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World Funding Summit – Los Angeles

November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017

The Future is Now

The World Funding Summit is expanding this year to a two-day program, it’s an annual gathering which UNITES disruptive investors & leading financiers who share our mission & celebrate #impact and #inclusivity.


Meet some of the most forward-looking financiers & influential investors of our time including Mark Suster (Upfront Ventures, $2B) and many others.

TOPICS: This year’s expanded event is reflective of the rapidly changing nature of the #funding world so be ready to learn about #ICO, #cryptocurrencies, & #blockchain.

We are featuring highly interactive “fat-free” panels, “TED” style talks by #investors and #workshops where you will learn “HOW TO…”:stage an ICO, go public/ #RegA+, raise capital online/#crowdfunding, invest online/#Crowdinvesting, attract a #VC, become a VC (!), get a #foreign investor/#EB5, etc.

IMPACT: Our Capital Expo, themed “The Future is Now,” is set to feature teams from around the world, female founders& local champions with impactful businesses. Many thanks to our incredible partners for their support & encouragement! Spread the word & stay tuned for more updates! #Fintech #future #WFSLA

Scheduled speakers include TOP financiers and some of the MOST influential investors of our time PLUS capital raising champions:
  • Mark Suster, Venture Capitalist, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures
  • Nisa Amoils, Venture Capitalist at Scout Ventures & Angel Investor
  • Kirsten Green, Venture Capitalist, Founder & Managing Director at Forerunner Ventures
  • Arthur Lipper, World renowned financier, author, FinTech inventor, and philanthropist
  • Rupert Scofield, President, and CEO of FINCA International
  • Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Director, SoCal, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • Alan Yong, Co-Founder of DNotes, a Bitcoin alternative digital currency
  • Andrew Kyzyk, Vice President & Head of Advisor Relations at OTC Markets Group
  • Irena Chaushevska – Director of “NASA Space Apps Challenge” in Silicon Valley/Europe
  • Michael Hughes – Senior [email protected] Equity Crowdfunding Indiegogo
  • Alexander Kokhanovskyy – CEO & Founder DreamTeam.GG
  • Volodymyr Panchenko – CEO & Founder
  • Robert Lewis – Founder & President at Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF)
  • Paul Scanlan – Angel Investor, Equity Crowdfunding Pioneer Cofounder @Legion M
  • Manie Eagar, Chairman at Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC)
  • Jonatan H. Bergquist – Co-founder of Crowdstart Capital
  • Erin Shipley – Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ The Helm
  • Eric Gravengaard – CEO at Athena Bitcoin, Inc
  • Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder & CEO of LAToken
  • Eric Bunting, Early-stage investor, Founder & Managing Partner at Overbrook Capital
  • Mona DeFrawi, Founder of InsideVenture (acquired by SecondMarket)&RADIVATE MEDIA, Inc.
  • Josh Maher, Angel Investor & Author of “Startup Wealth”
  • Kevin Lamb, Entrepreneur and Film Financier, CEO at Advanced Tissue
  • Jor Law, Co-founder at Homeier Law PC &
  • Richard Kivel, VC & Private Investor, Managing Director of GrayBella Capital, MIT
  • Kim Kaselionis, Managing Partner at Breakaway Funding LLC
  • Michael G. Homeier, EB-5 & equity crowdfunding attorney, Founder at Homeier & Law, P.C.
  • Barry E James, Co-founder & CEO of and
  • Rick Smith, Venture Capitalist, Co-founder and Managing Director at CrossCut
  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder @Grow VC Group, a global fintech holding company
  • David Koepsell, PhD, CEO & Founder of Encrypgen: blockchain genomics via the Gene-Chain
  • Greg Bohlenm, VC, Managing General Partner at Union Grove Venture Partners
  • Xiaocheh Zhang, President at FinTech4Good
  • Ekaterina Dorozhkina, Entrepreneur & Financier, Raised $5M via ICO
  • Celu Ramasamy, Bitcoin Investor, Cryptocurrencies evangelist, Partner at Focus Investments
  • Laurent Ruben, Founder & General Manager at French Accelerator
  • Delilah Panio – Founder and CEO @Fortuna
  • Edward “Coach” Weinhaus – Chairman of The Group & [email protected]
  • Andrew Hinkes – Partner, Berger Singerman LLP
  • Kim Folsom – Co-Founder and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners, LLC
  • Smita G. Bagla – Managing Partner at Amritt, Inc.
 The Master of Ceremonies will be Sandro Monetti, a CNN and BBC contributor and television host.


November 17, 2017
November 18, 2017
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Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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