May 12, 2020 • 9M

Crowdfunding Expert Discusses Options for Small Businesses - #plugintodevin

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#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for Congress Guest: Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss Issue: Access to capital. I have a vested interest in the success of the JOBS Act. We need more eyes, ears and dollars focused on small businesses. Bio: Mr. Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Title III of the U.S. JOBS Act to legalize equity and lending-based crowdfunding. He is in the forefront of the crowdfunding industry, as the co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (“CCA”). CCA is a consulting firm serving certain governments and multi-lateral organizations including Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, governments of Chile, Malaysia, Israel, and the UAE, professional investors, crowdfunding professionals and the entrepreneurial community. Mr. Neiss co-authored the World Bank’s research report “Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World” and the MIF report “Creating a Crowdfunding Ecosystem in Chile.” He also co-authored “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies.” He is the creator of CCLEAR, a database of online investment offerings. Data and analysis from CCLEAR has been used in SEC reports and to drive proposed rules. Mr. Neiss serves on the advisory boards of several crowdfunding companies. He is a co-founder and former-board member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association and the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates. Mr. Neiss was selected as a recipient of the Crowdfunding Visionary Award. VentureBeat listed Mr. Neiss as one of the most influential thought leaders in crowdfunding. Prior to CCA, Mr. Neiss co-founded FLAVORx, Inc., acted as its chief financial officer, won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as the Inc. 500 award three years in a row. Website: Twitter: @woodien Linkedin: #plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol