Author: Oscar Jofre

Jofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.

by Oscar Jofre

What Forms of Alternative Finance are Available?

Starting a business can be difficult. Most young companies enter the scene with little capital to help them grow. Taking a loan out from the bank is a good start, but some options can end in higher rewards without a loan hanging over your head. These are alternative finance options, like raising seed capital from…

by Oscar Jofre

KorePartner Spotlight: Douglas Ruark, Founder and President of Regulation D Resources

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   Douglas Ruark, the Founder and President of Regulation D Resources, has always been fascinated by the mechanisms and document structure used to syndicate capital. Starting his career nearly 30 years ago in…

by Oscar Jofre

What is RegTech?

In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis and the subsequent recession that followed, there was a push to create new regulations to govern financial institutions in the United States. With these regulations came requirements that businesses had to follow to be compliant with the new laws. What followed the new regulations was a rise…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Regulated Crowdfunding

On April 5th of 2012, President Obama signed into law legislation called the JOBS Act. Four years after that act was signed, Title III of the JOBS Act was enacted. This was Regulation CF, which allows for private companies in their early stages to use crowdfunding to raise money from any American, not just accredited…

by Oscar Jofre

What is a RegA+ Annual Shareholder Meeting?

With Regulation A+ allowing companies to raise up to $75M USD, the regulation enables many great investors to support an issuer’s journey. From the everyday person to accredited investors, people can claim their stake in companies they foresee to be long-term successes. However, with shareholders come significant responsibilities issuers must uphold to maintain compliance with…

by Oscar Jofre

What is the role of a board director?

When thinking about corporate governance, the first roles that often come to mind are the executive officers like the CEO or CCO. These roles are often responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, keeping things running smoothly, with other roles reporting to them. However, the board of directors is just as important as they…

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Meet the KorePartners: Louis Bevilacqua of Bevilacqua PLLC

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to the ecosystem.    For the past 25 years, Louis Bevilacqua has served as a corporate and securities lawyer. After spending the majority of his time at large, international law firms, Louis discovered his passion for…

by Oscar Jofre

What is the Role of a Corporate Secretary?

A Corporate Secretary is a required position set forth by state corporation laws and is part of the ‘check and balance’ on board members and offers the board advice and support. While providing the company with advice on the state laws, they are also tasked with ensuring that board members maintain their fiduciary duties to…

by Oscar Jofre

What is the Estimated Budget for RegA+ Issuance?

Navigating the fundraising process and understanding how much to budget from a financial standpoint is one of the most frequent questions we receive. In the process of conducting a RegA+ offering ourselves, KoreConX has researched the estimated budget for a RegA+ offering.   While the budget varies based on several factors, you need to keep…

by Oscar Jofre

Shareholder Rights and Why They’re Important to Know

The first thought that comes to mind when someone says “shareholder,” is Wall Street, understandably, as Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, the two largest stock exchanges in the world. In this sense, becoming a shareholder is dependent on owning stock. A common word in the financial industry, a…

by Oscar Jofre

KorePartner Spotlight: Brian Belley, Founder and CEO of Crowdwise

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   Brian Belley, founder and CEO of Crowdwise, has always been passionate about investing and alternative investments. By training, Brian is an aerospace engineer, but the JOBS Act represented the culmination of his…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Portfolio Management?

Portfolio management, at its most basic level, is the way that an investment portfolio is designed to align with the wants and needs of the investor. Portfolio management focuses on creating an investment strategy that factors in the goals set by the investor, the timeframe involved in the investment, and the risk tolerance of the…

by Oscar Jofre

There is a Market for Your Private Securities

KoreConX is proud to announce the upcoming KoreSummit event, “There is a Market for Your Private Securities.” The event, co-hosted with Rialto Markets, CrowdCheck, and Fintech.TV continues our mission of powering private markets with a half-day event dedicated to enhancing education on the availability and potential of the secondary market for private companies.   On…

May 18, 2021

by Oscar Jofre

What is a Minute Book and Why is it Important?

