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Friday, October 18 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Equity Crowdfunding: Will Non-Accredited Investors Really Expand Investment Capital?

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Since the signing of the Jobs Act in April 2012, momentum has been building for national crowdfunding initiatives to both accredited and non-accredited investors. Accredited investors have been introduced to new dealflow through “506 Reg D” websites they would have rarely been exposed to before due to 80-year-old securities laws.

Angel networks have gone national, traditional VC’s have gone up-market to more mature PE plays, and investors are building their individual online brand to show individual leadership in their picks. The law also opened the door to non-accredited investors, but their opportunity is still waiting in the wings while the SEC and FINRA finalize rules for their participation. The real question is whether non-accredited investors will be able to move the needle when they are allowed to participate.

This talk will provide insight on the actual state of non-accredited investor finances and shed light on the problems and opportunities that lie ahead of them. Non-accredited investors are still waiting for the Jobs Act rules to be finalized by the SEC and FINRA in order to be able to invest.

-How much will non-accredited investors be able to invest?
-Is it a good idea for non-accredited investors to participate in seed round investments?

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Joy Schoffler

Principal, Leverage PR
Joy Schoffler is the Principal of financial services public relations firm Leverage PR and an active member within the crowdfunding industry. In addition to sitting on the board of the CF50, a global think tank for the emerging crowdfunding industry, Joy sits on the board of the two... Read More →
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Tim Sullivan

CEO, MicroVentures
As Chief Executive Officer of MicroVentures, Tim Sullivan is accountable for the strategic direction and functional execution of business objectives. Under Tim's leadership, MicroVentures has raised over $20 million for startups on their equity crowdfunding platform. Tim has a... Read More →
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Nicholas Thomas

Co-founder | President, Finicity
- Co-founder at Finicity, a Financial Data API for Financial Management Application Developers, Any app that requires ACH transfer, and Lenders who want to radically improve loan underwriting. - Entrepreneur, technologist, devoted husband/father of 5 amazing kids. - Serve as a... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:00pm
Topical Track (F Grand Ballroom)

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