Equity crowdfunding – both with a CF raise and the larger Regulation A and Regulation A+ vehicles – is big part of the digital transformation of capital markets.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS ACT) created the sector in order to help more companies raising capital and allow main street investors more direct access to private markets.
Once the policy opened the door it was up to entrepreneurs, like today’s guest, to actually build the infrastructure to allow the equity crowdfunding space to flourish.
In the process something remarkable happened – capital raise began to merge with e-commerce marketing models.
And that part of the equity crowdfunding revolution is having dramatic impacts. Here at Media Meets Markets we believe the full opportunities of this merging of digital marketing and capital markets are grossly underestimated.
My guest today is Rebecca Kacaba, CEO & Co-founder of Dealmaker.tech. In the world of equity crowdfunding platforms for companies & investors looking to participate in the Regulation A and Regulation A+ vehicles, Rebecca and her team are the leaders.
Dealmaker has powered nearly $2 billion of online capital raise for it's clients.
Rebecca is winner of Lexpert’s Top 40 Under 40, named one of North America’s most innovative lawyers by the Financial Times, a finalist for 2022’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. After a decade of practicing securities law, she took an ambitious leap from her partnership at the world’s largest law firm and founded DealMaker to build a system that would combat the costly inefficiencies that plague the traditional capital raise process.
She is the force behind building DealMaker into Canada’s 3rd Fastest Growing Company as ranked by the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business. With her vision and drive, Rebecca has become a leader and trailblazer in the intersection of the capital markets and tech, who is committed to driving change and doing business the right way.
Rebecca currently serves as a Board Member for the Crowdfunding Professionals Association (CfPA) to help shape the future of this new and emerging segment of the capital markets.
Find the transcript of this episode at Capital Markets Tech: The Race to Build the "Amazon" of Online Capital Raise.
Capital Markets Tech is produced by Media Meets Markets, the growing business media & events ecosystem for the world of Direct to Investor (DIC) marketing.
John Newtson, host and founder of Media Meets Markets, can be reached via LinkedIn at John Newtson