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Tim T.

Location:

Denver, CO

Member since:

April 28, 2012

Why, in particular, are your interested in crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding has vast application not only in helping new businesses reach their goals but also in several areas of commercial real estate finance, which is my expertise -- as a direct way of allowing smaller investors to participate in exciting new projects, or in distressed real estate acquisitions, or in distressed debt acquisitions, as equity partners instead iof through a REIT or ETF or other vehicle. And on the business side, I am an SBA 7A and 504 expert, used to saying "no" to startups because of historical default risk. But crowdfunding for new businesses -- the clients I call on regularly -- is a very exciting new tool and I willl be referring businesses of all kinds to crowdfinding portals. In addition, by offering secured and unsecured debt through our membner credit unions, I can go a step further and enhance return on investment and extend the ability of the business to fund R&D and expansion.

Are you looking for money or for an investment, or are you just curious?

I am looking to get involved and bring the concept to my business clients and to Ciolorado's credit unions, whose members may be potential investors.

How familiar are you with the subject of crowdfunding in general? Have you been the beneficiary of a crowdfunding effort in the past?

Attended a seminar with Vic Ahmed at Colorado;'s Innovation Pavilion.

Introduction

Tim Thomas is Senior Business Development Officer for Centennial Lending, a Credit Union Service Organization owned by 13 credit unions in Colorado and Wyoming. Centennial has a portfolio of $880 million in commercial and small business loans

What Tim T. is saying about this Meetup Group

A great opportunity -- premature until the regs get decided upon, but good discussion and several brilliant and accomplished people


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