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Richard Swart, PhD

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chairman of the Board, Unquoted plc and Member Board of Directors, Mentors International. Utah State grad. Stanford grad.

Chairman of the Board, Unquoted plc and Member Board of Directors, Mentors International. Utah State grad. Stanford grad.

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Entrepreneur Circle
Aspen Web Services


CrowdFunding Professional Association
Efactor Network
UC Berkeley
Unquoted plc
Mentors International
UC Berkeley
CrowdFunding Professional Association
Collective Changes - Global Mentoring
EFactor Group


Cambridge Alternative Finance Industry Leadership Board University of Cambridge December 2015 - present
Chief Strategy Officer NextGeneration Crowdfunding December 2015 - present
Advisor and Consultant UC Berkeley January 2014 - present
Founding Board Member CrowdFunding Professional Association May 2012 - present
Foundation Board Member Knōd March 2014 - present
Board of Advisors Collective Changes - Global Mentoring July 2014 - present
Member of Advisory Board Impact Hub May 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member CrowdSmart Inc May 2014 - present
Member Technology Partner Program Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation October 2014 - May 2016
Expert in Residence - Board of Advisors EFactor Group July 2013 - January 2016
Research Scholar University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business March 2015 - December 2015
Director of Research, Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance UC Berkeley July 2013 - March 2015
Partner and Research Director Crowdfund Capital Advisors October 2012 - March 2015
Member Board of Directors Mentors International August 2013 - December 2014
Founder Entrepreneur Circle January 2011 - October 2014
Consultant Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program May 2013 - December 2013
Adjunct Professor Utah State University August 2006 - May 2013
Regional Champion Startup America Partnership 2012 - May 2013
Executive Vice President Grow America Ventures December 2011 - March 2013
CEO and Founder Aspen Web Services October 2009 - December 2011
VP of Operations Inteliture/ElogicWebSolutions January 2008 - December 2009
Special Assistant to Dean Utah State University May 2004 - August 2007


Utah State University Management Information Systems 2004 - 2007
Stanford University Cybernetics and Epistemology 1991 - 1992

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AJ Pollak
We worked together  •  Co-founder & COO, Previously Director Of Sales, Dynapower Company, LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Very knowledgable in the Crowdfunding and academic world. Fantastic asset when building our initial advising team.

Andy Jorgensen
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Venture Worx and Senior Partner, MindStream Analytics.
He is exceptionally talented technically, has a strong marketing still set and has had a successful exit. Can't think of a better combinatio ... n