8:50 to 9:15 AM Welcome and Introduction by Steve Cinelli, MC, and Sydney Armani
Keynote speeches 9:15 to 9:30 AM Brian Korn
9:30 to 9:45 AM Scott Purcell
9:45 to 10 AM Joan Dromey
10 to 11 AM Marty Tate - Brian Korn - Samuel Guzik
11 AM to 12 Craig Denlinger - Joan Dromey - Scott Purcell - Mark Roderick
12 to 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 to 2:15 PM Roger Royse - Michael Homeier - Jor Law View form Silicon Valley, Future of EB5
2:15 to 2:45 PM Keynote Presentation Richard Swart
3 to 4 PM TBA
4 to 5 PM TBA
day 2 - February 10th 9:30 to 11:45 AM Round table - Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding Investments
Silicon Valley vs Crowdfunding
-The differences between traditional Silicon Valley angel/venture finance vs crowdfunding
Liquidity for the private securities space
-What initiatives are being pursued to create secondary markets or other means
-Effect of IPO window
-Aftermarket performance of Reg A+ deals
-Aftermarket performances of CF deals
---Batting averages of platforms
---How do they compare with the VCs, and is that an appropriate comparison
---Has angel/CF investing merely taking the risk out of VCs
-----Higher crashes and burns;
Discussion of the business model of CF
-With the exception of Rocket Hub, has there been any exits of CF businesses?
-Is the model actually building something of value or is just replicable simply with an outsourced technology solution
---What is proprietary in these models
-----All the investors belong to multiple platforms.
-If the value of these platforms were of value, why did Goldman Sachs create Marcus as a de novo play rather than buying Lending Club or Prosper? Suggests little inherent value in the tech, logistics, clientele, or anything.
-Many of the Reg A deals got pulled this last year. Is this offering type holding up to investor interest.
-Same with Title I IPOs
-Need research on Reg CF, Reg A+ and other offerings. How much was raised, and how have they performed.
Rule 506(c) - Title II
-Exploring Title II
-Why it dominates and will continue to dominate crowdfunding