Back to All Events

May SF FinTech Meetup: Crowdfunding

  • Runway, SF 1355 Market Street san francisco, CA United States (map)

What do you need to know about crowdfunding? This panel will take a look at the evolving crowdfunding landscape, including challenges and opportunities driven by regulation. The panel will discuss alternative fundraising as a business and also as a tool for entrepreneurs.


- Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO of RealtyShares  
A leader in real estate crowdfunding,  RealtyShares enables investors to purchase shares in private real estate investments for as little as $5000.

- Michael Hughes, Senior Director of Equity Crowdfunding at Indiegogo
Indiegogo's mission is to empower people to unite around ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life. With the help of our Indiegogo community, we’re redefining entrepreneurship—shifting it from being a privilege to a right. 

- Grace Sarah Leung Shing, Co-Founder & CEO of Startwise  
Startwise is an easy-to-understand funding model which enables every American to invest as little as $200 in startups and small businesses they believe in. At Startwise, there is no complicated equity structures, valuation, dilution, and exit talks. 

- Kim Kaselionis, Founder & CEO of Breakaway Funding  
Breakaway Funding was created to step in the capital void by introducing a hybrid funding model which takes advantage of recent regulatory changes and traditional bank financing.

Moderated by Miles Jennings, Latham & Watkins LLP


6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00-8:30pm Networking