Just six months ago, equity crowdfunding was not yet legal in the U.S. Today, there are close to 1,000 crowdfunding sites in existence -- at last count, Crowdsourcing.org included 995 crowdfunding sites in its directory. Despite its incredible growth, many think of crowdfunding strictly in terms of donation-based and reward-based platforms, such as sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But as a result of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the definition of crowdfunding has expanded.
Jason Hartman brings you this episode from China with Venture Alliance Member Carmen. Jason describes how his visit to China is influencing his previously held thoughts about the country and how the looming asset shortage is a beautiful things for real estate investors.
A massive audience is out there listening to podcasts. According to Apple, as of June 2018 there were over 550,000 active shows with more than 18.5 million episodes and 50 billion all-time downloads and streams. I recognized the power of podcasts when I was CEO of American Homeowner Preservation. In our most recent fund, AHP raised over $35 million, much of which resulted from connecting with investors by guesting on podcasts such as Wealth Formula, Simple Passive Cash Flow and Money Ripples.