About Us

InfraShares is a crowdfunding platform that helps raise private investment in infrastructure projects (toll-roads, bridges, water/waste-water, mass-transit, renewable energy, schools, courthouses, etc.) and infrastructure focused start-ups.  InfraShares takes the successful model of crowdfunding investment for technology start-ups and commercial real estate projects and applies it to the infrastructure industry.

While private investment in public infrastructure is critical to meeting global infrastructure needs, small to medium sized projects (under $500 million) and infrastructure technology companies often suffer from a lack of cost competitive early-stage capital.

Recent laws have removed restrictions on general solicitation of securities allowing for “crowdfunding” of equity and debt investment in new ventures.  InfraShares leverages technology and industry expertise to provide a platform for project sponsors to market their projects to a broad base of investors who were previously restricted from participating in these deals.

Brian Ross

Founder

InfraShares was founded by Brian Ross and in 2015 after seeing the need for community investment in privately financed infrastructure.  Brian is passionate about helping to develop needed public infrastructure by providing broad-based direct investment opportunities to the general public.

 

Brian brings 17 years of experience in civil engineering, construction management, and infrastructure finance.  Brian’s experience as an asset manager and financial advisor on public-private partnerships (P3) gives him unique insight into the benefits of InfraShares over the current model of infrastructure finance.  Brian is a reserve officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, and deployed to Afghanistan in support OEF in 2011.  Brian was awarded the Bronze Star and named Engineering Platoon Leader of the year for his service.

 

His time in Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader brings real world leadership experience to the team.  Brian holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Masters’ in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Supporting Brian is a team of advisors with expertise in the fields of project finance and infrastructure development.

David Heyman

Advisor

Nationally recognized strategist, thought leader, and expert in national security, technology innovation, and international affairs. Senior executive in business and government, at the White House, US Department of Energy, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and in the private sector.

David Heyman co-founded and currently leads Smart City Works, a next-generation—and first of its kind—business accelerator, focused exclusively on urban infrastructure and improving the livability, operations, and resilience of cities.  He also serves in a number of leadership roles on both municipal, corporate, and international advisory boards including InfraShares.

With a unique background working at the intersection of technology, security, and public policy, and with broad experience across the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia, Heyman has been at the forefront of solving some of the toughest problems in society today. His work and commentary has been featured in the media by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications.

Robert Mazer

Advisor

Passionate and seasoned entrepreneur and attorney with extensive and multi-decade experience in developing creative and innovative solutions to extremely complex business and legal problems in the telecommunications industry. Recognized as an industry innovator and elder-statesman who has left an indelible mark on the sector. Demonstrated ability to launch and restructure organizations with a keen eye for alliances, integration and establishing forward-thinking footprints and scalable business models. Able to quickly recognize technical, economic regulatory, policy and legal trends and business opportunities in shifting telecom landscape.

A principal who assisted in the conception and founding of iBiquity Digital (terrestrial digital radio), iXnet (Global VPN), Ondas Media (European satellite radio) and most recently Apio Systems, Inc. Drafted business plans, identified the core management team and secured investors.