Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Financial Poise Radio


Note: Episodes 1-74 were produced under the name “Accredited Investor Markets Radio”. We changed the name to “Financial Poise Radio” starting with Episode 75.

Mar 13, 2015

Angels in America and elsewhere is the topic of discussion between David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, and Christopher Cahill, host of Accredited Investor Markets Radio. Join them in Episode 27 as they cover angel networks here and abroad; and how angels are recruited into them or drawn in otherwise, creating important stores of early-stage capital to start-ups.  Drake also compares trends in angel investor networks in the US versus Europe, based upon his extensive experience in both.

 

Learn more about David Drake, The Soho Loft and LDJ Capital by visiting www.ldjcaptial.com and thesoholoft.com

 

You can also find him here:

 

Twitter: @TheSohoLoft

LinkedIn

 

About David Drake

 

David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company. Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

 

His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 150+ global events a year. One such event was produced in April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He continues to advance innovative investing through his work as an international speaker and regular writer for major publications like Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He has co-authored the book Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World and is the author of Crowd Fund Economics.His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on such topics as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years. Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based ARCHIVE Global, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York.Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.