Best and Neiss: Crowdfunding Will Change The World
This post was originally produced for Forbes.
When Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss helped lead the charge to launch investment crowdfunding in the U.S. they couldn’t have guessed at its global impact. Now, having completed a months-long report to the World Bank on the likely economic impact of crowdfunding in the developing world, they have much greater insight on the role crowdfunding will play in allowing people to lift themselves out of poverty. (Best and Neiss’s firm Crowdfund Capital Advisors sponsored the publication of my book, Crowdfunding for Social Good, in July of 2013. We have no other business relationship.)
Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best, photo by Devin Thorpe
On January 9, 2014 at noon Eastern, Best and Neiss will join me for a live discussion about the potential for crowdfunding to make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.
Tune in and listen while you work.
Best and Neiss, together with Zak Casady-Dorian also wrote the book, Crowdfund Investing for Dummies.
The World Bank Report, published in late 2013, outlines the potential economic impact of all kinds of crowdfunding, not just investment crowdfunding. The report is intended to help international development professionals identify the benefits of crowdfunding and the legal, social and infrastructure required to develop a successful crowdfunding ecosystem in a developing country.
Best, Neiss and Cassady-Dorian were instrumental in the passage of the JOBS Act, which was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and was signed by the President in April 2012. After being present for the signing ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, the Best and Neiss launched their firm, Crowdfund Capital Advisors to help educate the world about crowdfunding.
This interview is part of a series that will examine what can be accomplished in the fight to solve the world’s biggest challenges within the next thirty years. The solution to every big problem also presents opportunities entrepreneurs will exploit to change the world. From this series of interviews, a book with the working title Thirty Years to Peace will emerge.
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