April 21st, 2017
Paul Niederer, Advisor, Equity Crowdfunding
Paul Niederer is one of the world’s leading authorities in equity based crowdfunding, investor aggregation and trust based blockchain driven systems and has personally been involved with successfully assisting 92 companies to raise capital.
As a result of his experience in the due diligence processes involved in capital raisings for businesses and non-profits he is sought after to advise on building complaint capital raising systems. His trademark is in re-designing existing processes to be based on trust based systems. This includes business process re-engineering and on-line processes to encompass blockchain based solutions. While the blockchain area is technical, 80% effort in a successful solution is business process re-engineering.
With the intense interest worldwide in Equity Crowdfunding Platforms, and Collaborative Funding Platforms Paul is involved in consulting to a number of parties on how to structure their funding portals, processes and regulations to have successful raises with a fair deal for investors and stakeholders.
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 minimizing fraud in equity based crowdfunding transactions a number of times.
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.