Crowdfunding Capital Creation in Africa

Crowdfunding conference to explore groundbreaking investment opportunities for African companies
David Drake, Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft
David Drake, Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft
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* The Soho Loft
* David Drake

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* Investment

* New York City - New York - US

Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW YORK, NY - (October 21, 2012) - A capital creation event at United Nations Headquarters on November 14 will allow African delegates to the UN to meet the leading minds in the global crowd funding circuit to explore how crowd funding, which offers a creative alternative to the financing needs of start-ups and small businesses, might assist African economies.

The event has been organized by crowd funding industry leader, The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events (

With very few angel investors and venture capitalists in the region, Africa is at the threshold of discovering how crowd funding can provide not just seed capital for business ideas and concepts, but also expert mentoring from known leaders in target industries.

The event panel, composed of global thought leaders on crowd funding and angel networks including Vince Molinari (a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gate Technologies, which develops technology platforms to ensure regulatory compliant private market transactions), will discuss current industry opportunities and best practices with participants.  Panelists bring current industry experience and expertise gained through the development of the JOBS Act law in the USA and legal equity-based crowd funding in the Netherlands, Sweden, France and other nations.

“Crowd funding for equity has tremendous potential for emerging entrepreneurs who have great ideas and who are open to alternative and dynamic sources of capital input,” states The Soho Loft founder and crowd funding for equity expert David Drake.

The scope for investment growth through crowd funding is astounding. With $1.5 billion revenue in 2011, the USA crowd funding market is one of the nations' fastest-growing industries.  Its Internet presence includes 600+ online platforms led by Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and Rockethub.  

Tickets for the November 14 event are available from http://united-nations-crowdfunding-for-africa.eventbrite....


The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events ("TSL") is a global events and corporate strategy and advisory services platform that strives to promote and advance strategic and diligent mainstream and alternative investing for start-up entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. TSL seeks to provide relevant education and visionary leadership training in the areas of capital formation, crowd funding, angel networking, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, micro-finance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. All creative investing solutions are focused in allowing the start-ups and SMEs to optimize all opportunities to grow their business through product/service/market/human resource innovation while seeking to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All of which are directed to creating a new path to socio-economic prosperity.

David Drake, founder and CEO of TSL, a subsidiary of LDJ Capital, has founded the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) to further these goals.He was also a member of the U.S. Commerce Department's delegation to Brussels and Rome where he met with European Ministers and national legislators at the Transatlantic Economic Council forum last July 2012. Overall, TSL's mission is to educate about and develop infrastructure to facilitate capital formation, innovation and job creation. As such, The Soho Loft operates as the leading global corporate strategy advisory.

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