Vincent Bradley, Co-Founder of SAM’s joint venture FlashFunders was featured on KNX1070’s Business Hour with Frank Mottek.
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Adam Lilling is the Founder and Managing Director at Plus Capital and the Co-Founder of Launchpad LA. Adam has been an internet entrepreneur since 1994. He started one of the first internet music and video stores called Pentagon CD’s and Tapes, which sold to Virgin in 1999. Richard Branson and Virgin Entertainment Group invested in his next company, Pazanga, which took Pentagon’s e-commerce technology and provided e-commerce services worldwide for retailers (including Virgin) until 2002. In 2004, Adam co-founded BiggerBoat with Barbara De Lury. Backed by Zone Ventures, Tim Draper and First Round Capital they launched the first vertical search engine for entertainment and then grew it into a 30 million consumer vertical ad network for entertainment. Over the years BiggerBoat analyzed consumer’s music, movie and tv consumption and have been building/deploying an analytics and ad targeting service for entertainment/media streamed over IP. Now, Adam is taking time to help other entrepreneurs. As a director of Launchpad LA, board member of and investor in some of the greatest companies in Los Angeles, Adam still gets to enjoy the world of startups.
Networking and Food
Joe Famalette has immersed himself into the entrepreneurial world from a young age. Joe is the founder and CEO of OneMusicPortal, a music platform designed to help emerging artists be discovered. Joe’s team consists of software engineers working at Microsoft and Success Factors, marketing ambassadors from around the country and a number of talented in-house musicians. Joe and his team currently create and execute marketing strategies for a number of musicians ranging from Michael Jordan’s violinist to emerging hip hop artists and electronic dance music DJ’s. Driven and determined, Joe fought through the challenges that every new business leader faces when they set out to change the world. His journey led him to re-launch Startup Grind’s Minneapolis chapter where he operated as the Director from March 2014 to August 2014. Now, Joe looks forward to bringing Startup Grind back to Los Angeles and it’s booming community of entrepreneurs.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @JoeFamalette
Join us for a catered lunch as we discuss the benefits of US businesses having operations in British Columbia. The program will explore the economic incentives available to technology companies that are offered by the Government of British Columbia and by local authorities in Vancouver, how to access the programs and how to commence operations in BC. The program will also include first hand insights of companies that have opened a satellite office in British Columbia.
Jonathan Friedman, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP- Jonathan Friedman is Partner at the law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP. Jonathan advises a wide range of both public and private clients, including development-stage, emerging-growth and middle-market companies as well as angel investors, venture capital firms and strategic investors. Jonathan’s practice focuses on venture capital and corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate and business matters. Jonathan has represented corporations and other entities in a wide variety of industries, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical devices, entertainment and high technology. Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian California Business Council, an entity that was formed to support Canada and California businesses growth. The Council aims to use its membership network to connect bi-lateral opportunities that will result in the job creation, investment connection and trade partnership support.
Robert Wong, Creative BC – After working for several years for a chartered accounting firm in Vancouver, Robert joined BC Film + Media (now Creative BC) where he is currently the Vice President and Acting Film Commissioner. Robert joined the staff just prior to the launch of the film and television tax credit program in 1998, and has since played an integral role in the evolution of British Columbia’s film and television tax policy, including the recent enhancements to the tax credit program. He is responsible for all administrative aspects of Film Incentive BC (FIBC), the Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC), and development funding programs. As Acting Film Commissioner, he is tasked with marketing British Columbia as a destination of choice for projects and companies looking for a world class production centre.
Lui Petrollini, Ernst & Young – Lui is the EY B.C. Media & Entertainment Services Leader, Private Mid-Market Services Leader and the Director, Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He has over 29 years experience in Public Accounting, serving private Canadian and international companies. Serving a wide variety of clients from start-up, development stage to full mature companies, Lui has extensive experience with software development companies, Media & Entertainment production companies and industry-related service providers. He currently sits as a director of the B.C. Technology Industry Association, the Telus World of Science (“Science World”) and the B.C. Motion Picture Production Industry Association. Lui possesses considerable knowledge and expertise in the film and television production industry. He has worked closely with film and television producers, and government and taxation agencies in dealing with the various film and tax credit incentives available to producers in Canada.
