iCrowd is dedicated to helping businesses succeed, benefiting customers, communities, and investors. iCrowd will provide essential tools to recognize and seize opportunities. If you’re a small business owner, you can seek advice, build teams, and create communities of enthusiasts for your business. These tools are designed to help you execute for success. Once the SEC finalizes its rules for Investment Crowdfunding, iCrowd will become a registered intermediary to help you raise capital from the communities you find and establish on our website.
If you’re an investor, you can discover a community of small businesses. You will not be able to invest before rules are approved, but you can learn what makes businesses tick and engage with entrepreneurs and other investors to network and collaborate.
For potential entrepreneurs, uncertain whether you’re prepared to launch an idea, iCrowd provides the ecosystem you need to test and hone your idea, gain the knowledge essential to launching a successful startup, and create a group of advisors. iCrowd will optimally position you for your entrepreneurial journey and prepare you to successfully fund your venture.
HOW WE ARE CHANGING FUNDING
When regulations allow, iCrowd will empower investors to invest directly in small, private companies. Investors have been prohibited from investing in these companies unless they were “accredited,” with incomes over $200,000 or non-residential net worth over $1 million. Rules restricted investor action and denied entrepreneurs access to willing capital. Those prohibitions ended with the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012. iCrowd’s platform leverages today’s technologies, especially social media, so that entrepreneurs can attract investments from a wide audience of interested investors. But at iCrowd, it’s not just about funding. It’s about creating success, with resources to establish, develop, and nurture businesses.
We invite you to the First Silicon Crowdfund Valley Conference which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdfunders. SVCrowdfund provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships.
The Conference is held on April 4th – 5th, 2013 to celebrate the first anniversary of the JOBS Act signed by President Obama last year. You will hear from people who implement crowdfunding as a part of their current fundraising and marketing strategies and from those who work with SEC to make the equity crowdfunding legal in the United States.
Complete Conference program is being currently finalized and will be available on the website by the middle of February. If you want to get involved as a speaker, sponsor, vendor, advertiser or a volunteer, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Who will benefit from participating in SVCrowdfund?
- Private investors (VCs and Business Angels) who want to learn about the opportunities crowdfunding creates for them
- Startups and innovators examining their fundraising options
- Crowdfunding platforms wanting promote their portals in the capital of innovation and private investments
- Marketing Specialists, Legal Advisors, CPAs looking for new clients and partners
- Students interested in getting involved in private investment or marketing business; or thinking about financing their new venture
- Journalists and business bloggers searching for worthy topics
- Anyone who is considering supporting crowdfunding projects or investing in businesses through crowdfunding
If you belong to one of these categories, join us at the SVCrowdfund!
Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders
CrowdFunding Conference | Thursday April 4 – Friday April 5, 2013 | Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto, Ca