Unlike the name suggests, a minute book is by no means minute. As a business grows, a well-kept minute book becomes an essential record of all important company meetings and allows for the information to be easily accessed when required. With an up-to-date minute book, it makes it easier for companies to keep track of…

by Oscar Jofre

What is 409(a) and Why Does My Company Need it?

Whether your company is a new startup or an established private company, understanding and proper use of a 409(a) is essential to your company’s success. Thinking about it early will help you avoid potential setbacks and challenges later on, giving you more time to focus on growing your company, rather than tackling penalties. If that…

by Oscar Jofre

What are the Benefits of Digital Securities for Issuers and Investors?

With the emergence and development of blockchain technology, digital securities have seen wider adoption by investors and investment firms. Arising from the need for protection against fraud and as a way for investors to ensure asset ownership, digital securities are a digital representation of traditional securities and follow the same regulatory rules. Since their first…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Alternative Finance?

By definition, alternative finance includes any financing source outside of the traditional realm of the traditional finance systems like regulated banks and stock markets. Such methods include raising seed capital from friends and family, angel investors, venture capital firms, peer-to-peer lending, or crowdfunding. In contrast, traditional finance options require companies to apply for loans from…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Due Diligence?

When it comes to investments of any kind, due diligence is essential for both issuers and investors alike. Do so what exactly is due diligence?   Due diligence is ensuring that a potential investment comes with the accurate disclosure of all offering details. The Securities Act of 1933, a result of the stock market crash…

by Oscar Jofre

Click “RESET”

In the future, 5 or 10 years from now, we will see an evolution in business and a paradigm shift occurring all due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have been advocating that the business world has been operating ineffectively, but not until now has everyone been able to see it and experience…

by Oscar Jofre

SEC Approves Increases to RegCF Maximum Offering and Investor Limits

On Monday, November 2, 2020 the SEC approved updates to Regulation Crowdfunding significantly increasing the limits of offering under this regulation. These changes will go into effect at the beginning of the coming year, January 2, 2021. This move will introduce new business opportunities to companies looking to raise capital. In their Monday press release,…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreSummit RegA+ 2020

KoreSummit is all about education,  We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to receive first-hand knowledge from leading thought leaders to help you in your journey to capital raising. The KoreSummit RegA+ 2020 online event was a huge success because of you who attended and shared it with your friends.  As…

by Oscar Jofre

Forbes interview with KoreConX founders

Start-Up KoreConX Launches A New Blockchain Network To Connect The Private Capital Market Robert AnzaloneContributor  Crypto & Blockchain Do you know how to invest in the private capital market?  Not many people do.  It is complicated, requires a lot of paperwork, has low transaction volume, comes with risk and volatility, and not very liquid. Could…

by Oscar Jofre

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms (RegCF)

As of 02 JUNE 2020, there are 51 active RegCF Equity Crowdfunding Platforms helping companies raise up to $1.0M USD. We are all anticipating that RegCF is going to be potentially increased to a $5 million funding cap.   The SEC has proposed this increase, along with some other changes, and many observers expect the Commission to…

by Oscar Jofre

FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities

FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities The private markets are receiving a much updated revamp by the SEC which is having a major impact on registered FINRA Broker-dealer firms.  Here are two (2) of the most common activities for which FINRA Broker-dealers (BD) are approached by companies.  Most BD’s are not aware that…

by Oscar Jofre

Wefunder Interviews Oscar Jofre co-founder KoreConX

WeFunder the #1 Equity Crowdfunding platform in the USA interviews Oscar Jofre co-founder of KoreConX. (1) What is a Transfer Agent?  This a great question. As each entrepreneur enters the world of raising capital, new responsibilities are brought on.  In many instances, the company will need to engage with a registered transfer agent to manage the…

by Oscar Jofre

Why is my cap table so important for my company?

