Sherwood Neiss is a Principal and Chief Crowdfunding Data Analyst at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, a Partner at Crowd Capital Ventures, and a co-founder of GUARDD, Inc. He is an expert at building successful businesses. As a 3-time INC500 winner whose former company won E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Sherwood understands the keys to entrepreneurial success from concept to company to capital to sale.
As a serial entrepreneur and investor during the 2008 recession, Sherwood saw a need for a change in outdated securities laws and did something about it—as a co-founding member of Startup Exemption, Sherwood co-authored the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act. He was invited to the Rose Garden by President Obama on April 5, 2012 when the bill was signed into law.
Within Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), Sherwood works with clients ranging from governments and banks that are looking for ways to boost economic development in their countries to investment firms looking for access to increased deal flow that crowdfunding creates. As the Chief Data Analyst he oversees a team responsible for aggregating data from all registered offerings taking place on Online Investment Platforms and bringing that over to Bloomberg. At Crowd Capital Ventures (CCVF), Sherwood researches, analyses and invests in promising FinTech companies focusing on all sectors of the crowdfunding market. And at GUARDD, Sherwood helps issuers navigate around Blue Sky laws as they relate to secondary trading of exempt, unregistered securities.
Sherwood serves as an advisor to several crowdfunding platforms and crowdfunding technologies giving him a unique understanding and view of the industry and market. As an industry leader, Sherwood contributes to several publications including VentureBeat and TechCrunch. He additionally co-authored Crowdfund Investing for Dummies through Wiley & Son’s as well as the World Bank Report Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World.
Sherwood co-founded Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CPA), and served as Governing Board Member and co-chair where he led the fight to ensure investors are protected while entrepreneurs have access to the capital they need to start and grow promising companies.
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