LAVA Quarterly Breakfast -Think Beyond VCs: Alternative Ways of Financing Your Businesses

08 Aug 2017
7:00am - 9:00am PDT
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Traditional VCs have a certain set of investing metrics and the harsh reality is that 99% of new ventures do not qualify for them. Nevertheless, most entrepreneurs continue chasing venture capital while putting themselves at risk of never achieving their fundraising goals. We invite you to join a truly fascinating discussion aimed at breaking the status quo. Save the date and meet top financing experts and though leaders who can shift your thinking while arming you with the most valuable and up-to-date knowledge on venture financing tools including equity crowdfunding, ICO,  small business loans and EB-5 programs.


Michael G. Homeier - EB-5 attorney & founder of Homeier & Law, P.C., one of the most active firms in the entrepreneurial community with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Attorney Homier practices corporate, transactional, business financing, and general business law and has nearly 30 years of experience working at both private law firms and as in-house corporate counsel. The firm is a leader in EB-5 securities and corporate transactions and has represented clients on over 90 EB-5 projects and regional centers. MORE ON LINKEDIN:

Jor Law - co-founder of Homeier Law PC &, the leading resource for verification of accredited investor status as required by federal laws. An award-winning and distinguished attorney, Jor is frequently sought out as a speaker internationally on the topics of securities and capital raising including equity crowdfunding and EB-5 finance. MORE ON LINKEDIN:

Alex Guerrero - Chief Development Officer @VEDC, a leading non-profit small business lender that is changing the way small business lending is done by making it more available, sustainable and impactful. As a national small business lender, VEDC has lent $360 million in direct and guaranteed loans to 100,000 small businesses and created more than 27,000 jobs. MORE ON LINKEDIN:

Justin Hughes - CTO and Co-Founder @, the leading online real estate crowdfunding marketplace which is revolutionizing the public non-traded REIT space while bringing efficiency and transparency to private lending. The LA-based startup has raised itself millions of dollars in private and venture capital. MORE ON LINKEDIN:

Amy Wan--Founder & Chief Legal Hacker of Bootstrap Legal, which uses artificial intelligence to automate legal paperwork for entrepreneurs who are raising capital. She is a nationwide speaker on crowdfunding and alternative finance; founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA; and senior contributor to Crowdfund Insider. More on LINKEDIN:


Victoria Silchenko, PhD – A director of LAVA, the Founder & CEO @ business advisory firm Metropole Capital Group and the LA-based World Funding Summit. Adjunct Professor @CLU/ “Entrepreneurial Finance” (MBA program), writer, educator and investor. MORE ON LINKEDIN:

08 Aug 2017
7:00am - 9:00am PDT

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