Ruth Hedges is the CEO of Unismart Capital Software Inc. As the creator and key architect of the Funding Roadmap online licensable platform, Ms. Hedges has been responsible for pioneering a new and innovative virtual system for business planning and due diligence reporting on the cloud.
Ms Hedges has worked from the beginning with the principles of Startup Exemption to promote Crowdfund investing and to help get the Jobs Act bills passed. These bills contain provisions for expanding the parameters of crowdfunding. Unismart Capital Software has created the first standardized crowdfunding reporting system on the cloud. http://crowdfundingroadmap.com
Ms Hedges is also a Founding board member of the Governance committee for The Crowdfunding Professional Association Organizing (CFPA) and also a Founding Board member of CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA).
Give us your fired, your under-funded start-ups, your huddled masses of innovative entrepreneurs yearning for access to capital. The wretched refuse of your economically broken shores. Send us the Twitters, the LinkedIn and Facebook tempest-tossed pioneers fighting to claim their piece of the American dream and let them stake a claim by crowdfunding , so we can all walk through the golden door.” -Ruth E. Hedges (with help from Emma Lazarus)"
Ms Hedges is a council member of the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program which is an initiative by Crowdsourcing.org to promote the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally.
Previously, Ms. Hedges was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as the New York Times, the LA times and People magazine for her work with Oxfam America and the Hollywood Hunger Banquets.She was featured on ABC's Home Show, and the Financial News Network produced a two-part series on Ms. Hedges for their show” American Entrepreneur”. She was invited to fill a cabinet seat on the Second Century Campaign board which raised over 16 million dollars to build the new Union Rescue Mission. She is the recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for that work.
Ms. Hedges was also honored with an award from the late Mayor Tom Bradley for her work with feeding the homeless of the City of Los Angeles. In 2000 Ms. Hedges started and developed an incubation company in Pasadena California helping dot-com companies properly structure their operations, write business plans, and raise venture capital. Her lifelong entrepreneurial experience was a resource many companies needed. Helping those companies became the inspiration for the idea behind the Funding Roadmap.
|CFPA's Mission is to facilitate a vibrant, credible and growing crowdfunding community through programs and initiatives focused on providing a unified voice which advocates on behalf of all participants in the crowdfunding environment.|
|The Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program is an initiative by Crowdsourcing.org to promote the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally.|
|CFIRA is a membership organization that includes members of the CrowdFund Investing, donation and reward-based crowdfunding community as well as representatives of related industries including angel and venture capital firms.
Among Ms. Hedges' many impressive accolades in the crowdfunding industry, she is also a lecturer on the topic of equity crowdfunding at UNLV. An educational seminar called Comprehensive Crowdfund Training: Creating a Successful Investment-Based Crowdfunding Campaign, which is lead by Ms. Hedges, is the first ever university course of it's kind that teaches people about equity based crowdfunding
Click here to see upcoming UNLV courses that Ruth will be teaching at.