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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:21 PM


Idea to IPO presents:

The Current State of Crowdfunding

Monday, March 27, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Sunnyvale


"Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way.[1][2]

Crowdfunding has been used to fund a wide range for-profit entrepreneurial ventures such as artistic and creative projects, medical expenses, travel, or community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects.[5]"


The speaker will discuss the current state of crowdfunding, especially as it relates to startups seeking to raise funding.

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.


6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check in, Food, Networking
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, More Networking

About the Speaker

Brian Beckon is vice president of Cutting Edge Capital, a firm that is a leader in structuring direct public offerings (DPOs).

Brian is an attorney with over two decades of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, including finance, software, publishing, energy, and philanthropy.
Brian earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law; started his legal career with the North Bay law firm of Gaw Van Male; and later served as in-house counsel for Catellus Development Corporation, Sybase, RSF Social Finance, and Clean Power Finance.
Most recently he served as General Counsel for LendZoan, a crowdfunding company under the Achievest umbrella. Brian is a member of the California Bar and serves on the board of the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation.

Monday, March 27

Detati Digital Marketing
265 Caspian Drive
Sunnyvale, CA, 94089

$17 plus Eventbrite fees or $20 cash at the door.

Phone: 650-555-1212
Contact: Rob

About Idea to IPO:
Idea to IPO is a member organization whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, build community, and provide value in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. We have over 50,000 members among all our meetup groups in the Bay Area - entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and investors. We are the most active startup event organization in Silicon Valley -- bar none!

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