It’s never too early in the process of building a company to start managing your capitalization table (otherwise known as a cap table). As a detailed document recording all information regarding shareholders and the equity owned in the company, a well-managed cap table will become essential to long term success. Even if you’re thinking that…

by Oscar Jofre

SEC changes to RegA+ and RegCF

On 04 March 2020, the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has laid out the proposed changes that are going to have a major impact on the private capital markets.  This is very positive for the market. These changes have been in the works for a number of years and many in the industry have advocated…

by Oscar Jofre

Wake up call, do you have the right chain for securities?

Polymath is the latest of the Ethereum fan club that has woken up to the fact that Ethereum isn’t the right blockchain platform for financial securities. The reasons include the permissionless and unverified participants, gas fees, unpredictable settlement, poor performance, and lack of scalability. Vitalik himself was the first to point this out way back…

by Oscar Jofre

Global Crypto Twins one on one with Oscar Jofre co-founder of KoreConX

The Crypto Twins are well-recognized faces in the blockchain space and have been advocates and the voice for those who are supporting the global ecosystem of digital securities formation. This was a great interview by the Crypto Twins to gain insight from a global leading authority on where the market is moving towards.  What is…

by Oscar Jofre

Blockchain Radio’s one on one with KoreConX Chief Scientist/Technology Officer

This is a rare occasion to have our very own Dr. Kiran Garimella interviewed by Blockchain Radio’s Pierre Bourque, a leading talk show host for blockchain enthusiasts. Kiran highlights the need for trust, compliance, and investor protection in the private capital markets. This is why the participants on the KoreChain and the owners of KoreNodes,…

by Oscar Jofre

Midas Letter James West interviews CEO of KoreConX

The Midas Letter show is hosted by personality James West, who gets right into things with his guests. He is an advocate of the capital markets. This interview was a great insight for James and his viewers to learn about the great opportunity in the private capital markets that is emerging.

by Oscar Jofre

TalkCents Radio based in UAE interviews KoreConX Director MENA

So much of blockchain is spoken in USA, Europe here is TalkCents coming live from Dubai, UAE.  TalkCents brings the latest leaders in the MENA region. Our very own Edwin Lee has an opportunity to speak to TalkCents and discuss how KoreConX’s solution in the MENA region is leading for those who are looking to…

by Oscar Jofre

Facebook’s Libra Reboots the Crypto World

Facebook Libra Project set’s to rebook the crypto world. Since the announcement by Facebook of their Libra Project, everyone in the world came out with their take on what Facebook was up to. Thousands of articles and interviews with everyone jumping in.  It’s safe to say that what Facebook has done, no other company has…

by Oscar Jofre

Exempt Market Update 2019

The exempt market in Canada is going through some major developments that will fundamentally change how the private market will be seen by investors.Digital Securities provide companies, who are raising capital, the opportunity to offer their investors another potential exit that until now was only seen as a pipe dream.It’s no longer a dream, it’s…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreConX launches $15M Digital Securities Offering using its own Fully-Compliant KoreProtocol

KoreConX is excited to announce its Digital Securities Offering that will utilize its own KoreProtocol. The KoreProtocol is the world’s first complete end-to-end protocol that has built-in AI to manage the entire lifecycle for tokenized securities, from issuance, trading, and all types of corporate actions. The global securities marketplace is changing, and the future is…

by Oscar Jofre

Reg A+ Webinar: Q&A Part I

The content on this webinar and associated blogs are provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice or an opinion of any kind. During our last Regulation A+ webinar with Sara Hanks and Darren Marble, we received dozens of questions about the topic. As promised, we have answered…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: David Benizri, Rivver

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: David Benizri, CEO & Co-Founder at Rivver Born in: Montreal, Canada Based…

by Oscar Jofre

Reg A+ Webinar: The Highlights

In our last webinar, we’ve talked about a very complex topic in the startup industry: The Regulation A+. For those of you who have never heard of it (no shame in learning, folks), Regulation A+, or Reg A, is a section of the JOBS Act that allows private companies to raise up to $ 50…

by Oscar Jofre

Digital Securities Webinar: Your Questions Answered!

