About Crowdnetic

Crowdnetic is a leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace. We operate the industry’s premier centralized hub for real-time market data aggregated from platforms across the globe.

Founded in 2011 by experienced financial technology and data industry experts, Crowdnetic is committed to creating a productive and sustainable marketplace for the global crowdfinance industry. Bringing over 15 years of experience in building complex, data-intensive customized solutions, the leadership team has been instrumental in revolutionizing the industry through developing market data and analytics solutions.

Crowdnetic owns and operates CrowdneticWire.com, Lendvious.com, CrowdWatch.co and is a co-producer of the premier peer-lending conference, LendIt, the largest and most recognized conference in the P2P and online lending industry.

Leadership Team

Luan Cox Founder and CEO

Ms. Cox has deep financial data and applications experience and has previously served as the General Manager and Vice President of Interactive Data Managed Solutions - Americas (acquired by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus), Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Stockpoint (acquired by ScreamingMedia and later MarketWatch, now part of IDC), Executive Director of Partner Solutions for Quote.com (acquired by IDC).

She is also a founding member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) and the Crowdfund Intermediary Advocates (CFIRA).

She is also a proud alumna of the elite Springboard Accelerator program (class of 2013) comprised of the world’s leading women-led media and technology companies.

Srikanth Goteti Founder and CTO

Mr. Goteti is a financial data systems expert and has over 10 years of experience in leading development teams in the financial services industry. He studied Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.

Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Technology for Interactive Data Managed Solutions – Americas. While there, he built and led a global team in developing both adviser and investor-focused market data systems and front-end applications that are currently licensed by over 350 global financial institutions including Wells Fargo, Citi, JPMorgan/Chase, Pershing, Bank of America and the NYSE.

He also serves on the Board of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) and is a member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA).

Mike Li-Seabrooks VP, Business Strategy & Process

Mr. Michael joins Crowdnetic with over 15 years in the global manufacturing and financial marketplace, thus bringing a wealth of process and strategy management experience to the team. In his role at Crowdnetic he will help establish a structured process for delivery as well as add significant direction in our business strategic objectives. Michael is a graduate of Fairfield University (Info Systems & Accounting) and holds certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt in the six sigma methodology as well as a certificate as both a Scrum master and Product Owner in the Agile method. He is also a member of the Scrum Alliance.

Janet Rosenblum Director of Product Management

Ms. Janet is a lawyer, formerly with the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. At Cadwalader, she was an associate in the Litigation Department, where her practice was in general commercial litigation with an emphasis on white-collar crime. Before law school, Janet worked as a staff accountant in the General Audit Department of Price Waterhouse & Co. (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) in their New York office. Her main auditing client at Price Waterhouse was the New York Stock Exchange. Janet has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from Yale and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. She is a member of the New York bar.

Our Advisors

Emily Susskind

Emily Susskind is an independent consultant performing engagements in technology assessment, implementation, and strategy, leveraging her background in technology—driven businesses across the financial services, information services, entertainment and media, and electronics industries in both enterprise IT management and in product and service delivery. Previously, she held positions as Chief Information Officer of Prudential Financial Inc.’s International Division, Executive Vice President at Sony Corporation of America, Senior Vice President at Dow Jones Markets (Telerate) and Director at Salomon Brothers Inc. Ms. Susskind is a Board Director of Hot Bread Kitchen, Inc., a food business incubator and workforce development program, is Vice-Chairman and Director of Education Through Music, Inc., and is a former Board Director of City Harvest. She is an active investor with Golden Seeds, an angel network funding women entrepreneurs.

Ms. Susskind earned an MBA degree in finance from the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA degree in philosophy from Wellesley College.


Susan Strausberg

Ms. Strausberg is a pioneer in the financial information and publishing arenas, having co-founded numerous companies since the 1970’s. Currently, she is the co-founder of 9W Search, a next generation financial search engine optimized for mobile users. Under her leadership as the co-founder of EDGAR Online (acquired by RR Donnelly), the company became an internationally recognized brand as the trusted source for SEC filings while at the same time delivering value-added applications that produced the fastest and most accurate financial information in the market. Prior to founding EDGAR Online, she was an academic publisher and a film producer.


Carsten Dirks

Mr. Dirks currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Open-Xchange AG. He is responsible for Engineering, Professional Services, Support, Key Account Management and Corporate Services (Finance, Human Resources, Administration).

He previously served as chairman of the executive board of Interactive Data Managed Solutions and was globally responsible for the Wealth Management solutions group.

Mr. Dirks studied in Germany and in the U.S. and holds an MBA from Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt with a focus on Operations Research and Applied Computer Science.


Sherwood Neiss

Mr. Neiss is co-founder of The Startup Exemption, the non-profit responsible for bringing the concept of Equity Crowdfunding to Washington, DC, and co-founded the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA).

Mr. Neiss is the industry face of Equity Crowdfunding and has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Economist, the Financial Times and Forbes on the subject of Crowdfunding.


Jason Best

As a co-founder of The Startup Exemption, he co-authored the crowdfunding framework used in the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Jason is currently working within Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and writing the Crowdfunding for Dummies book through Wiley & Son’s. Furthermore, Jason is the co-founder of the CrowdFunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) the self-regulating association for the crowdfunding industry, and he is on the council of The Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS), which promotes best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally.

Mr. Best earned his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and also holds a Bachelors degree from William Jewell College.


Marisol Sanchez-Leffler

Director Lodging Global Client Group, Merchant Services American Express Company

Marisol has worked at American Express for 18 years, holding key positions in Customer Acquisition, Digital Marketing and Business Development. During her tenure, she helped to launch some of the most successful small business card products to include the PLUM and SimplyCash cards. In her current role, Marisol is responsible for managing and developing global merchant relationships between American Express and strategic partners within the lodging industry.

Marisol holds an MBA degree from the Columbia University and a BA in finance and investments from Baruch College.

Our Partners

Crowdnetic is proud to be partnered with "best of breed" service providers, all dedicated to creating a sustainable and transparent investment marketplace.