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Dara Albright

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Dara Albright, Crowdnetic’s chief communications officer and the editor of NowStreet Wire, began her career in IPO execution, investment banking, corporate communications, financial marketing, and institutional equity sales.

She then launched NowStreet, a media and event company specializing in crowdfinance. It was bought last year by Crowdnetic, and is now the primary provider of analysis and insight into the crowdfinance industry as well as legislation and innovation surrounding it. Crowdnetic is also leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace. It operates the industry’s premier centralized hub for real-time market data aggregated from platforms across the globe.

Ms. Albright is a frequent speaker on topics relating to market structure, private secondary transactions and crowdfinance.

She is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds securities industry Series 7, 24, 31 and 63 licenses.

Companies and Investments

NowStreet (Founder), Crowdnetic (Chief Communications Officer)

Lessons Learned

As more companies look for alternative lenders, they’ll start turning to “peers” for credit. I believe the peer-to-business (P2B) space will grow exponentially. Right now, there is far more investment demand for p2p loans than there is supply. I would not be surprised to see supply coming from business borrowers.

As the crowdfinance industry matures, it will be used to capitalize a lot of more capital-intensive industries such as renewable and health care. Consumers are much better at picking winners than the government. Case in point: consumers picked Apple, the government chose Solyndra.

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I love the locavesting concept. I foresee securities crowdfunding being very successful on the intrastate level.

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The crowdfinance industry is set to explode mainstream in a big way.

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big wall street is becoming less and less significant @NowStreet. #CrowdfundTX

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In new industries, women don’t have to contend with pre-existing good ole boys networks. Women are measured by how good they are, not by who they know.

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There should be a special kind of hell for women who dont help women.

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