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Today’s Funding Ideas for Start-ups

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Looking for funding for your emerging business? Don’t overlook these nine funding sources, because many sources of financing are available. Our panel of three professionals will present the following start-up financing options:

Friends & FamilyCrowdfundingPeer to PeerAngel / VC FundingFactoringAsset Based LendingPersonal ResourcesSBA LoansBank Financing


Joe Larkins
Sereno Capital LLC

Joe is the President of Sereno Capital. Sereno Capital provides innovative & reliable Accounts Receivable / Factoring solutions for companies throughout Silicon Valley & California. Sereno Capital is a private lender that specializes in asset-based debt for small, high growth companies. Sereno Capital’s custom financing options allows it to provide the best financing available, not only for companies in excellent financial condition, but also for companies that have been refused credit lines or loans by traditional lenders. Anson Liang
Founder and CEO

Anson is the founder & CEO of Trustleaf, the easiest way for small business owners to borrow money from friends and family using personal loans. Anson is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in product management, technology, marketing, and startup fundraising. He has co-founded two consumer-facing Internet companies, led a hardware startup to achieve multi-million dollar revenue in just 9 months, and was the Senior PM at Coffee Table, an e-commerce mobile app with major clients such as Nordstrom, REI, and LL Bean. Anson is a fellow at the Founder Institute and is recognized by the USCIS as an Individual with Extraordinary ability. Prior to entering the startup arena, Anson worked in financial services as a Business Analyst in Strategic Change Management at Credit Suisse Investment Bank.

Ken Mannina
Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager
Bridge Bank

Ken Mannina is Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager with the SBA and Real Estate Lending Division of Bridge Bank where he oversees a marketing staff serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Ken has worked in Commercial Lending since 1987. Since joining Bridge Bank in 2002, he has originated and funded over $250 million in loans. Ken has worked on corporate finance and commercial real estate projects throughout the state and the nation, including retail, industrial, warehouse, office, R&D and condominium properties. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, he was a Business Development Officer with Greater Bay Bank for ten years. Previous to that Ken held the position of Credit Officer with the San Francisco regional commercial banking office of Wells Fargo Bank. He holds a degree in Finance from San Francisco State University.