Sherwood Neiss

Sherwood Neiss

Senior Advisor

Mr. Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Title III of the U.S. JOBS Act to legalize equity and lending-based crowdfunding. He is in the forefront of the online investment industry, as the co-founder of GUARDD and Crowdfund Capital Advisors (“CCA”). GUARDD is a financial disclosure tool for private companies. GUARDD helps private companies be in compliance with state Blue Sky laws. CCA is a consulting firm serving certain governments and multi-lateral organizations including Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, governments of Mexico, Chile, Malaysia, Israel, and the UAE, professional investors, crowdfunding professionals and the entrepreneurial community. 


Mr. Neiss co-authored the World Bank’s research report “Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World” as well as the MIF report “Creating a Crowdfunding Ecosystem in Chile.” He is the chief architect of the CCLEAR Regulation Crowdfunding Database that tracks and monitors online security transactions for investors, regulators, platforms and the media. This data is transmitted to Bloomberg daily. Mr. Neiss serves on the advisory boards of several crowdfunding companies. He is a Venture Partner in Crowdfund Capital Ventures that invests in the crowdfunding ecosystem.


Mr. Neiss was selected as a recipient of the Crowdfunding Visionary Award as well as Crowdfund Beat’s 2017 Person of the Year. VentureBeat listed Mr. Neiss as one of the most influential thought leaders in crowdfunding He also covers crowdfunding for VentureBeat as an active guest writer. Prior to CCA, Mr. Neiss co-founded FLAVORx, Inc., acted as its chief financial officer, won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as the Inc. 500 award three years in a row.


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