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Raising Money Through Crowdfunding is Easier than You Think. Fireside Chat w/ We

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Crowdfunding has been growing explosively. In 2017, more than 34 billion global amount raised by crowdfunding and over $2.5 billion raised via equity and reward crowdfunding in the United States alone. The crowdfunding industry is projected to grow to over $300 billion by 2025. On Dec 6th fireside chat, Jonny Price from Wefunder, the largest Crowdfunding platform in the U.S, will walk us through the process, share how to increase the odds of raising the crowdfunds, and what pitfalls to avoid. So if you are currently raising funds, looking to raise in the future or just want to learn more. Don't miss this great session to learn/connect and ask questions.

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Jonny also serves on the Board of Directors of AEO (Association of Enterprise Opportunity) and the Federal Reserve Board's Community Advisory Council. Price is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He joined non-profit in 2011, as the Founder and Director of Kiva Zip, a direct, peer-to-peer lending pilot (later rebranded as Kiva U.S.). After six years leading the growth of Kiva U.S, he joined Wefunder.

Crowdfunding is more than another way of raising funds. Crowdfunding acts as a platform, matching innovators with those who need innovation, and thus is reshaping which ideas come to market. Wefunder a Public Benefit Corporation crowdfunding equity and debt investments in startups and small businesses up to $1M. Wefunder is the largest Regulation Crowdfunding platform in the U.S. Since May 2016, Wefunder has helped more than 200 companies raise $60M in capital from 200K investors. Wefunder leverages the wisdom and energy of a founder's crowd and their crowd to help companies raise more money, market to new customers, and engage existing customers in a powerful way by recruiting them as investors in the business.

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6:00 pm: Food & Networking
6:30 pm: Fireside Chat
7:30 pm: Networking


Jonny Price - Wefunder (Director, Business Devlopment)
Jonny Price is the director of business development at Wefunder, the biggest Regulation Crowdfunding platform in the US. He also serves on the Board of Directors of AEO (Assoc of Enterprise Opportunity) and the Federal Reserve Board's Community Advisory Council. He was the Founder of Kiva Zip, a direct, peer-to-peer lending pilot. After 6 yrs leading growth at Kiva U.S, he joined Wefunder.

Gaytri Khandelwal - Board Member/ Sales Strategy Advisor (Angel Investor/)
Board member, angel investor, advisor to early-stage startups. A sales leader at Salesforce selling cloud solutions. Passionate about how technologies (AI/IOT/ Blockchain) are transforming industries and creating new business models. Spent 15+ yrs leading large-scale business transformations and driving customer success at Cisco, GE, Unilever etc. Holds Masters in Engg and Executive Certifications.


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