The Soho Loft and Grow VC Group Creates a New Crowd Funding and P2P Investing Media and Market Information Company with Soho Grow, Inc
Press release – February 26, 2013 – New York, London, Hong Kong
The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events (TSL), a New York based crowdfunding media group, and The Grow VC Group, a globally operating peer-to-peer investing services group, have agreed to create a joint venture that focuses on developing crowdfunding, p2p investments and new funding model media services. The new JV, Soho Grow Inc., creates content for crowdfunding media, events and services, and collects market and services data to supply market research information. The TSL organizes, produces and sponsors over 250 events annually and globally while creating content for many top tier publications. The blogs, podcasts and newsletter produced regularly by the Grow VC Group have positioned the company as a leading crowdfunding information source. Grow VC also organizes funding events, for example, for Mobile World Congress held this week in Barcelona. Together TSL and Grow VC will be the world leading information source for crowdfunding globally.
David Drake, the CEO of The Soho Loft comments, “We are very excited about this cooperation. We can combine The Soho Loft’s media and event experience with Grow VC’s market knowledge and information. This cooperation helps us to build world leading media services for new funding models and it is also aligned with our global expansion.”
Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman of Grow VC Group, says “We have already cooperated with The Soho Loft and seen a lot of synergies. Companies and people want to learn more about crowdfunding and new investment models because the traditional finance market is struggling. We believe this cooperation will be excellent for the whole crowdfunding market and it helps both groups to focus on their core businesses.”
TSL is a leading financial innovation media company for crowdfunding and contributes and writes for publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Grow VC Group has services and companies like the global crowdfunding market growvc.com; Crowd Valley Inc., which offers a p2p investing platform and backoffice; Grow Advisors, a leading consulting and investment banking services firm for p2p investing, and Mutual Seed Fund, a p2p investing fund. TSL and Grow VC see strong demand for crowdfunding, p2p investing and finance 2.0-oriented content and research information.
“This is no longer only about startup crowdfunding. We are starting to see the biggest change in the finance services to occur in the last century as p2p models make many middlemen useless and markets become more effective. This revolution needs its own media”, maintain David Drake and Jouko Ahvenainen.
About The Soho Loft
The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events (”TSL”) is a corporate strategy and advisory services company specializing in financial innovation. Through its global events and media platform it advances diligent and innovative investing for start-up entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. TSL provides visionary leadership and relevant education in the areas of capital formation, crowdfunding, angel investing, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, micro-finance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.
About The Grow VC Group
The Grow VC Group represents crowdfunding, peer-to-peer investment models, global business development programs and service providers for companies and investors. The Group is a global pioneer and leader in the p2p investment and business development market. The Grow VC Group comprises of proven global professionals, with real entrepreneur and personal investment track records spanning decades and continents. The Group is recognized as a leading innovator of crowd-based investment models and open marketplaces, for asset classes starting from early stage ventures to various verticals. Grow VC Group includes, for example, Crowd Valley Inc., growvc.com market place, Grow Advisors, Mutual Seed Fund, ChangeLab23, and several portfolio companies.