1:00 PM ET Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (6 hours)
XBRL US Meeting hosted by Baruch College || Newman Conference Center || Watch / listen to replay

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This half-day forum focused on crowdfunding, the practice of funding a company or initiative by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, through Internet-based funding portals, with speakers from the SEC, FINRA, Bankroll LLC, Computershare, Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), FundAmerica and Markit.

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Preliminary Agenda || Program details
12:45 – 1:00 PM Registration Check-in
1:00 – 1:15 PM Opening Remarks – Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US
1:15 – 2:00 PM Crowdfunding 101: How does it work? What are the different types of crowdfunding? What is the landscape for business’ providing crowdfunding portals and services today?

Speaker: Sherwood Neiss, co-Founder, Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA)

2:00 – 3:00 PM Implications of Regulation Crowdfunding:  Learn the specifics on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule that permits crowdfunding for certain types of securities offerings. Learn from FINRA about their role managing funding portals and from the country’s top crowdfunding attorney about the implications for business’ looking for investments, crowdfunding portals and how this will change the market for offerings. Hear a discussion about the current rule, crowdfunding rules in other global markets and what’s ahead.


  • Kendall Almerico, CEO, Bankroll Ventures LLC
  • Sandra Clarke, Associate Director of FINRA’s Membership Application Program group

Moderated by Linda Rittenhouse, JD, Director, Capital Markets Policy, CFA Institute

3:00 – 3:45 PM Blockchain Technology and Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding offers funding opportunities for small businesses looking for amounts from as high as $50 million to as low as $100,000. At these levels, the fees associated with obtaining funds can eclipse the value that the funds actually bring. Blockchain is digital distributed ledger technology that has been proposed to support crowdfunding efforts significantly more economically than traditional crowdfunding. This session will cover how blockchain technology works and how it might provide a cost-effective mechanism.


  • Jeff Billingham, VP, Markit
  • Paul Conn, President, Computershare Global Capital Markets
  • David L. MontesManaging Director, Financial Services, Strategy, KPMG LLP

Moderated by John Turner, CEO, XBRL International

3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 4:45 PM Data Standards to Support Funding Portals: New SEC rules require financial disclosures from companies seeking funding through crowdfunding portals. The portals themselves must evaluate companies seeking funding to guard against fraud and ensure investor protection. This session will address how data standards are needed to improve efficiency and provide an effective, low-cost mechanism for financial reporting.

Speaker: Campbell Pryde, XBRL US

4:45 – 5:30 PM Debt and Equity Crowdfunding in Action: Find out how crowdfunding initiatives driven by the new SEC regulation will translate into actual funding and investing opportunities.

Speaker: Scott Purcell, CEO & Founder, FundAmerica

5:30 – 6:30 PM Networking Reception

4 comments on “FinTech Forum: Crowdfunding & Data Standards”

  1. Edna D'Souza says:

    Hello- is there going to be a webcast as well? Or the forum is only for in-person attendees?


  2. Hi Edna – we’re currently researching options, but don’t have anything in place just yet … stay tuned.

  3. Edward Mofrad says:


    Like Edna, I am interested in a Webcast, as I live & work in Los Angeles, and on that particular evening (6/28) I am attending a graduate seminar at USC – and therefore can’t be in NYC for the afternoon seminar in person.

    Many thanks,

  4. Hi Edna and Edward – we’ve posted the replay of the event on our site – login and you’ll be able to watch.

    Let me know if you have questions.