Welcome to the Virtual Crowdfunding Summit 2015 Event Page!  The actuall summit will run from November 30th, 2015 to December 18th, 2015.  All events prior will be promoting the event summit and will highlight guests who will be participating in the summit.  Please RSVP for the events of your liking ahead of time and we looking forward to putting on an excellent summit!
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Paul Niederer

Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB)
Brisbane Area, Australia
Paul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities in equity based crowdfunding investments and raisings. He has personally been involved in over $75 million of transactions with 90 different companies seeking capital. With the intense interest worldwide in the Crowdfunding Platforms, regulations and raisings, Paul is involved in consulting to a number of organisations and governments internationally on how to structure their funding portals, processes and regulations to have successful raises with a fair deal for investors. Paul has spoked at events worldwide including the annual Crowdfunding Bootcamp in Las Vegas, the Crowdfunding Asia Summit in Singapore, INSME Academy’s "How Small Businesses Can Embrace Crowdfunding for Success!”, the WASME 19th International Conference on SMEs in Durban, the Crowdfund Investing Innovation Forum in Orlando with the topic "Fraud and the Crowd” and an International Business Angels Event in Amsterdam. His experience is with both accredited and unaccredited investor raises. While many jurisdictions have platforms running with only accredited investor raises Paul has had extensive experience in managing both accredited and unaccredited raises with both investor types often in the same raise. Internationally he is known as “Mr Governance” due to the fraud free reign he managed while day CEO of ASSOB, the world’s oldest equity crowdfunding platform. He as spoken in minimising fraud in equity based crowdfunding transactions a number of times. ASSOB has raised $138 million for over 300 Australian companies using equity crowdfunding techniques. Paul lives south of Brisbane on Australia’s eastern coast and relishes the opportunity to discuss peer to peer finance developments and any moves towards the democratisation of capital.