2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The *Real* Crowdfunding Investment

#sxsw #JOBSinvest

You've heard about rewards based crowdfunding (the Kickstarters, and Indigogos) of the world, but do you know about equities crowd funding?
With the anticipated Title III new regulations of the J.O.B.S (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, which will allow for crowd funding on equities investments by accredited and unaccredited investors. Anticipated regulations will create a new asset class of investors with financial contributions making investments in businesses seeking new growth and ROI.
What does this mean to the crowd funding market? How can issuers and investors get educated in this "new asset class" and on potential opportunities for investors and/or investments?


Chris Tyrrell


CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates

Chris Tyrrell has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, financial law, technology and capital markets, having managed and founded two private technology companies and been involved in over $20 billion of financing transactions. As an attorney, he specialized in asset-based finance at the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Currently, Chris serves as manager of Nehemiah Investments, a venture-focused family office in Princeton, New Jersey.


Jessica Randazza


Offer Board

Before joining as Marketing Director of Offer Board, Jessica served as cice president & partner for Interference Inc. and The Supertouch Group, where she led strategic development for on- and offline branded consumer experiences for some of the world’s leading companies. Her focus is on driving social communication, and developing interactive marketing with technology outputs, each unique experience Jessica crafts is built with the promise of creating digital buzz and scaling through word-of-mouth. With extensions in digital, marketing, social communications, influencer engagement and public relations, Jessica is someone who really gets creative interactive marketing and how to build dead-on strategic campaigns. Her work has included brands such as Showtime, Whirlpool, Kraft, Diageo, American Express, Gawker, Nestlé, and Old Navy.

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