Mikko Setala, Rovio Animation Company- Mikko Setala joined Rovio Entertainment in 2006 as the Chairman of the Board and has also served Rovio as the CFO and EVP of Corporate Development. Living currently in Los Angeles, he is the President of the Rovio subsidiaries in North America. Mikko’s background is in the software industry and he has been an entrepreneur, worked as an executive in major software companies and also as the CEO of a listed company. Mikko has written two books and acts as an angel investor and board member. Mikko has a M.Sc. degree from Helsinki University of Technology.
Agenda: 12:00-12:30 Networking and Free Catered Lunch; 12:30-1:30 Panel Discussion
Parking: Ramp #5 on 4th Street near Broadway, or at the Santa Monica Place Mall. No Validations.
Following their October 16th launch, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ joint venture, FlashFunders has received enormous press coverage. Yesterday, Fox Business News interviewed co-founder Vincent Bradley on “After the Bell.”
Other recent press for FlashFunders includes:
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading start-up law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.
The perks include:
For more information about the Preccelerator Program, visit http://www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or email@example.com
No-Fee Platform Connects Accredited Investors to
Innovative Startups Pursuant to the JOBS Act
SANTA MONICA, Calif.: Oct. 16, 2014 – FlashFunders today announced the launch of its no-fee, online equity funding platform at www.flashfunders.com. FlashFunders (member FINRA/SIPC) was started by Europlay Capital Advisors, law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, and co-founders Vincent Bradley and Brian Park, and was formed to help startups raise capital efficiently while also opening up access to startup investing for accredited investors.
FlashFunders’ platform helps entrepreneurs navigate complex SEC regulations and offsets costly legal fees, while giving accredited investors unprecedented access to startup investment opportunities. FlashFunders provides a turnkey solution for raising capital and a marketplace where entrepreneurs can connect directly with accredited investors across the globe.
FlashFunders ensures all investors are accredited and that all offerings are SEC-compliant and executed using FDIC-insured escrows — which are created and paid for by FlashFunders.
“We worked with FINRA over the past year to expand the scope of our broker-dealer license, allowing FlashFunders to operate an online equity funding platform in a regulated environment,” said Vincent Bradley, the co-founder of FlashFunders. “We felt it was critical to ensure our platform was compliant for both startups and investors. Online equity funding is in its infancy and seeing tremendous growth; by engaging with FINRA, we’re leading the way for how it should be done — creating an industry standard.”
“97% of the 8.5 million accredited investors in the United States currently don’t partake in startup investing,” said Mark Dyne, the chairman and founder of Europlay, a seed and early-stage investor in technology companies, as well as former Skype seed investor and board member and founder and CEO of Sega Ozisoft, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, and many others. “This is largely because they don’t have access to early stage companies. Leveraging technology and decades of combined experience in finance, venture investing, securities law and startup operations, FlashFunders provides entrepreneurs and investors a secure, SEC-compliant user experience, with e-Signature technology and document management capabilities backed by a team of FINRA-registered representatives to help ensure successful offerings on the platform.”
“FlashFunders is designed to fundamentally alter the capital-raising process,” said Brian Park, co-founder of FlashFunders. “We provide startups with a compliant, efficient and no-fee online equity funding platform to develop their business plans, publicly market their offerings and collect funding from accredited investors —saving startups thousands of dollars in legal fees. At the same time, investors on FlashFunders can purchase shares directly in startups with no transaction fees or carried interest charges.”
FlashFunders creates a safe and intuitive process that allows investors to view startup offerings and execute investments legally and properly in minutes using Flash Seed Preferred documents and e-Signature technology.
FlashFunders has created “Flash Seed Preferred,” a set of safe, balanced and transparent investment documents that have been customized to facilitate fundraising on the platform, further streamlining a process that would otherwise take months of road shows, multiple middlemen and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to execute.
