CEO / Owner ~ Dr Dion Klein
I acquired iPledg in 2014 in order to combine my three passions: education, business and fundraising (especially for not-for-profits) to educate people in how to have successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Originally from the United States, I moved to Australia in 1994 where I was the Course Convenor for the Sports Administration Program at the University of Canberra and developed the Fundraising and Sponsorship in Sport course – a first in Australia. Over the years it has been an awesome experience being able to assist not-for-profits and start-ups in ‘finding money’, securing grants, raising money via events, and connecting them with investors. Moving into the crowdfunding space is a natural progression and am looking forward to helping more people. Make sure you check out crowdfundingbootcamps.com.au.
We are delighted to continue the engagement of Bryan’s knowledge of the platform and crowdfunding. He is the Founder of iPledg and Director of Capital Exchange Australia. In 2002, Bryan teamed up with Steve Flint to form Time Masters (Australia), offering project management, program management, and general management consultancy to small and large businesses, locally and abroad. He is an international speaker, consultant and presenter on both Pledge and Investment crowd funding. Having been invited to the Board of the Australian Association of Angel Investors, he is also a sponsor and consultant to the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB).
Paul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities on Investor Aggregation, Collaborative funding and Crowdfunding platforms. He is passionate about providing matchmaking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in the emerging distributed financial economy including recording blockchain empowered solutions. His specialties include Investor Aggregation, Crowdsourcing, Collaborative Investment Platforms, Peer to Peer funding, Equity crowdfunding, Capital Raising, and Productive Investing.