Chuck is a Partner at Republic, a leading equity crowdfunding portal, and co-producer of the international television series Meet the Drapers. He is also GP of micro VC fund RainmakeMe and sits on the board of PantyProp and RidersShare. Chuck has an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business and a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sohin Shah is a Co-Founder & Chief Compliance Officer at iFunding. Sohin has managed the crowdfunding listing and reporting process for the tens of millions of dollars raised via iFunding, and is a liaison for investors and operating partners. He also oversees the development team building the platform infrastructure, mobile application and interfaces to integrated solutions. Sohin holds a Series 82 license as a representative for private securities offerings. He previously has worked at investment banks in NYC and is a graduate from New York University, with a Masters degree in Finance & Risk Engineering. He also is the creator of Valuation App, an app that allows finance professionals to analyze businesses and start-ups, making use of valuation techniques that are at par with what is used in the real world. Sohin successfully raised capital to develop this app by crowdfunding it from 57 backers. He is also an Angel Investor.
CAA Ventures is a corporate venture arm of Creative Artists Agency that is based in Los Angeles, California and was founded in 2013. The firm invests in the consumer internet sector with an emphasis on mobile platforms, social media, crowdfunding, online video, publishing, games and e-commerce industries.
SeedInvest is a venture capital firm and equity crowdfunding platform that connects institutional and accredited investors to start-ups. The firm was established in 2012 and is based in New York, New York. The firm invests in the digital media, retail, healthcare, big data, mobile, transportation, hardware, software, apparel, security service, music, real estate and consumer non-durable sectors.
Co-founder and CEO of @syndicateroom, the leading investor-led equity crowdfunding platform in the UK. $30m+ and over 80% success rate at closing syndicates.
10 years building companies and investing in startups in Consumer Electronics, Connected Things, Interactive Digital Media and Gaming. Expert in identifying market opportunities and shaping products for them. Building sales and marketing operations for startups from ground up. Specialties: startups, marketing, crowdfunding, product management, sales operations, business development and strategic partnerships. Avid angel investor, seating on Boards of several startup companies such as Creopop, Intellect Motion, Glance Clock.
Alex Chuang is a budding entrepreneur and a digital visionary with a track record of launching successful internet startups and projects. Before joining Launch Academy as Managing Director, Alex was the Founder and CEO of Weeve, world’s first free crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. In 2013, Weeve was acquired by LX Ventures, a publicly traded technology incubator that launches, integrates and acquires high-growth technology companies. Currently, Alex divides his time between Launch Academy, Vancouver's leading tech incubator and Emberyl Creative, an innovation lab and interactive agency. Alex’s work can be seen on Mashable, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, BuzzFeed, TechVibes, The Digital Journal and many more local and international media.