On February 26, Brown Rudnick will co-host a program along with OCTANe titled "How to Navigate the Existing and Proposed SEC Crowdfunding Framework to Raise Capital and Invest Online." This program will take place at the Beall Center in The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Opportunities to raise capital online have expanded since the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, which was signed into law with the stated purpose of expanding and easing methods of capital raising by smaller and emerging companies, including through the use of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding involves the use of the internet to raise capital from a large number of investors and enables smaller startup companies that may not have easy access to capital through traditional methods of capital markets and venture capital to raise early seed capital.

The SEC has issued a series of proposed and final rules to implement the framework for raising capital online through crowdfunding intermediaries. This program will review the existing and proposed regulatory landscape in the crowdfunding space and discuss securities law issues for those considering becoming involved in crowdfunding as issuers or investors.

Featured speakers include:

  • Rob Funsten, Co-Chair of Brown Rudnick’s Global Life Sciences practice and a Partner in the firm’s Corporate practice
  • Numan Siddiqi, Partner in Brown Rudnick’s Corporate practice in Orange County
  • Phil Flink, Partner in Brown Rudnick’s Corporate practice in Boston
  • Michael Cohen, Associate in Brown Rudnick's Corporate Practice in Boston


For more information on this program or to register, please visit OCTANe's event webpage.