Finding Capital by Using the JOBS Act
March 3rd, 2015 @6:30pm
BLANKSPACES Los Angeles Mid-Wilshire
5405 Wilshire Blvd Mid-Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Title II of the JOBS Act gives companies a new way to raise capital and investors a new way to learn about and invest in deals. Find out what types of crowdfunding are currently legal and what types are not yet legal. Learn about crowdfunding from a panel of experts that are already changing the capital raising industry today.
Charles Kauffman of Homeier & Law, P.C., (Corporate/Securities Attorney)
Jor Law of VerifyInvestor.com (Accredited Investor Verification)
Jason Fritton of Path of Land (Real Estate Debt Crowdfunding Platform)
Andres Diana of SeedInvest (Debt & Equity Crowdfunding Platform)
& other Crowdfunding Companies
Charles Kaufman, Counsel at Homeier & Law P.C., has been advising growing companies and their leaders for 20 years. In private law firms and as general counsel of a public company he has helped his clients to create, finance, govern, combine and exit their businesses, and to form strategic alliances, across a broad range of industries, including medical devices, healthcare, software, nanotechnology, film and music production, garment manufacturing, retailing, real estate investment and semiconductors. Charles advises early stage companies on obtaining both debt and equity capital from angel and venture capital investors, as well as expanded opportunities under Regulation 506(c) and the proposed crowdfunding rules of the JOBS Act. He has extensive experience advising public companies on securities regulation and compliance and advising both new and established companies in public and private securities offerings during a period of rapid change in the financial and regulatory landscape, from the still-emerging JOBS Act to Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley. An active member of Homeier & Law’s prominent EB-5 practice, Charles has advised numerous companies in raising capital under the program. As EB-5 transactions have become part of the financial mainstream, but also come under unprecedented scrutiny, clients have sought out his combined expertise in U.S. securities laws and regulations and in the specialized demands of EB-5 financing. Charles earned both his J.D. and B.A. degrees at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the State Bar of California and serves on editorial board of its International Law Journal.
Jor Law is a co-founder of VerifyInvestor.com, the resource for accredited investor verifications trusted by broker-dealers, law firms, companies, and investors who insist on safety and reliability. These verification are required by federal laws for generally solicited Regulation D, Rule 506(c) capital raises. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Jor is an active angel investor and crowdfunder, often servicing as a mentor and advisor to companies. Jor is frequently sought out as a speaker internationally on the topics of capital raising, investing, EB-5 finance, securities, and other corporate matters relevant to attorneys, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Jor Law also practices corporate and securities transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier & Law, P.C. His practice primary involves representing companies and individuals in the areas of finance, secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, securities, venture capital, internet and new media, technology, e-commerce, EB-5, crowdfunding, and other corporate transactions. Jor received his J.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from UC Berkeley. Jor is licensed to practice law in California and New York. For three consecutive years, Jor was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars,” placing him among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California. Using a completely objective model to evaluate attorneys, Avvo rated Jor as a “Superb” attorney, the highest available rating offered by Avvo.
Andres Diana is the Managing Director of SeedInvest. SeedInvest is the leading equity-based crowdfunding platform that connects investors with high quality startups seeking Seed, Bridge, or Series A funding. We provide investors with insider access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities and make investing in startups as easy as buying shares of stock.
Before joining SeedInvest in 2014, Andrés spent most of his career driving innovation in the public financial markets. In previous roles he managed over $12MM of capital, founded and managed a broker dealer and trading floor, and spent most of his career working as a quantitative proprietary trader in the equities markets. Andrés received his degree in entrepreneurship, information systems, and marketing from The Wharton School.
Columbia Entrepreneurship Comes To Wilshire Blvd. Please join
the Southern California Columbia Alumni Club for an evening focused on entrepreneurship
Sean Kelly ’05 SEAS, CEO, Co-Founder H.U.M.A.N.
Chris McGarry Co-Director Columbia University Entrepreneurship
In conversation about
H.U.M.A.N. a Very Healthy Startup
Following the fireside chat, Chris McGarry will provide an update on Columbia entrepreneurship
programming and will lead a discussion on how to drive a vibrant Columbia entrepreneurship community in Los Angeles
Thursday, March 5th
Blank Spaces co-working facility Mid-Wilshire (map)
5405 Wilshire Blvd.
(two blocks west of La Brea)
7:00 pm – On-Wilshire Parking Available
7:00 pm – Light Snacks, Beer, and Wine Served
Talk Begins at 7:30
In 2008, Sean Kelly co-founded HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition) – an INC 500 national franchise network of self-checkout healthy markets and healthy vending machines ranked #1 in its category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Backed by a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, Sean is passionate about helping people and organizations utilize nutrition to become the most ideal version of themselves and maximize performance. A TEDx alum, Sean has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Most Promising CEOs Under 35 lists
HUMAN is an award-winning and socially-responsible franchisor of automated retail businesses focused on increasing access to healthier foods and drinks by way of healthy vending machines, micro markets and snack delivery services. 10% of profits go to HUMAN Everywhere, our nonprofit charity arm that teaches social entrepreneurship and nutrition to students in underserved communities.
Chris McGarry is co-director for Columbia Entrepreneurship in the University Office of Alumni and Development. In this role, he helps to harness the business expertise, experience and talent in the alumni community for the benefit of young Columbia entrepreneurs. Mr. McGarry comes to Columbia Entrepreneurship from three years at Columbia Engineering where as a major gift officer he helped to connect SEAS alumni with entrepreneurship programming and young Columbia entrepreneurs. Prior to Columbia Engineering, Mr. McGarry enjoyed a 20-year career as a technology advertising and marketing professional working with many of the world’s biggest technology brands including Oracle, Cisco, Borland, Symantec and Seagate.
Additionally, join us on Saturday, March 7th for our next Columbia SoCal Board Meeting and meet members from the Columbia Alumni Association of New York! We welcome you to socialize, network, share ideas and suggestions for managing Columbia University’s presence in Southern California.
See below for additional details or go directly to our website at http://socal.alumni.