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Charles Luzar
Director


Charles Luzar is the Director of CrowdfundInsider.com. He was formerly a web developer for a prominent Ohio newspaper publisher. Charles maintains tech operations and produces content for Crowdfund Insider. He is on the PR committee of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. His work has also been featured on VentureBeat. Email: charles@crowdfundinsider.com

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JD Alois
Staff Writer


JD Alois is the pen name of a frequent contributor to Crowdfund Insider. JD has a background in finance and media. Email: jd@crowdfundinsider.com

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Kristin Voinovich
Contributor & Treasurer


Kristin is a finance professional with 20 years experience in Corporate Finance, Public Finance, Asset Securitization and Real Estate Finance. She has held various positions at Banc One Capital, McDonald Investments (KeyCorp), and NatCity Investments (now PNC). Kristin's background has provided perspective for both small and large market business segments including the various compliance and legal challenges for raising capital. She is intrigued to see how the possibilities of crowd funding further change the dynamics of capital allocation in our markets. Email: kvoinovich@crowdfundinsider.com

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Samuel Guzik
The Crowdfunding Counselor


Samuel S. Guzik is a corporate and securities attorney and business advisor with the law firm of Guzik & Associates, with more than 30 years of experience. He is admitted to practice before the SEC and in New York and California. During this time he has represented a number of public and privately held businesses, from startup to exit, concentrating in financing startups and emerging growth companies. He also frequent blogger on securities and corporate law issues at The Corporate Securities Lawyer Blog. Email: sguzik@guziklaw.com

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Georgia Quinn
Contributor


Georgia P. Quinn, a senior associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Corporate department, has spent her career representing public and private companies and investment banks in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including registered offerings and private placements of debt, equity, and hybrid securities. Over the last year, Ms. Quinn has led Seyfarth’s Crowdfunding Initiative, helping clients stay at the forefront of the enacted and proposed SEC regulations. Georgia has conducted webinars, presented to the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Law Section and the Business Law and International Sections, has been featured on Crowdfund Insider and has been invited to chair a panel on Crowdfunding for the American Bar Association in April. All views and comments above are strictly her own views and do not reflect the opinion or position of Seyfarth Shaw.

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Kim Wales
Contributor


Kim Wales is the Founder of Wales Capital, a strategic advisory firm focusing on the JOBS Act and CrowdBureau, the "Morningstar" to the crowdfunding industry and privately held companies. She is an Executive Board Member of CFIRA, the industry's advocacy organization, and CF50 - the first global crowdfunding think tank. Kim is frequently consulted for her overall knowledge of the finance industry and regulatory implications for crowdfunding.

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Sang Lee
Contributor


Sang Lee is the founder and CEO of Return on Change, the next generation’s crowdinvestment platform aiming to connect investors with innovative and socially conscious startups. Sang is always striving to educate innovative entrepreneurs about crowdinvestment's immense potential to provide high-impact startups with critical early stage capital as well as everyday investors with the opportunity to become involved in the most disruptive companies. Under his leadership, Return on Change has established itself as a thought leader within crowdinvestment discourse.

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Richard Swart
Contributor


Richard Swart, PhD., is the Director for the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial & Social Finance at the Fung Institute at UC Berkeley. Swart leads a research team that is studying how crowdfunding and other innovative entrepreneurial finance models are changing the world of funding startups. Swart is also a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors Group (CCA) – a group that has been involved with the crowdfunding movement since day one.

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Dominique Litmaath River
Contributor


Dominique is currently board Vice President of Cleveland Social Venture Partners and also serves on the board of the Youth Endurance Network in Hong Kong. She is a dual Dutch and US citizen. Born and raised in Hong Kong, received her MBA from UCLA and was previously a Management Consultant at Robert Half International and Towers Perrin. Email: dominique@crowdfundinsider.com

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Amy Cortese
Advisor to Crowdfund Insider


AMY CORTESE is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about topics spanning business, finance and food, with a special interest in the intersection of crowdfunding and community. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, where she is a longtime contributor, as well as Business Week, The Daily Beast, Edible Manhattan & Brooklyn, Mother Jones, Wired and other publications. Her book, Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From it (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), draws upon her experience covering these diverse realms to explore how a small shift in investment towards locally-owned enterprises can reap enormous economic and social benefits for individuals, their communities and the country. A thought leader on crowdfunding and community capital, she is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, and has won plaudits for her 2012 TEDx talk.

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Kendall Almerico
Contributor


Kendall is the CEO of FundHub.Biz, a compliance site that assists with the regulatory aspects of funding a business through crowdfunding or private equity offerings, CEO of crowdfunding site ClickStartMe.com and the founder of CrowdItForward.com, a charity-based crowdfunding site that performs "Random Acts of Crowdfunding" through a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Kendall is also a crowdfunding and business attorney with 25 years of experience, a sports agent, a published humor book author and a serial entrepreneur. Email Kendall at Kendall@FundHub.Biz.

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Ludwine Dekker
Contributor


Ludwine is the marketing & campaign manager for Symbid, a Dutch equity crowdfunding portal. She holds an Msc in Digital Media and a Bsc in Business & Organization. Ludwine has worked in the field of digital marketing & branding for over 10 years. Symbid is a Crowdfund Insider content partner.

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Rose Spinelli
Contributor


Rose Spinelli is a working journalist. She founded The Crowdfundamentals to consult and inspire creators on the value of good communication to reach crowdfunding goals. She is a former editor for Time Out Chicago, a contributor to both national and local publications, including National Geographic Traveller and the Chicago Tribune.

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Erin Hobey
Staff Writer


Erin Hobey taught college literature and writing for several years. She currently serves on the board at Hopewell, a therapeutic farm community in Cleveland. She graduated from Brown, was a Bosch Fellow in eastern Germany, and then earned her MA from Dartmouth. Food, fashion and film crowdfunding particularly interest Erin; she looks forward to exploring creative projects. Erin may be contacted via email at CrowdfundInfo@gmail.com