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GABASoCal’s Silicon Beach “ Funding for Startups” Event in Manhattan Beach
• What we'll do Please join us on April 25, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm for our unique GABASoCal’s Silicon Beach “ Funding for Startups” Event at BCG Digital Ventures in Manhattan Beach How ICOs are changing the interaction between investors and entrepreneurs/startups. Behind the scenes tour of Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures cutting edge facility. Plus, hear firsthand from AutoGravity and its experience raising $80 million. What funding options are available for startups today? Our expert panel will explain everything from the traditional sources of self-funding, friends and family, loan and convertible debt financing, angel investors and venture capital to newer avenues like crowd-sourcing and initial coin offerings (ICOs). What are the advantages and drawbacks for each? What is the best way to approach a VC? What is an initial coin offering and what is the difference between a utility token and a security token? Our panel will explain how ICOs are changing the interaction between investors and entrepreneurs / startups. Plus, hear firsthand from AutoGravity and its experience raising $80 million SPEAKERS OF OUR EXPERT PANEL: Kristina Serafim Director at Verizon Ventures focused on technology startups in digital media, content, ad-tech, machine & deep learning, and AI Howard Marks CEO and Co-Founder at StartEngine- Crowdfunding and ICO's (Reg CF & A+) Lukas Wickart CFO at AutoGravity (Fintech Startup with $80M funding) MODERATOR: Thomas Richter Chair Entrepreneur and Venture Capital, GABA Southern California Chapte For more information and to RSVP: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=hctjm Special Thanks to our Silver Sponsor @Invest.in.Bavaria.US.Offices State of Bavaria US Office! Also thanks to our supporter BCG Digital Ventures • What to bring • Important to know

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We foster cultural exchange and business relations among the German-American and Californian business, media and technology communities. We organize fun events every couple of weeks, and everybody interested in German culture, language or people or is involved in any kind of transatlantic business is welcome to attend. GABA has chapters in Northern and Southern California, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

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