Investment and crowdfunding sectors have launched a webinar series

Paul Stannard, Chairman of World Digital Foundation

The crowdfunding and investment industries are coming together for a series of webinars.

The webinars are covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including private securities trading and the change in investing since the JOBS Act, plus exploring and evaluating the ongoing crowdfunding revolution that is going on in the USA and around the world.

The JOBS Act kickstarted the democratization of private securities through investment crowdfunding for many early-stage and high-growth private startup companies, as well as more established private companies that have ambitious goals to expand at scale in the future.

Expansive growth predicted for the industries

The emergence of Regulation CF means that you can fund raise up to $5 million a year while Regulation A+ capital offerings allows private companies to raise up to $75 million a year.

They have accelerated the growth of crowd funding. Investment monitoring platform Pitchbook says that the global CF market grew by 1121% last year, from $8.61bn to $113.52bn.

Forbes reported that the private securities market in 2021 would reach $7tn, and forecasts it to grow to $30 trillion by 2030, in a market that has, in the USA alone, 27m private companies.

Investing in private securities, equity crowdfunding and secondary trading could become the largest investment and trading opportunity transformation of the next few years and beyond.

Some private companies progress from a Regulation CF (crowdfunding) raise to an institutional offering while others prefer to be able to raise $75m a year using Regulation A+.

Regulation D (506c) is available for accredited investors and is being frequently paired with a Reg CF offering. Some crowdfunded firms have become successful publicly traded firms.

Major industry stakeholders give their insights

Andrew Dix, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Crowded Media Group and Publisher of Crowdfund Insider, the organisers of the webinar series offered more insights.

“We are incredibly excited to get started on this webinar series with World Digital Foundation, our fellow enthusiastic and beloved event organisers and investment data specialists.”

“The private securities market is starting to transform and crowdfunding, along with secondary trading of private securities will accelerate that, but as with any emerging market, the importance of strong regulation can help to give more security and trust to the ecosystem.”

The investment and crowdfunding series is gaining attention, with a stellar program and some of the leading figures and companies joining the webinar panel discussions every month.

This broadens the discussion while continuing to educate and inform the financial markets.

Shari Noonan, the CEO and Co-Founder of broker-dealer Rialto Markets, who specialise in private securities, crowdfunding and regulated ATS secondary trading also offered her views.

“This webinar series will be an excellent opportunity for many investors, issuers and industry professionals to learn more about the crowdfunding revolution currently in progress.”

Etan Butler, the Chairman of Dalmore Group is excited about the webinar’s prospects. “We have been raising capital now for many years for high growth private companies.”

“We have experienced a great deal of change in the financial markets ever since the JOBS Act of 2012 and crowdfunding is really opening up, not only in the US but around the world.”

“Dalmore has successfully onboarded nearly 200 Reg A+ issuers, and we pride ourselves on leading the way for primary issuance and secondary market trading of private securities.”

“We are very delighted to support this timely investment and crowdfunding webinar series.”

Nirvana Patel, the Chief Compliance Officer of Prime Trust also appreciated the webinars.

“As an infrastructure provider, we help companies raise capital by bringing together diverse participants in the crowdfunding industry. We are excited to be part of a forum that brings those same participants together to share knowledge and drive the industry forward.”

Paul Stannard, the Chairman of World Digital Foundation, who are the event organisers for this webinar series with Crowdfund Insider expressed his excitement and approval of the series.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Crowdfund Insider as it has a great reputation in the sector and our team have been organising these types of events for many years.”

“Our data division is able to add a huge amount of additional audience reach through its investor community, made up of Reg CF, Reg A+ and Reg D investors, as well as family offices and other accredited investors, who will be invited to join the program of monthly events.”