We had an overwhelming response to our last webinar on Digital Securities. While Oscar Jofre and Darren Marble did their best to answer all the questions, we didn’t have time to go through it all. So as promised, here are the remaining questions from our Q & A on Digital Securities. If you missed the…

April 22, 2019

by Oscar Jofre

Webinar sheds light on Digital Securities Terrain

The regulator’s message is clear: there’s no room for tampering with the regulation when it comes to capital raising, and many companies that invested time and energy on ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) are now facing the consequences. But that doesn’t mean that the private capital markets are dead when it comes to digital assets, on…

by Oscar Jofre

Much Ado About Nothing: the SEC’s No-Action Letter

On April 3, the SEC issued its first no-action letter saying that the tokens proposed to be issued by the applicant, TurnKey Jet (or TKJ, a Florida-based charter airline operator), are not deemed securities. The actual letter is here. The media widely reported this using, in their headlines, the words “crypto”, “ICO”, and one reference…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Dan Eyman, Meld Valuation

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Dan Eyman, Founder and Managing Director of Meld Valuation Born in: Seattle,…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Adrian Alvarez, InvestReady

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Adrian Alvarez, Co-Founder & CEO at InvestReady Born in: Miami, USA Based in:…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Rick Tapia, Blockchain Agility

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Rick Tapia, Chief Marketing Officer & Partner at Blockchain Agility Born in: Indianapolis,…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Peter Woodard, DLTMI

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Peter Woodard, DLTMI Born in: Toronto, Canada Based in: London, UK What…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Luka Gubo, Blocktrade

  This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Luka Gubo, CEO at Blocktrade Born in: Celje, Slovenia Based in: Ljubljana, Slovenia…

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Kyle Asman, BX3 Capital

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that behind every great company there are people, and behind every person, there is a story to tell. KorePartner: Kyle Asman, BX3 Capital Born in: Livingston, USA Based in: New York,…

January 23, 2019

by Oscar Jofre

Meet the KorePartners: Michel Aliphon, SME Brokers

This week we are launching a special series to introduce you to our KorePartners. These are the people and companies who share KoreConX’s governance standards, such as Investor Protection, Compliance, Integration, Security, and Efficiency. We believe that behind every great company there are great people, and each of those people has a unique story to…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreChain & KoreContract

What is the KoreConX blockchain strategy & why choose KoreChain? In this video, KoreConX Co-Founder and CEO, Oscar Jofre, and our Chief Scientist/CTO, Kiran Garimella, share the details of our permissioned blockchain. Built on the Hyperledger Fabric, it is secure and governed with the ability to have full lifecycle management of contracts for tokenized securities…

by Oscar Jofre

Difference between Crypto and Security Token

Is there a difference between cryptocurrency and a security token? The answer is yes, there is a big difference. And it is time we get these right so the thick fog around this topic can begin to clear up. It is very important to understand how each of them is very different from each other….

by Oscar Jofre

KoreSummit is honored to have Mr. David Weild IV as its keynote speaker

The first KoreSummit event just got even more interesting. We are thrilled to announce Mr. David Weild IV, the father of the JOBS Act, as our keynote speaker. Weild is currently CEO and Chairman of Weild & Co. He also gathers the expertise of the most competitive stock markets, as he was a former Vice…

by Oscar Jofre

KoreSummit – an opportunity to learn about what is a fully compliant Security Token

Security Token – and all the technology and buzzwords that go with it – is not an easy topic. Search these terms online, and you can get lost in a labyrinth of links, manuals and definitive guides. Above all, you will find many experts that will guarantee this is the next big thing and they…

by Oscar Jofre

Top Questions a Securities Lawyer will Ask an STO Issuer (in USA or Canada)

Security Token Offering is a serious business. The days of the ICO are over. These are clear messages not only from the SEC and other regulatory bodies but also from thoughtful and experienced professionals. The SEC, in particular, is delivering this message mainly through regulatory actions and the position of SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Most…

by Oscar Jofre

Life of a Company

I know, the title is odd. But the goal is to show how a company is formed and what is required for it  to be maintained. What most of the public sees is only related to sales or marketing, never the insides of the corporate structure or management. The first step each of us make…

by Oscar Jofre

What is Investor Relations for Private Companies?

