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WKXL’s Financial Spectrum: Guest Kim Wales

On January 7, 2014, host Bill Kearney explored the world of finance with Kim Wales, the founder and CEO of Wales Capital and CrowdBureau. They discussed the current status on the JOBS Act, the future and impact of equity and debt crowdfunding and new market opportunities.  Click the link to listen to the show.

Kim Wales speaks with Money Radio on Crowdfund Investments

January 6, 2014

What a great way to start the New Year with Industry Pioneer, Kim Wales speaking with Sinclair Noe on the Financial Review Show for “Money Radio.” Kim discusses the JOBS Act, Title II and Title III timelines, Innovation, Trends and Opportunities in the burgeoning new marketplace.  

Thirty – Second Annual SEC Government – Business Forum: Kim Wales

The Securities and Exchange Commission held the Thirty Second SEC Government – Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 21, 2013.  Kim Wales, a sought after thought leader on the JOBS Act and Crowdfund Investing. Kim was invited as a panelist and provided a presentation that can be downloaded.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has conducted this forum annually since 1982. The event provides small business, their advisors, and their investors with an opportunity to share perspectives and views on a variety of topics important to them.  This is an effective way for the agency and its staff to learn more about the important capital formation issues that the small business sector is facing.

Click here for the Panel Discussion: Crystal Ball: Now that you raised money, what’s next for the company and the markets?

 

The Michael Dresser Show guest Kim Wales

Crowdfunding expert Kim Wales discusses the 2013 Global Wrap-Up for Crowdfunding and also talks about the Innovation Generation on December 18, 2013 with Michael Dresser.

Listen to Live Interview

 

 

The State of Equity Based Crowdfunding

At this February 19 briefing, the nation’s principal leaders and experts on equity and debt‐based financing will provide an in‐depth review of the extensive build out and preparation that has taken place to help entrepreneurs’ access capital through online platforms, while protecting the investors who will finance these enterprises. The group will touch upon the global advancement of equity‐based crowdfunding, the significant challenges entrepreneurs still face in accessing capital and why it is vitally important that the SEC finalize JOBS Act rulemakings.

Moderator and Host: Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, SBE Council; Panel of Experts: Sherwood Neiss & Jason Best, architects of the crowdfund investing framework that became law through the JOBS Act and Principals of Crowdfund Capital Advisors; Candace Klein, Founder, Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend; Ryan Feit, Co‐Founder, SeedInvest; Vince Molinari, President, GATE Technologies; Sara Hanks, CEO, CrowdCheck; Chris Tyrell, Nehemiah Investments; Kim Wales, Founder of Wales Capital and Chair of the Crowdfunding Professional Association; Judy Robinett, Entrepreneur, Advisor to Early Stage CompaniesDoug Ellenoff, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, LLP; Chance Barnett, Founder, Crowdfunder

Watch the Press Conference:  StateofEquityBasedCrowdfunding.mp4

Bloomberg talks Crowdfunding with Kim Wales

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) — On today’s “Money Moves,” Bloomberg Television focuses on alternative assets and places where investors are investing their money outside of the traditional stock and bond markets. Live with Kim Wales, the founder of Wales Capital, a strategic business advisory firm and Candace Klein, founder of SomoLend, a debt based crowdfunding platform.

Kim is the Chair of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (www.cfpa.org).  Candace Klein is the Co-Chair of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (www.cfira.org)

(Source: Bloomberg)

Watch live: 

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/what-is-the-future-for-crowdfunding-SDn04ed2S6uUL2K

Jason Best at TEDx San Miguel de Allende on Crowdfund Investing

Published on Jan 7, 2013

Jason Best, one of the innovators of the crowdfunding model,
investigates why it has been so successful and suggests ways that it
will transform entrepreneurial endeavors in the future, thus
facilitating a new wave of startups and technologies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI_5a7jG7Ss&feature=youtu.be&goback=%252Egde_4615069_member_208953938

How America Works: Crowdfunding for Equity (VIDEO)

By AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO, www.careerfuel.net

Tom Szaky is a 30-year-old successful entrepreneur with a high growth, $15 million business. He, like many, believes that crowdfunding for equity—a new vehicle for raising capital, expected to be available in 2013—will make it substantially easier for small businesses to get off the ground and/or take their business to the next level. Hear Tom describe how this new avenue for fundraising could have helped him when he started out 10 years ago and how crowdfunding for equity may democratize the investment upside of early-stage companies. For anyone who doesn’t understand what crowdfunding for equity is and why they should care, Tom will put you “in the know”!

Help us tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to make it happen- click here to sign a petition  telling the SEC that we need them to finish the regulations on time (by the end of this year!) so that we can start raising money for our businesses and create jobs.

AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel, is a Board member of CFIRA, a leading advocacy group working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other affected governmental entities to help establish industry standards and best practices for equity based crowdfunding.

Video Production by Mayer Dubinsky Videography