Equity & Non-equity: How to Crowdfund Your Business


On Tuesday, March 18th, OLC attended NY Entrepreneurs Bsuiness Network (NYEBN) Equity & Non-equity Crowdfunding panel at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 39th Fl, New York City. Sponsored by SheppardMullin and SourcePad, the evening featured presentations by six startups across two panels. The non-equity based crowdfunding panel included Bluff Works, Pubslush, Stantt, moderated by Andrew Wong, Founder and Organizer of NYEBN. The Equity based crowdfunding panel included StartupValley, Return on Exchange, and SeedInvest, moderated by JohnHempill, Partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Below is a brief summary of the startups presenting.

Non-Equity Based Crowdfunding Panel:

BluffWorks (http://www.bluffworks.com)

Stefan Loble is the Founder & CEO at Bluff Works, an online shop providing men professionals quick-dry pants for those with little time to look stylish, professional and functional whilst on the go.

Pubslush (http://www.pubslush.com)
Vice President of Pubslush, Amanda Barbara presented on a crowdfunding platform for the literary world.

Matt Hornbuckle (http://www.stantt.com)
Co-Founder & CEO at Stantt, Matt Hornbuckle created a shirt that is a great fit in other sizeable options other than small, medium, or large.

Equity Based Crowdfunding Panel:

StartupValley (http://startupvalley.com)

Inspired to start an quity crowdfunding portal for the technology and life science sectors, Daryl Bryant became the Founder & CEO of StartupValley.

Return on Change (http://returnonchange.com)
Sang Lee, Founder & CEO at Return on Change saw a need to better connect investors with entrepreneurs.

SeedInvest (http://seedinvest.com) Ameet Padte, Business Development Executive, presented on behalf of SeedInvest. Founded by CEO and Co-founder Ryan Feit, SeedInvest is a social equity-based funding platform connecting entrepreneurs with investors interested in online crowdfunding as a platform.

Previous event’s recap: MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Presents: Healthcare Venture Capital Corporate vs. Traditional VCs