Youngro Lee is the CEO/co-founder of NextSeed, a community-driven lending platform utilizing investment crowdfunding laws. On NextSeed small businesses can raise debt online while showcasing their business, and anyone can invest easily in local businesses. In May 2016 NextSeed became the first SEC-registered Funding Portal pursuant to JOBS Act Title III and closed the first ever Regulation Crowdfunding offering in US history. Prior to NextSeed, Youngro worked as an international private equity lawyer for 8 years based in US, Europe and Asia, assisting top-tier global and regional private equity managers raise capital to pursue various investment strategies. As the existing legal mechanisms of private fundraising dovetailed with historical developments in US investment crowdfunding laws, Youngro's expertise and interest in private equity and alternative assets led to the ideas that evolved into NextSeed.
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