Oscar A JofreJofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.
Jason FutkoJason Futko is co-founder and chief financial officer for KoreConX. Prior to KoreConX, Futko co-founded Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada. In addition he was managing director of an Exempt Market Dealer and Chairman of a public investment vehicle in the United Kingdom. Jason has vast experience in financing businesses globally. He has extensive knowledge of international know your client (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.Kiran Garimella, Ph.D., is the chief scientist and chief technology officer at KoreConX, leading the strategy and development of blockchain and machine learning solutions. A sought after speaker and author, Kiran has more than 25 years experience in information technology, consulting and financial services. Previously, Kiran held roles such as global CIO and chief architect at a General Electric company and vice president and chief evangelist for BPM at Software AG. He is also an advisor to the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors and the MidMarket Alliance, principal founder of iKnowCentral and co-founder of CognitiveWorld.com.
Jonathan HeymannJonathan Heymann began his career in the financial services industry working at Spectrum United, a mutual fund company. In 1999, Jonathan joined the Ontario Securities Commission and within two years became a Supervisor in the OSC Contact Centre, where he developed a broad knowledge of the Capital Markets in Canada and particularly the role of compliance. In 2007, Jonathan started Wychcrest Compliance Services Inc. to provide consulting services in compliance and registration for all categories of registration.
Edwin LeeEdwin was a partner in an international boutique corporate finance house for over 15 years. He managed the corporate finance house’s Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai office during this period. Recently, Edwin has been involved with the financing, as well as consulting and helping Start Ups together with Small, Medium Enterprises prepare for capital raising efforts in Dubai. Edwin has extensive experience in sourcing, negotiating and managing cross-border transactions covering jurisdictions including Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia, India and China. He has previously been on the Board of Directors and been Chief Financial Officer for various private and publicly listed companies in North America and Asia, covering industries in hospitality, mining, biotech & pharmaceutical, infrastructure, information technology and real estate.
Edmund TanEdmund was a senior consultant and practice lead covering the Asia Pacific region with global consultancies Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and the HayGroup before being asked to head up the HR operations of a telco startup. He then went on to found a HR and Organisational Performance Consultancy. He was involved with numerous Singapore government panels and currently runs a Private Equity Fund.
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Michel AliphonFollowing a lengthy tenure at Citibank as an executive lending manager, Michel started his own finance broking business in 1997, before starting his own real estate firm in 2010. Michel was offered a position of business development manager for the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) in 2014, assisting small to medium enterprises (SME’s) including start-ups raise capital for business expansion. Michel has extensive experience in sales and marketing and business development and is passionate about helping others succeed. He lives by the principal of King Solomon who once said "you can get whatever you want out of life, provided you help enough people get what they want first"
Michel AliphonPossesses strong analytical skills with an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with both business and technology stakeholders. He is a highly motivated team player with an exceptional ability to recruit, train and mentor new team members.
Byron SandersByron is the Founder and CEO of Crowd Consortium, LLC., and CTO of John B. Lowy, P.C., a securities law firm in midtown Manhattan which has taken more than 200 companies public. Byron began his career in the regulated crowdfunding space in 2015 when his company started working with Fund America (acquired by Prime Trust). He is the former Director - Business Development for Tangible IP, LLC., a strategic intellectual property advisory firm and patent brokerage with more than 3,000 patents sold and has been credited for sourcing patented inventions which have been acquired by Microsoft and Samsung. Byron began his career in the technology transfer and licensing industry as Business Developer for Tynax, a patent market exchange in Silicon Valley. He is a former master distributor for Sprint (NYSE: S) and Boost Mobile with Platinum Wireless, Inc and Tracfone (NASD: AMOV) with Rushstar Wireless, Inc.
Emily CorneliusEmily has a decade of marketing experience leading software and tech companies, spending the last five years working in FinTech and Blockchain. Working with Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, agencies and direct brands her experience includes in-depth knowledge and experience across all digital marketing spectrums from strategy, design, development, application, and analysis.
Emily has spent the last 5 years leading all communications, digital, OOH and event marketing for both a capital markets blockchain network and a technology payments company. Notable is her role as the VP of Marketing for Goldmoney (formerly BitGold), building the marketing strategy, team and execution from scratch through to initial public launch with more than 1.5 Million users in over 150 countries and $2B worth of client assets on the platform in less than two years. Goldmoney went public on the TSX:V and quickly became one of the fastest growing Canadian companies, graduating to the TSX main board in just 10 months.
Larissa VelosoLarissa began her career in the fast-paced environment of Brazilian newsrooms. Since her first job as a radio reporter in 2006, she worked as a journalist in a full range of media companies, including newspapers (yes, they still exist), websites and one of the most prominent magazines in Brazil. Larissa has a passion for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and she has interviewed ministers, senators, scientists, single moms living in the slum, street kids and even a Bulgarian Olympic athlete that became an inmate. She also won two journalism awards. Since 2016 she has switched careers and countries, got a diploma in Public Relations, and now lives in Canada as a marketer.
Elizabeth FrenchyElizabeth is a management graduate and has vast experience in working with reputed financial services companies in India. She is familiar with Indian Capital market and Portfolio Management and she worked as Investment Advisor at HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities. In 2016, Elizabeth moved to Canada, where she took a diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration. In 2017, Elizabeth joined KoreConX.
Paul NiedererPaul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities in equity based crowdfunding, investor aggregation and the emerging trust based blockchain driven systems relative to capital raising. He has personally been involved with, and has successfully assisted, 92 companies to raise capital.
As a result of his experience in the due diligence processes involved in capital raisings for businesses and non-profits he has shared his experience with the SEC and a score of regulators worldwide. He is sought after to advise on building complaint capital raising systems.
His “Fundability Circles©” process has been performed live in Europe, America, South Africa, Asia and Australia for entities wishing to raise capital.
With the intense interest worldwide in EquityCrowdfunding Platforms, and Collaborative Funding Platforms Paul is involved in consulting to a number of parties on how to structure their funding por- tals, processes and regulations to have successful raises with a fair deal for investors and stakeholders.
Paul has had extensive experience in managing both accredited and unaccredited raises with both investor types often in the same raise. Internationally he is known as “Mr Governance” due to the fraud free reign he managed while day CEO of ASSOB, the world’s oldest equity crowdfunding platform. He as spoken in minimising fraud in equity based crowdfunding transactions a number of times.
Paul relishes the opportunity to discuss peer to peer finance developments and any moves towards the democratisation of capital.