Crowdfunder Dom Einhorn Talks Tech and Investing at the One Spark Fest
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jacksonville Harbor is a fitting backdrop for an interview with Dom Einhorn at the One Spark Festival. For a "buy-sider" of crowd funding, Einhorn's ship has truly come in as he has a team of six working the event.
Einhorn's company, Born2Invest, is a crowdfunding platform. And with more than 600 "creators" (attendees who present their projects at the event) strutting their stuff in Jacksonville, Einhorn has a vast array of potential clients.
Einhorn is bringing a different model to crowdfunding, befitting his unique background. With citizenship in three countries (the U.S., Germany and France), Einhorn operates Born2Invest from offices in Berlin, Manila and Jackson, Wyo. His goal is to "delineate who we are not, more than anything. Crowdfunding platforms now have a business model of high volume and low quality. For Born2Invest, it will be low volume and high quality."For that, Born2Invest will focus on publicly traded companies. "With Born2Invest, publicly traded companies will offer transparency and products that are already on the market," Winhorn said. "There are far too many instances of crowd-funded entities now not delivering results." Einhorn already has a stable of publicly traded companies lined up as clients. It officially begins operations on May 1. Previous business development clients of Einhorn's include Amazon (AMZN), Priceline.com (PCLN), Charles Schwab (SCHW), and Dell, among others. Einhorn is particularly bullish about what lies ahead at the One Spark Festival in mid-September 2014 in Berlin, his old stomping grounds.