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Mar
3
Tue
Finding Capital by Using the JOBS Act Intro series
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Speakers include:

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

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.

Jason Fritton is Co-Founder and CEO of the National Alternative Real Estate Lender and Crowdfunding platform, Patch of Land. Jason originally conceptualized Patch of Land in early 2011 as a means to help rescue parts of Chicago devastated by the real estate crash. He has been involved with crowdfunding legislation since the beginning and worked with Congressmen to lobby for the crowdfunding exemptions that were written into the 2012 JOBS Act.  Jason guides Patch of Land’s operations, strategy and execution. Previously Jason founded a multi-million dollar business, working in technology project design and procurement in the public sector, managing a major build out for the US Army. Jason studied philosophy & history at Cornell College.

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.

Mar
5
Thu
Columbia Entrepreneurship Comes To Wilshire Blvd @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Columbia Entrepreneurship Comes To Wilshire Blvd.

Please join
the Southern California Columbia Alumni Club for an evening focused on entrepreneurship
with
Sean Kelly ’05 SEAS, CEO, Co-Founder H.U.M.A.N.
and
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.columbia.edu/calendar.

Columbia SoCal
http://socal.alumni.columbia.edu/

Mar
12
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Mar
26
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Apr
9
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Apr
23
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

May
7
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

May
21
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jun
4
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jun
18
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jul
2
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jul
16
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jul
30
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Aug
13
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Aug
27
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Sep
10
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Sep
24
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Oct
8
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Oct
22
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Nov
5
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!