I help everyone from startups to the Bill Gates foundation make sense of evolving models of crowdfunding and how to profit in this industry.
Recognized global authority on FinTech, Alternative Finance and Crowd Innovation. Academic work bridges social impact and FinTech innovation. Have held a variety of fellowships, board seats and research appointments at leading academic institutions in the US and UK. Advising and consulting work has included family offices, large funds, major international foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates, Rockefeller Foundation, etc.), Fortune 500 companies, the World Bank, governments, and research institutions globally.
Current serve on Investment Committee of Wood, Hat & Silver. Formerly with Grow America Ventures and Startup America.
The revolutions in FinTech and cooperative finance including crowdfunding and marketplace lending are leading to massive disruption in capital formation and access to capital. The question that drives much of my work is how to help institutions profit from these changes without exacerbating the digital divide. Whether training NGOs in Africa or working with venture-backed startups in Silicon Valley, I have an intense focus on helping clients adapt to and profit from the tectonic changes in our financial systems and networks. Current projects include:
Completed a post-graduate fellowship in cybernetics and epistemology, focused on knowledge creation in complex networks. PhD is in Management Information Systems and have multiple other graduate and undergraduate degrees.