Recognized as one of the top thought leaders in crowdfunding and alternative finance, with particular interest in its impact on social innovation and global challenges, Richard has been the subject in leading business publications including Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, PBS, MSNBC, NPR, Financial Times, Washington Post and dozens of others. Coauthor of the book Crowdfunding: the Corporate Era, Richard discusses how corporations leverage crowdfunding as an essential tool for driving innovative ways to strengthen their brand experience, deepen their impact in the community and improve sales. Current projects include:

  • National, Regional and International Studies of Alternative Finance Markets
  • Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation
  • Developing a Development Finance Model for Alternative Finance
  • Studying how NGOs and Organizations can empower projects with crowdfunding
  • University Crowdfunding Consulting
  • Advising professional investors, funds, and other consulting firms on market developments and investment strategy