Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Managing Partner at Pappas Ventures
Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
With startup companies struggling to raise funds and the capital markets still reeling from the banking crisis of 2008, the advent of crowdfunding may well find a welcome home in business plans throughout the U.S. This new capital formation pathway needs to be balanced with safeguards to prevent fraud and to protect the investing public. The presentation covers crowdfunding basics and how to assess whether circumstances and timing make it an appropriate tool for raising capital. Space is limited. More information and online registration is available here.