If you are interested in crowdfunding come and talk to the experts from the NYC crowdfunding community. Crowdfunding experts will be given a special name-tag to identify them. Agenda
6:00pm - 7:00pm : Networking
7:00pm - 7:30pm: Experts will give a short description of what they do
7:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking
Experts at this event:
Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite: Alex helps small businesses with raising money online. He is CEO of CrowdsUnite which is the largest review site for funding platforms. Alex was mentioned in publications like the Huffington post. His writings about crowdfunding were published on major websites like crowdsourcing.org . Vator.TV interviewed him about helping small businesses with funding.
Daryl Montgomery: Educator, writer, speaker and investor with a primary interest in alternative investments. Have written four investing books and 700 investing articles. Currently working on a fifth book on crowdfunding, which deals with all four models -- donation, reward, debt and equity and is global in scope. Run the 5000+ member New York Investing meetup (the largest investing meetup in the world), which provides the public with market and economic education.
Nicholas Maroun, VP of Business Development at WeDidIt
Nicholas does Business Development at WeDidIt, an online and mobile fundraising platform for nonprofits. Based in NYC. WeDidIt was part of DreamIt Ventures NYC 2013 program, and was also featured by the Wall Street Journal for their Startup of the Year Documentary.
Amanda Barbara, Vice President at Pubslush:
Pubslush is a global crowdfunding publishing platform for authors to raise funds and gauge the audience for new book ideas, and for trendsetting readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Through a publishing imprint, powered by readers, Pubslush acquires high potential books from the platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need.
Erica Anderson, Director of Crowdfunding at Seed&Spark:
Seed&Spark is the world's first crowdfunding and streaming distribution site made just for independent film. Seed&Spark's platform helps independent films build audiences from the first twinkle of an idea through the finished product: from crowdfunding, to production tools and resources, all the way through digital distribution.
Albert Periu, Director of Business Development at Funding Circle USA
Alternative Lending Platform directly connecting small businesses looking for debt capital with non-traditional lenders. Founded as Endurance Lending Network, in October 2013 we merged with Funding Circle to form the first international alternative lending market by way of a $37M capital raise from Accel Partners, Ribbit Capital, USV, and Index Ventures. To date it is the largest primary capital raise for crowdfunding marketplaces. Aaron Kellner, Investment Executive of SeedInvest SeedInvest is an equity-based, crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding. James Suh, Strategy Director at Return on Change Return on Change is an online crowdinvesting platform connecting startups and investors. They work with startups in the CleanTech, EdTech, Life Science, Tech, and Social Enterprise industries.