While Investor Relations may seem like an all-encompassing term referring to the relationship between investors and the company that they invest in, in practice the definition is more precise. Investor Relations professionals are tasked with providing investors with up-to-date information on company affairs, so that private and institutional investors stay informed on the goings of…

by Oscar Jofre

StartUp Law 101

Late last year I had the opportunity to collaborate with Catherine Lovrics, B.A., LL.B at Bereskin & Parr LLP, on the inner workings of raising capital for entrepreneurs. Her book, Startup Law 101: A Practical Guide, published last week. The basis of our conversations surrounded accessing funding at the right time and identifying the the…

by Oscar Jofre

Today Investors Want

The internet changed everything when it was first introduced but it has not been until now that Broker Dealers, Exempt Market Dealers (EMD) are playing catch up to what clients expect from them. Investor want this today: They ask for all this because in other parts of their daily lives they are doing their tasks…

April 22, 2018

by Oscar Jofre

The Death of the ICO and the RISE of #TAO

The term ICO has been very confusing to the investing market, even those selling ICOs have no understanding of it — when you start asking questions people give you a look like a deer caught in headlights. So, what does ICO stand for? #ICO = Initial Coin Offering COIN = CURRENCY = MONEY The most…

February 6, 2018

by Oscar Jofre

Wild Wild West of ICO’s time to move over, Regulated ICO’s are coming (#TAO)

Those that can remember the wild wild west of crowdfunding back in 2010-2011 will have a feeling of dejavu seeing the 2017 ICO market take off.  Not that crowdfunding ever saw the numbers that we are seeing in the ICO market, but that is because the securities regulators stepped in early when crowdfunding launched in…

January 23, 2018

by Oscar Jofre

Investor Relations Hashtag #IRPrivate

I know what you are thinking, why on earth do a blog regarding a hashtag.  Clearly everyone knows what Investor Relations (IR) is and how to find it. I felt that it was time to launch a new tool to find information about private companies online for 2018. Like any good article I wanted to make sure…

January 5, 2018

by Oscar Jofre

Happy 2nd Anniversary KoreConX !

We are so excited to be celebrating the 2nd year anniversary of the KoreConX all-in-one business platform launch.  It’s amazing how fast the past 2 years have gone by.  We have made friends all over the world who have shared their stories of how they use KoreConX to manage their investments with our Portfolio Management tool and how managing their companies corporate information is so easy.

December 8, 2017

by Oscar Jofre

Yes ONE login Yes ONE platform

The All-in-ONE platform The promise land of technology since the early days (going back to the 80’s) was to have one platform to make us more efficient, bring us online to collaborate and connect to a variety of other technology services like Fintech, InsurTech, LegalTech, RegTech, etc. The internet changed a lot for businesses and…

November 16, 2017

by Oscar Jofre

Shareholders = Customers = Ambassadors

Each interview I’ve had in the past two weeks has asked a question about how some companies or outsiders believe that having a large pool of investors is not good for a company and is distracting. I pondered my response on a number of occasions and then I reflected on comments from the founders of…

by Oscar Jofre

Don’t Let Compliance Become Chaos

Are you spending too much time on compliance and getting frustrated with all the paperwork? Compliance Officers have to deal with compliance and regulatory issues on a daily basis, but it does not have to be a burden or paper shuffling affair. The smart Compliance Officers take control of their situation and find effective and efficient tools…

November 2, 2017

by Oscar Jofre

All Hands On Deck

All too often, the responsibility of a company raising capital is left in the hands of a few people…and that weighs on them, affecting everyone. The majority of the team is left out of the process, carrying on day to day operations without input into where the company is going, and how it’ll get there….

by Oscar Jofre

Entrepreneurs Get Naked for Money

I think you should get naked. There’s a reason why people have nightmares about being naked in front of a crowd, and it’s because they hate the idea of being that vulnerable.  As an entrepreneur, it can be even more daunting.  Your success or failure depends on what that crowd decides, and you’ve likely been…

by Oscar Jofre

Role for Corporate Secretaries in Companies with Equity Crowdfunding?

