Rocket Hub thrives on entrepreneurs. And we want to help you connect with each other. In the Spotlight Series we highlight Rocket Hub members and their businesses. Read, learn and get in touch with crowdfunding expert Richard Swart.
Richard has a knack for advising entrepreneurs and platforms on strategy and finance options. His entrepreneurial journey began when he decided to leave academia to pursue his passion for creating businesses. Shortly after, he found himself managing operations for an internet startup that had an exit after eighteen months.
“I’m actively expanding networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners.”
Along his journey, he became acquainted with crowdfunding and co authored a white paper for the World Bank about its impact on innovation internationally. It was then that he returned to academia. This time as an advisor and board member to several startups around the world.
These days, Richard leads the UC Berkeley research program on crowdfunding. He is well versed on the topic of international crowdfunding and in his spare time consults for Goldman Sachs. Lately his time is spent traveling to and from Berkeley to Utah, where he lives and spends most of his time raising his young children. Which he jokes are the most expensive startups of all.
Find out more about Richard Swart and his business ventures by connecting with him on his Rocket Hub profile.
About The Author
FJ Tempelman is content creator at Rocket Hub. In the Spotlight Series, FJ highlights Rocket Hub members ánd their business.