stamfordadvocate.com - August 15, 2013
John Kallassy, MBA ’03, president and co-founder of I-Bankers Direct, is featured in this story about his firm’s launch of a crowd-funding platform that enables individuals to invest directly in selected small-cap growth businesses. "It was clear to us that there are many high-net-worth individual investors in the marketplace who have both the ability and the desire to invest in small, dynamic companies," said Kallassy in the article. "What they lacked is access to a reliable source of deals. We also know from experience how challenging it can be for small, growing businesses to raise capital."