Richard Swart, PhD
Swart holds a PhD in information systems from Utah State University and studied at the University of Utah and Stanford University. He has more than 20 years of experience and is 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. As such, he was the lead author of a major research paper for the World Bank on the potential impact of crowdfunding around the globe. He has been the subject of stories or interviews in leading business publications including Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, and dozens of others.