The Soho Loft, TSL, has organized a capital market and crowdfunding conference in Los Angeles on March 13 and 14. In this remarkable moment in history, the U.S. regulatory environment, its capital markets and the innovation that drives those markets are simultaneously on the threshold of dramatic change. Grow VC is participating in the event panel and Grow VC’s Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen is speaking at the event. His presentation “Models and approaches to building the new sustainable finance sector” highlights new models to develop in the finance and funding markets, and make it more effective, transparent and democratic.
Crowdfunding is not only one investment instrument; it is fundamentally linked to changes in the work environment, business models and the economy. All people are becoming entrepreneurs in some way. They can work in several roles for several companies. All of society and business life will consist of networks in some shape or form. GrowVC’s Networks Program has been developing affiliate networks all over the world with the ability to interconnect with the other networks. Using the new GrowVC investment model, ‘Go With The Crowd’, anyone can invest in startups using our managed investment program which essentially tops off the remaining 30% of funding being sought by startups who have already raised the first 70%. One individual can have many roles: be an investor, be an entrepreneur or work on their own time. Innovation is the driver for employment, growth and better life globally.
Some are concerned with the challenges facing crowdfunding, such as the average person’s capability to evaluate investment opportunities or the possibility of falling prey to fraud. These are relevant concerns and all crowdfunding services work in order to develop tools and models to minimize the risks for all participants involved in crowdfunding opportunities. At the same time it is important to understand the significant cultural shift, how people native to the Internet learn to act in communities. Online services consist of many components, platforms and services are only a part of them. They are ecosystems that require several actors and also trust in the services, companies and people which is built based on several factors. People are also losing their trust in traditional institutions and want to take responsibility to their own hands.
Crowdfunding and new finance models are coming. Some parties might want to delay them, but they cannot stop them. Now it is more important than ever to find new models for the future of work, business and the economy than try to resist the change. The only way is always to be innovating and developing new solutions for a new era.
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