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Crowdfund Capital Advisors

The ultimate authority in online investment. Our CCLEAR Platform provides comprehensive data and insights, serving diverse clients – from financial service firms seeking valuable data, family offices expanding regional entrepreneurial activity, policymakers shaping startup ecosystems, and entrepreneurs unlocking the keys to successful offers, to ecosystem players finding their niche in the marketplace. Join us and harness the power of our expertise to drive your success.

CCA’s Story

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) is the pioneering force behind the crowdfunding revolution. Our founders, Sherwood Neiss, Jason Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion, played instrumental roles in shaping the regulatory landscape through their active involvement in lobbying and drafting the crowdfunding bill that eventually became the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). This legislation, passed in 2012, marked a significant milestone in securities laws and opened doors for crowdfund investing.
Having gained support from key stakeholders such as the White House and influential lawmakers, CCA’s founders worked tirelessly to ensure the passage of the JOBS Act. They collaborated with representatives from both sides of the aisle, including Patrick McHenry and Senators Jeff Merkley, Michael Bennett, and Scott Brown, to refine and develop crowdfunding legislation. Their efforts led to the creation of Title III of the JOBS Act, a game-changing piece of legislation hailed by President Obama.
Beyond the United States, CCA’s impact extends globally. We have worked in over 45 countries, engaging with investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and multilateral organizations. Through infrastructure development, regulatory initiatives, and capacity-building projects, we have tackled early-stage finance challenges and harnessed the power of crowdfunding to foster successful ventures, innovation, and job creation.
Recognized for our expertise, CCA’s founders have been ranked among the ten most influential people in crowdfunding by Forbes.com. We have authored influential reports such as the World Bank’s “Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World” and published books like “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies” and contributed to “Crowdfunding – A Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet.” Each year, we publish the Annual Investment Crowdfunding report and provide insights into the best cities and states for pre-IPO startups.

In 2016, we introduced the groundbreaking CCLEAR Regulation Crowdfunding Database, a comprehensive platform that aggregates data on private companies raising funds online. This invaluable resource, with over 125 data points per company, fuels our research, analysis, and the publication of indices. Our CCLEAR Regulation Crowdfunding Dashboard discloses essential information on companies raising capital online, investor sentiments, state-wise capital flow, industry trends, and platform analysis.

CCA's contributions have gained widespread recognition, with coverage in prominent media outlets such as Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Markets, and TechCrunch. We have been featured on major networks like CNBC, CNN, and BBC, sharing our insights on the evolving crowdfunding landscape. Our experts are sought-after speakers at conferences globally, including prestigious events at The White House, TEDx, SXSW, and The Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

As we continue to shape the future of crowdfunding, our commitment to innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration remains unwavering. With CCA, you gain a trusted partner that brings expertise, experience, and a global network to help you navigate the ever-changing world of crowdfunding.

Our Leadership Team

Sherwood Neiss

Founding Partner

Jason Best

Founding Partner

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