What is happening on capital formation in the US with David Drake of The Soho Loft
Mr. David Drake the founder of The Soho Loft that is a leading financial media company joins Enterprise Radio to discuss what is happening on capital formation with start ups in the US. The Soho Loft firm publishes articles for 40+ publications including Forbes and Thomson Reuters regularly and manages ad engagement in 200+ events per year.
- What is happening on capital formation in the US and what should we be excited about?
- How is this effecting firms globally and not just domestically?
- Where are other opportunities for early stage capital for start ups?
- What should companies and startups do to learn more from The Soho Loft?
- Any final words of advise you would give entrepreneurs and investors?
David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private-equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company.
Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.
His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 150+ global events a year. One such was produced in April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He continues to advance innovative investing through his work as an international speaker and regular writer for major publications like Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He has co-authored the book Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World and is the author of Crowd Fund Economics.
His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on such topics as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.
Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years. Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based ARCHIVE Global, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York.
Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.
Related Web Site: thesoholoft.com
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