The Corporate Secretary’s role to date has only been utilized, appreciated and well understood by listed companies and larger private company enterprises. Rules mandate their extensive role in corporate governance. Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups however, have not seen the importance of this role in their business and have very little understanding on…

by Oscar Jofre

What will happen to blockchain in 2017?

Banks are beginning to recognise the potential of blockchain. Oscar Jofre looks at what this could mean for financial services in 2017. Blockchain is transformative. It has this massive potential to alter the economic framework, bringing it in line with the age of the internet. What’s been holding it back thus far has been the…

December 6, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Perspective: Alternative Finance in Asia

I’ve been in Shanghai and Hong Kong quite often over the last few months, speaking at events and meeting with partners. As a Canadian, what struck me most is scale. There is outstanding potential here, and that in itself isn’t at all surprising; but for alternative finance, the Asia-Pacific region has progressed at breakneck speed….

June 16, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Fintech and Equity Crowdfunding in Germany

FinTech is about to get an upgrade. In 2016, get ready to see GermTech – the entry and infectious spread of high potential German technological financing companies. With investments nearly quadrupling since 2013, seed funding expected to grow well into 2016, and a well-defined main hub (Berlin, Rhein-Main-Neckar region, and Munich), Germany is poised to become a…

June 13, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

The Double-D (as in Due Diligence)

Get your mind out of the gutter!   Now, when you first saw the title, you asked yourself what business has to do with anything relating to double-Ds – of any kind. We’re talking about Due Diligence.  Sexy, isn’t it? Due diligence is a topic that gets a lot of people talking and writing, but they…

June 3, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Fintech: The New World Order

Like most of you today, I spend a lot of time reading about fintech. You can get massive amounts of news reports and companies talking about fintech, saying that they’re part of it. But what does “fintech” really mean? Fintech is not new, but it has been given a facelift. Most would say that financial technology…

May 9, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Trance Music and Equity Crowdfunding

You might not guess it looking at me, but I <a href=”https://www.equities.com/news/electronic-dance-music-las-vegas-and-its-unlikely-savior” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>love trance music</a>. I have been a big fan of trance all of my life, and it makes sense for me. It’s something that I just <em>get</em>. As I write this article I am listing to the state of trance sounds…

May 1, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

The R.A.B.B.I.T. Race: The Importance of The Crowd, and the R.A.B.B.I.T Report

The tortoise may sometimes beat the rabbit, but in technology, it’s rarely much of a race. CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal said <a href=”https://www.businessinsider.com/vc-analyst-claims-2016-will-be-the-year-of-the-rabbits-2016-1?r=UK&amp;IR=T” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>just this</a>: that rabbits – real actual business building interesting tech – were needed for the 21st century. This means grounding a company’s’ operations. It implies avoiding the…

April 19, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

World Domination: The New Fintech

Banking, finance, and insurance have been largely constant and unchanging for decades. It’s been the very definition of an “old boys’ club”, static, institution, monopolistic, and powerful. Competition hasn’t come from within, at least not to the same extent that it once did, with monster banks working hard to simply take chunks out of each other. Fintech is…

April 11, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Holy Grail of Regulated Crowdfunding

Travelling around the world gives you great perspective on many things.  From the people, culture, food, and market, to how everyone has their own way of getting things done. I spent the tail end of 2015 in airports and on airplanes travelling around the world to speak at conferences, and it has fundamentally changed my…

February 9, 2016

by Oscar Jofre

Its great to be Canadian eh !!

It’s an exciting time to be in Canada. On March 20, 2014, the Canadian regulators proposed 4 ways that companies can raise capital in Canada via equity crowdfunding, and more importantly 4 ways investors can invest. This is a great start!!! There is no longer going to be the issue of a investment gap in…

June 18, 2015
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