Innovative Alternatives: Crowdfunding, ICOs, Token Sales

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During this Panel, experts will discuss the benefits of fundraising via Blockchain, Token Sales, and crowdfunding. What are the benefits of an ICO versus a more traditional venture capital round? How have developments in securities laws changed this equation? If you are considering alternative method of fundraising via blockchain/token sales, join us for this Panel to hear the current state of play.


Andrew Berkowitz
CEO & Founder, Global Startup Media
Andrew is the CEO and Founder of Global Startup Media, a digital media agency with a portfolio of podcasts, YouTube channels, and virtual conferences highlighting investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets. Andrew hosts their award-winning podcast, The Global Startup Movement, the top show on iTunes and Spotify covering global startup ecosystems. Read full profile…


Dahna Goldstein
Senior Fellow, Blockchain Trust Accelerator
Dahna Goldstein is a senior fellow, Blockchain Trust Accelerator at New America. She is a social entrepreneur and advisor to social impact organizations. Read full profile…

Akin Sawyerr
Managing Director, Feleman Limited
Akin Sawyerr is the Managing Director of Feleman Limited, an investments and consulting firm focused on deploying payments systems, remittances, and blockchain solutions to catalyze growth in emerging markets. Feleman also assist projects in renewable energy, healthcare, and ancillary industries that add value in underserved communities. Read full profile…

Allison Shealy
Government Investigations Attorney at Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Allison combines her background in securities enforcement, white collar defense, and her many years as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to shepherd clients through the regulatory landscape as applied to virtual currencies, including but not limited to token offerings and the sale of virtual currencies. Read full profile…