Can Crowdfunding and Social Networks Forge Ties to Kickstart the Economy? Huffingtonpost By April Rudin, January 31st, 2012

Crowdfunding is yet another example of America’s pent-up demand to “crowd together” for daily deals via GroupOn, to ‘Like” and “Friend” people via Facebook, to content share by tweeting and re-tweeting on Twitter… Continue reading

Crowdfunding Set to Explode with Passage of Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act Forbes By Adrienne Burke, February 29th ,2012

  Adrienne Burke, Contributor       28 comments, 25 called-out + Comment now Nearly $100 million in seed money was pledged last year to startups and creative projects through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.com–just… Continue reading

Crowdfunding Set to Explode with Passage of Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act Forbes By Adrienne Burke, February 29th ,2012

  Adrienne Burke, Contributor       28 comments, 25 called-out + Comment now Nearly $100 million in seed money was pledged last year to startups and creative projects through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.com–just… Continue reading

Crowd Funding: $22k raised for fracking documentary in 48 hours on KickStarter

This was a good example of how a documentary raised $185,000 and the first $22,000 was raised in 48 hours.  I encourage comments and sharing this success story Kickstarter had.  See the full… Continue reading

Jobs Act is a shot of Adrenaline to the US Economy

Jobs Act is a shot of Adrenaline to the US Economy

David Drake got a nice quote in this article by Marty Carpenter, Director of Communication for the Salt Lake Chamber.

“There is a lot of capital on the sidelines in the hands of everyday Americans,” said David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital in New York City and co-founder of TSLCC (The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events). “Social media now allows us to reach these newly entitled investors instantly. Crowd-investing has the potential to flood our small businesses with investment opportunities.” 

Please read the full article.  

Crowd Funding Transparency

Article Contributed by David Drake, LDJ CAPITAL Crowd Funding Transparency  The Global Private Company Marketplace (PCM) movement is focused on creating its Crowd Funding subsidiary as an asset class for institutional investors as well… Continue reading

Congressman Patrick McHenry, LDJ Capital Chairman David Drake and Jason Jones, HighStep Capital

We had a fascinating conversation about crowd funding and the Jobs Act bill 3606 as we know it today.  Here is a photo of us with Congressman Patrick McHenry from NYC Jan. 2012… Continue reading

The Soho Loft Capital Creation Series announcements

Can Crowdfunding and Social Networks Forge Ties to Kickstart the Economy? Huffingtonpost By April Rudin, January 31st, 2012 “David Drake”, one of the co-founders of “The Soho Loft Capital Creation Event Series”, is… Continue reading

Crowd and Cloud and Press News Q1 2012

Bad Girl Entrepreneur Candace Klein Launches SoMoLend Marketwatch By Cincinnati-Somolend, March 6th, 2012 Also, Klein is set to speak at the “Soho Loft’s Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference” to be held on Tuesday… Continue reading

Intl, Fund and Middle East Top 20 articles Q1, 2012 by LDJ Capital

International News Lord Rothschild and Prince Charles launch alternative energy venture Citywire By Sarah Miloudi, February 22nd, 2012 Lord Rothschild’s investment trust RIT Capital Partners has led a band of high profile investors… Continue reading