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Richard Swart

Richard Swart

Title: Strategic Advisor

Company: CrowdSmart

Location: San Francisco, CA

Educational Background:

PhD, Utah State University, 2007

Huntsman School Interactions:

Huntsman Venture Forum Speaker - March 29, 2019


Dr. Richard Swart is a globally recognized authority on FinTech and alternative finance. He was a founding member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association and ran the first national conference on Crowdfunding in the United States. Dr. Swart ran a research program on innovation in platform-based investing and crowdfunding at UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and was the director of the Center for Emerging Technologies and Fintech Research Fellow at UC Irvine. He has provided expert advice and consultation to the White House National Economic Council, the British Parliament, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and dozens of global universities, think tanks, foundations, banks, governments, funds and family offices. He also sits on a number of boards and advisory boards for fintech, blockchain, and AI companies.


Huntsman Venture Forum: Technology and Markets Presentation - Richard Swart - march 29, 2019