I am a Crowdfunding Evangelist and a strong believer in the social power of crowdfunding.
I work as a strategic consultant fro crowdfunding platforms, governments and NGOs who believe in the possibilities of crowdfunding, not only for funding, but also forco-creation, marketing and brand awareness.
Clients include local and national governments, (international) NGOs, the European Commission, banks, accountancy firms, VC and Angel networks, universities and some of the most successful and innovative crowdfunding platforms in Europe.
As expert advisor on crowdfunding for the European Commission, founder and board member of several crowdfunding initiatives, Vice-Chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network and strategic consultant on civic- and SME-crowdfunding I know the trends of Crowdfunding in Europe and I help to make them happen.
As international (key-note) speaker at dozens of conferences a year, I was able to explain the power of crowdfunding to over 10,000 people.
A TED Talk by me with a short introduction of crowdfunding can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhg9uFCHAp8
My (Dutch) book on crowdfunding can be found here: http://bit.ly/dehypevoorbij