Transatlantic Economic Council organizes a meeting in Brussels on October 7 and 8. Grow VC Group act as an expert member in the access to finance workgroup. Jouko Ahvenainen, Grow VC Group Co-Founder and Chairman, speaks about the current finance regulation for crowdfunding in EU and the USA, and focuses especially on new co-investing and syndicate models (Read Grow Advisors presentation for the event).
Grow VC Group is speaking on crowdfunding and an effective funding market at Innovami's "One Step Beyond: New Business Ideas and Crowdfunding" in Imola, Italy on June 13th. Paul Higgins, COO of Crowd Valley, will focus on crowdfunding as a part of the funding ecosystem, and provide advise, best practices and real world examples from a central position in the industry, to those developing the nascent crowdfunding market in Italy, like the financial regulator Consob and expert financial institutions. More information on the event at their web site.
Grow VC Group has been invited to advise the European Commission on a regulatory policy and a framework for stimulating growth in the small and medium sized business sector (SMEs). Grow Advisors and Grow VC Group have prepared a list of issues and proposals for the European market for a meeting with European Commission. You can read the main observations and proposals from Crowd Valley (a Grow VC Group company) article.
Grow Advisors presents in the "World Youth Mobile Forum" event in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 29th, speakers and audience include leading ministers, CEO's, scientists and students from the Caucasus region. The event focuses to discuss opportunities of mobile and startups in Azerbaijan and Caucasus region. Grow Advisors' Jouko Ahvenainen speaks inhis presentation about funding ecosystems, especially how to build a crowdfunding ecosystem, create co-investment models between traditional funds and crowdfunding, and develop funding market from the seed phase to IPO by having more open markets and liquidity.
Mobile Monday and Grow Advisors as a part of Grow VC Group organize a conference about mobile startup funding at the Mobile World Congress 2013. The event will be a part of the “Bringing The Community Together” event on Thursday 28th, 2013.
The funding market has many issues, opportunities and new models. The conference has a top-level group of industry experts to talk about funding from several different angels. The conference has CEO’s and Partners from finance companies like AppCampus, Grow VC Group, Nexit Ventures, DFJ Esprit, top level executives from mobile industry from Paypal and Wayra, and many more on-stage for a deep dive Q&A sessions on emerging funding models.
More information of the event event, content, and speakers at Grow VC Group web site.
Grow Advisors and Midas Equities Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in investment arrangement cases. Midas Equities is a Helsinki and London based independent corporate finance boutique offering corporate finance, M&A and investment advisory services to companies, private equity funds and institutional investors. Midas Equities acts both as arranger and advisor in investment and project financing, in private equity and venture capital financing as well as in public listing assignments to the leading European growth company stock exchanges. Grow Advisors is a global investment, finance and consulting company that focuses on new innovative funding models, like crowd funding, online investment market places and hybrid models globally. This cooperation is an important part of Grow Advisors' strategy to build strong partner network globally. Together companies can offer a strong tool set and a large amount of investor contacts for companies that are raising capital, and investors that look for opportunities.
Happy and Successful New Year 2013. 2013 will be an important year for new funding models. Forbes says 2013 will be The Year of the Gold Rush in the crowd funding, and in Grow VC's blog Sara Hanks, a leading legal expert of the crowd funding, summarizes the current regulatory situation. Grow Advisors will invest to be the leading company to support its clients to utilize these new opportunities. Happy and Successful New Year to all of You from Grow Advisors.
Grow Advisors and Inprimis Capital Partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in some capital raising customer cases. Inprimis is a Germany and Israel based investment company that especially focuses on mid-stage and special situations. Inprimis operates in ICT, energy and water technology sectors especially in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Grow Advisors is an investment, finance and consulting company that focuses on new innovative funding models, like crowd funding, online investment market places and hybrid models globally. Together companies can offer a strong tool set and a large amount of investor contacts for companies that are raising capital, and investors that look for opportunities.
Transatlantic Economic Council organizes a workshop about Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Washington DC on December 3 and 4. Grow VC Group participates in the workshop as a private sector expert on new funding models. Jouko Ahvenainen, Grow VC Group Co-Founder and Chairman, speaks in the Transatlantic SME Finance panel. The topic of the panel is ‘Crowd funding trends, loan guarantees, the development of the venture capital market and potential private sector cooperation’. Grow VC especially emphasizes in itspresentation importance of open markets in different phases of the funding, models to get crowdfunding to work with other investment models, and clear rules and guidelines to get the market work properly.
Grow Advisors participates European Commission's crowdfunding workshop on November 26th. The European Commission is investigating models to utilize crowdfunding and its regulation, especially for small and medium size enterprise funding. Crowfunding can potentially be an important new source of capital especially at the seed stage. Grow Advisers have been invited to be an expert in the workshop. Grow Advisors' summary presentation of the proposed US regulation (JOBS Act) is one basis for the discussion.
Grow Advisors presents in the "Forum Oxford" event in University of Oxford on November 23rd. The theme of the conference is "Mobile Startups - making the UK the next Silicon Valley". The focus is not really to discuss, how to copy the Silicon Valley model, but how the UK can cultivate a new breed of models and startups that can change the game. New funding models is a crucial part of this discussion. Grow Advisors' Jouko Ahvenainen talks about new funding models, and also what to learn from US JOBS Act, not only for early phase startup funding, but also for other market places of private companies' securities. Ahvenainen's presentation is available in Slideshare.
Grow Advisors presents in the "Future of Money" event in Skolkovo, Moscow School of Management, on October 23rd, speakers include Sir Richard Branson and Vladimir Pozner. The event focuses to discuss changes of banking, investing and financial services. Grow Advisors' Jouko Ahvenainen speaks about crowdfunding, especially how to build a crowdfunding ecosystem, create co-investment models between traditional funds and crowdfunding, and develop funding market from the seed phase to IPO by having more open markets and liquidity.
Grow Advisors has agreed to act as the financial advisor to an Asian multi-brand online luxury fashion retailer. The retailer’s strategy is to take advantage of the growing online shopping trend and the increasing demand for luxury products. The retailer seeks to secure a first mover advantage in the multi-brand and current season online retail space through a collaboration with a leading credit card company. This unique collaboration with the credit card company will allow both parties to work closely in developing strategies to target key global markets. Grow Advisors, with its experience with potential investors in Asia, Europe and North America, is well-positioned to realize client objectives. For more information, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow Advisors has agreed to expand its cooperation with a Singapore-based Venture Capital company. Grow Advisors helps VCs in their international activities, especially by helping them look for promising investment opportunities in USA and Europe. The focus is on growth companies that already have VC funding or relevant revenue, and that have plans to start operations in Asia. To know more, email us at email@example.com
President Obama signed the JOBS Act that also allows large scale crowdfunding in the US. Grow Advisors have worked with crowdfunding solutions globally over three years and can help to set up a crowdfunding service, funding models, and legal structure.
SXSW 2012 Grow Advisors was at the leading startup and tech event SXSW Interactive in Austin from March 9-13, 2012. We also represented some of our investor and startup clients there.
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