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David Crowder

W.D. Crowder is an American published author. His background and areas of expertise include history, economics, expatriate living, international relations, investments and personal finance. A widely read and top of his class graduate of Stetson University, he obtained his bachelor of arts degree in History with minors in Latin American Studies and International Relations and a special emphasis in Economics. He was President of his Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Fraternity) Stetson University chapter and a Phi Beta Kappa (National Honors Fraternity) member.

Lending Club Review

A new industry is in town, and it is known as peer to peer lending. This business model is really a giant credit marketplace that matches up those individuals who have funds to invest, or lend out, to those individuals…

Funded Review

There is one of the Peer to Peer lenders and investing platforms that calls itself the primary source for startup funding and angel investors. You could call this a crowdfunding P2P company and service for investors with even more money…

Daric Review

Peer to Peer Lending and Crowdfunding is no stranger to innovation. The entire concept is based on a revolutionary breakthrough in technology that puts borrowers and lenders directly together on a platform where they can make and receive loans at…

DriverUp Review

The car loan industry is one that has not seen much innovation in recent years. Buyers still have to spend half a day or more going over financing and paperwork to actually drive home in a new or used vehicle.…

SoFi Review

Many observers of the student lending marketplace have noted that there are problems with the system for getting money to people who want to further their education. SoFi is a company that is doing more than just talking about the…

Circle Back Lending Review

Some of the P2P and crowdfunding platforms have chosen to go a different route than the mainstream direction, by seeking out institutional investors. This way, they do not have to worry about who is accredited and who is not, or…

Peerform Review

Eventually you had to figure some Wall Street investor types would catch on to the revolution that has been ongoing in Peer to Peer Lending and crowdfunding and jump on the proverbial bandwagon. That happened back in April 2010 with…

Pave Review

Peer to Peer Lending is no stranger to competition. Among the numerous companies popping up to make unsecured or real estate loans to individuals or businesses is Pave P2P Lending based in New York City, NY. What makes them different is…

MedStartr Review

While equity and even real estate crowdfunding and peer to peer lending operations are seemingly everywhere, you have not seen as much of this type of fundraising in the healthcare industry and medical fields as you might expect. This is…

Kickstarter Review

While many of the crowdfunding and Peer to Peer lenders focus on equity investments in companies or real estate investments, there are some that would say they have a higher calling. These particular crowdfunding outfits focus their efforts on helping…

Patch of Land Review

Probably the most creatively named Peer to Peer Real Estate platform on the market is Patch of Land. This is a lending marketplace that puts together institutional and accredited investors with borrowers who are purchasing real estate. The investors are…

OneVest Review

You have not seen too many major mergers of the actual platforms in the Crowdfunding and Peer to Peer Lending space. One did happen in 2014 that created what is now one of the superpowers of the equity crowdfunding and…

MicroVentures Review

Investment banks are few and far between in the world of Peer to Peer Lending and crowdfunding. Microventures is such an unusual entity that combines the very best of both worlds, equity crowdfunding and venture capital. In fact, this company…

EquityNet Review

EquityNet is an interesting dual mandate company in the crowdfunding space. On the one hand they offer the usual equity fundraising opportunities to businesses through investors like you. On the other hand, they provide an impressive suite of business planning…

SeedInvest Review

When you look at the amount of money that early investing in Venture Capital has made over the last 30 years, it will sicken you if you missed out like the overwhelming majority of investors. At an astonishing 21.29% average…

AgFunder Review

As the population of the world grows towards 10 billion people by around the year 2050, the earth is going to have to accomodate with a doubling or even tripling of the global food supply. There is a crowdfunding and…

AngelList Review

There are a number of operations in the country that claim to be the founding members of crowdfunding, like Kickstarter, Prosper, Lending Club, Funding Circle, and others. The reason there is so much confusion on who was actually first is because…

Able Lending Review

The element that makes this industry so very exciting is that there is always something new, or some new angle, in the Peer to Peer Lending and Crowdfunding space. Able Lending is a P2P outfit whose own angle is that…