“Unlike other equity funding portals, FlashFunders does not curate or try to pick winners, and investments are not made through LLCs or Special Purpose Vehicles,” said Scott Alderton, Managing Partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP. “FlashFunders provides a seamless end-to-end solution for startups raising capital with virtually no external cost, fees or investor carry. FlashFunders receives an ongoing right to invest a limited amount under the same terms as all other investors if a startup is successful in getting funded on the platform.” Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is southern California’s leading business law firm, with deep experience in providing legal services to companies including LinkedIn, Beats by Dre and Skype, among many others.
The announcement today is the first phase of FlashFunders’ rollout. Additional enhancements to the user experience will be added over time along with new tools and technologies to increase functionality and scale. Offerings from startups will be incrementally uploaded by the site’s concierge service, which assigns a live team to guide entrepreneurs through the process.
“We are educating a new generation of investors and building a more efficient roadshow for startups,” said Vincent Bradley.
A registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, FlashFunders provides a no-fee online equity funding platform for entrepreneurs to publicly market their offerings, collect funding from accredited investors and gain access to SEC-compliant legal documents and escrow accounts to create their offerings.
For more information, visit: http://www.flashfunders.com
Amy Morris Susan Guerra
INTRODUCING CARDBLANC –
THE NEW DESIGNER WALLET FOR A VIRTUAL GENERATION
New Mobile App Offers Consumers a Simple, Secure Solution to Shop Hundreds of
Top Brands and Share Purchases on Mobile Devices
LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, October 14, 2014) – CardBlanc, a mobile shopping platform launches today, offering consumers a simple and secure solution to shop hundreds of top brands, connect with friends and share purchases on their mobile devices through a virtual card. CardBlanc is the first mobile application that provides members an all-in-one social commerce experience on a trusted digital payment platform.
Here’s how it works:
Once activated, members enter a curated shopping experience across hundreds of merchants, including, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, NastyGal, Urban Outfitters, Lululemon, Nike, TopShop, Neiman Marcus, J.Crew, Abercrombie, Victoria’s Secret, Bluefly, with new stores being added daily. Members can earn points and redeem them for hundreds of rewards through CardBlanc’s rewards program based on purchasing and sharing.
“We wanted to create a mobile shopping experience that was a one-stop shop for consumers, where they can learn to be financially responsible but still have fun shopping and sharing with friends,” said Tina Hay, CEO and founder of CardBlanc.
CardBlanc is a part of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Preccelerator Program and was selected by PayPal to join the Startup BluePrint program. CardBlanc is privately funded by investors including Tom Dolby.
Founded in 2013 by Tina Hay, CardBlanc is a digital payment platform that unlocks an effortless and secure mobile shopping experience through a virtual card. We provide anintegrated shopping experience – payments, shopping, and social all in one. Our focus is bringing the best financial and shopping experience to consumers through thoughtfully designed mobile products and resources. For more information visit:http://www.mycardblanc.com.
For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This panel, hosted by the SAM Preccelerator Program, discusses the differences and benefits of accelerator, incubator and co-working spaces from the accelerator, legal and entrepreneur viewpoints.
For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or email@example.com
Congratulations. You’re on the verge of releasing your product.
We will be discussing how to go from product completion to revenue. With or without funding to attack your market, Rob will provide the infrastructure you’ll need to begin generating sales or to build out a nationwide sales organization. From understanding the buying process to deciding the profile of your first sales person, Rob will walk you through the components required to avoid mistakes and make sure you’re ready for success.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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We hope to see you there!
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLC closed a financing deal to form digital media company Indigenous Media. This new digital media company is founded by the team behind YouTube Channel WIGS, including producer Jon Avnet (Black Swan), his son Jake Avnet and director Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment). The deal received funding from communications conglomerate WPP and U.K. TV giant ITV. Additional investors include Steven Tisch, Shari Redstone‘s Advancit Capital and Michael Price. Jon Miller, former CEO of digital media for News Corp, has been appointed Indigenous chairman.
To view the full Hollywood Reporter press, click here.
For more information regarding our Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment practice, contact SAM Partner Greg Akselrud at (818) 444-4503 or firstname.lastname@example.org