Paul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities in collaborative and equity based crowdfunding investments and raisings. He is CEO of a revolutionary funding platform at the Collaborative Investment Management Australia. He has personally been involved in transactions with 90 different entities seeking capital. Paul also consults to a number of organisations and governments internationally on how to structure their funding portals, processes and regulations to successfully manage funding with transparency governance.
Internationally he is known as “Mr Governance” due to the fraud free reign he managed while CEO of ASSOB, the world’s oldest equity crowdfunding platform. ASSOB raised $146 million for over 300 Australian companies using techniques tailored by Paul and his team over many years.
Paul lives south of Brisbane on Australia’s eastern coast and relishes the opportunity to discuss peer to peer finance developments and any moves towards better governance in fund raising and the democratisation of capital.
Robert Prestipino is a Trusted Authority & Strategic Advisor for Regional Leaders seeking to identify and develop compelling business cases for Catalyst Infrastructure.
He is a qualified Urban Designer, Registered Landscape Architect, corporate member of the Planning Institute of Australia and an Australian Certified Economic Developer and has received national and international awards for his best practice approach to creating better places for people and business.
Robert has been responsible for the development of a number of multi- million dollar catalyst infrastructure projects ranging from mainstreet improvements to integrated town centre projects.
After 30 years of working with urban and regional leaders to develop catalyst infrastructure projects Robert’s advice on project design and business case development is highly regarded resulting in his invitation as the key note presenter at the TEDxGympie on the theme of regional innovation.