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We bring platforms, campaigns, and new brands to life.

Meet the Team

Dan Baird
Dan BairdCEO
Dan founded Crack the Crowd in 2013, and is the company’s CEO and strategy lead. He is also a product design and launch expert. Previously, he served as Vice-President of CrowdEngine, leading sales, marketing, and launching dozens of crowdfunding platforms, including the first equity platform to reach $1 billion in offerings.
Gabi Barragan
Gabi BarraganDirector of Marketing
Gabi is Director of Marketing for Crack the Crowd. An experienced content strategist, marketer, and writer, she leads strategy, branding, and content initiatives for Crack the Crowd’s diverse roster of clients.
Tim LeCroix
Tim LeCroixDirector of Analytics & Campaigns
Tim drives automation, education, and analytics for CTC. He is the founder of crowdfunding platform BackerU and has spent the last decade in education as both a learner and teacher.

Featured Interviews and Events…

2506, 2015

Richard Swart on Global Impact, Culture, and Corruption in Crowdfunding

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In this episode we talk to Richard Swart, PHD Crowdfunding researcher, Author, Speaker, Investor, Advisor and one of the most prominent minds in crowdfunding. He’s at the center of the global talking to governments and all things crowdfunding.

In this interview, we discuss the state of the last two years of crowdfunding, how to the difference between US, South American, Chinese, and European crowdfunding markets, & corruption.

This is Only Part 1, so stick around for the next episode to learn more abou Galvin vs the SEC, the growth of Title II and Title iV, and the needs in the Jobs Act 2.0.

506, 2015

Richard Swart: U.S.’s Equity Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act 2.0

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In this episode we sit down for part two of our interview with Dr. Richard Swart to discuss the United States regulatory environment and its impact on crowd funding and innovation. Swart highlights Galvin’s Case vs. the SEC,  relatively flat growth of Title II, accredited investor’s friction to invest, and the surprising activity in real estate. He lays out a case for what should and could be done to stimulate more economic and crowd funding growth, in the JOBS Act 2.0 by congress person McHenry, and the need for action by legislators in the very near future to attain those goals.

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