Next Generation Funding: $50K – $5MM
Oxford Valuation Partners, Crowd Valley and KPMG featured experts, Kim Wales, founder of Wales Capital, Douglas Ellenoff, senior attorney with the firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, Nicolas Hodge, Partner at K&L Gates, Alejandro Cremades, founder of RockThePost, Vamsi Sistla, CTO of CrowdValley and an Angel Investor with the ARC Angel Fund and Daniel Miller, Co-Founder of Fundrise, who are at the cutting edge of this new field, Crowdfund investments. Together they discussed and debated the landscape of funding options and how quickly it changing. Driven by new SEC no-action letters and changes stemming from the JOBS Act that is permitting a broader scope of activity in the space outside of the traditional networks. The current focus seems to be on platforms that link Accredited Investors and investment opportunities, while more retail options are being developed since the final rulemaking process for Title III remains underway.