof, impact the political cycle?

And there is much more.

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We are anticipating 400 attendees, and are welcoming sponsors for this exclusive event. Call 1 -888-580-6610

2016 Agenda:

Opening Comments

“State of the Industry”

  • Past, present and future
  • Unique happenings during 2015
  • Players to watch

Panel Ideas

Growing move to Alternative Investments

  • Shift in asset allocation
  • Challenges with the public equity and fixed income markets
  • Impact of crowdfunding and Title III
  • Availability to broader audiences

       Impact of Regulation A Plus

Small business formation and financing thereof

  • Banking industry and new shadow banks
  • Legislation and regulation overhang
  • Low levels of new company formation
  • Role of alternative marketplace finance platforms

Real estate crowdfunding

  • Size and changes in the industry seen in 2015
  • New and old players
  • Shifting business models
  • Role in the mortgage/housing finance space

JOBS Act revisited – DEBATE

  • Has it worked?  Was this a lot of political hype or did it result in new business formation and job creation at the SME level
  • Is the JOBS Act as much a litmus test to Democratic advancement as Obamacare?  Hype vs. Reality?
  • Look at funding sources and were they enabled by the legislation.
  • Has John Q. Public been able to benefit by access to earlier stage investment opportunities?
  • All the titles revisited –  I thru VI
  • What needs to be done to improve small business job formation
  • Will small business success be an impact on the presidential election in November, and through the primary season?

Crowdfunding evolved

  • Old and new models reviewed
  • Sustainability in models
  • Is the “Crowd” merely accrediteds moving on line
  • What is a platforms value proposition
  • Valuations for platforms have become depressed?  Lending Club, OnDeck
  • Financing and exits of platforms in 2016

CrowdFunding Workshop

Market driver
– Early access to capital
– For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market challenge
– Low penetration in developing countries
– For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend
– Domination of crowdfunding platforms
– For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report
– What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
– What are the key market trends?
– What is driving this market?
– What are the challenges to market growth?
– Who are the key vendors in this market space?
– What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
– What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Outlook for 2016 and beyond

 

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