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The Current State of Crowdfunding

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This event is free to attend.

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The event location is the West Side Dining Hall. Follow the signs on campus.

The Securities Exchange Commission has finally gotten around to finalizing regulations implementing certain provisions of the JOBS Act designed to make the process of raising money less painful, but has proposed new regulations that may end up taking more than they give.

Nevertheless, recent SEC guidance may have opened the floodgates for the sale of securities through on-line portals.

Roger Royse of Royse Law Firm will summarize the state of the law and the current market for private securities placements.

During the networking portions of the event, there will be demo tables featuring startups and service providers for startups. If you would like to have table space, please send an email message to:


While there will be some food and refreshments available courtesy of our sponsors, attendees are encouraged to bring food and drinks to share -- in the spirit of community, collaboration, and crowd sourcing. : - )

(pizza, soda, juice, bottled water, fruit)


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Networking, Food, Demo Showcase Tables

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm Announcements, Networking

About the Speaker

Roger Royse, Attorney, ( Royse Law Firm

Roger Royse has practiced tax and corporate law since 1984. He provides services to a wide spectrum of clients, from newly formed startups to publicly traded multinationals, in a broad range of industries. He also practices in the area of angel and venture fund formation.

Roger is widely published on technical tax topics, is a regular speaker for the California CPA Education Foundation and has been an adjunct Professor of Taxation (Property Transactions and International Taxation) for Golden Gate University. Prior to founding the Royse Law Firm, he practiced with the Silicon Valley law firms of GCA Law Partners LLP (formerly General Counsel Associates LLP) and Berliner Cohen, and the New York City office of Milbank Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. Roger is an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and Business Law Section.


• J.D., B.S. (Accounting), University of North Dakota

• LL.M. (Taxation) New York University School of Law

Admitted To Practice:

• Nevada, California, New York, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota

• U.S. Tax Court

• United States District Court, Northern District of California


• American Bar Association

• Santa Clara County Bar Association

• State Bar of California

• Palo Alto Area Bar Association

• North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants


Enter the campus from El Camino Real. Park in either lot to the immediate right or left after entering. Follow the signs to the West Side of the Dining Hall. (

After SFAngel pre-screens and makes an investment in an early-stage startup, the startup is placed on the investment platform to open it up to over 1,000 accredited investors. These angel members can then make a co-investment of as little as $5,000 into the startup.

-SEC legally-complaint platform

-A member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA)

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