Gary Spirer leveraged his MBA in finance from Columbia University to become an investment banker, investor, and entrepreneur who has transacted over half a billion dollars of real estate development and syndication. Spirer has also raised over $60 million of equity—$125 million in today's dollars—from accredited investors and small funds for emerging growth companies.
Spirer is the founder of the interactive video hosting, marketing, engagement and analytics platform DilogR, which measures viewers’ opinions, insights, and answers to surveys, polls, quizzes, and segments and responds to them in real time.
He is also an author and a public speaker. His current book Crowdfunding: The Next Big Thing reveals the secrets of raising capital in the digital age. Spirer outlines the ins and outs of the five major capital-raising strategies, including how the current Kickstarter type crowdfunding differs from crowdfunding equity.