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CrowdFinancing: Moving Beyond Kickstarter

Event Overview

By now, most everyone in Silicon Valley has heard of crowdfunding where groups of people fund a wide variety of projects.

Completing a successful Kickstarter or IndieGoGo donation-based campaign is now often an essential prerequisite for early funding for a startup. Yet, crowdfunding is now morphing into CrowdFinancing and becoming an accepted mainstream fund raising mechanism. CrowdFinancing is about to completely change the world of fundraising as we know it. In the United States, the passing of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act brought a legal framework for CrowdFinancing and the Japanese government is also looking into CrowdFinancing. Established industries, such as real estate, film, consumer products and solar, are now looking to CrowdFinancing as an essential funding tool. As CrowdFinancing moves to the mainstream, developments such as public CrowdFinancing sites and broker dealer issues are arising as well. New opportunities in ancillary markets such as online escrow and money transfer solutions are also appearing. Our panel will discuss these and other aspects of today’s CrowdFinancing environment.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

PROGRAM: 6:00 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
NETWORKING: 8:15 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

$15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by Sun November 2nd (11:00 pm)

$20: Early Registration by Sun November 16th (11:00 pm)

$35: Late Registration by Wed November 19th (12:00 pm)

$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)

Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.