FSXinterlinked the premier investment conference organization and a subsidiary of Interlinked, a global investment platform that connects an exclusive network of emerging growth companies with qualified funding sources, announced today that they will be presenting a special session on Raising Capital in Today’s Environment at their upcoming conference at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, GA on April 29 to May 1, 2015.
The special Session will be hosted by Michael Fugler, a global expert and speaker on Entrepreneurship, Scott Andersen, a principal partner with David Drake at Consult DA (Drake & Andersen), and David Drake, a leading equity expert based in New York.
Raising Capital for your company can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. During this special session conference attendees will learn about Raising Capital in Today’s Environment focusing on:
- What is a “Funding Platform” under Title II of the JOBS Act
- Where do you find them?
- How can you best use them?
- The need to comply with state blue sky laws
- Do Funding Platforms under have to be broker-dealers?
- Investment Advisers Who Are Operating Funding Platforms
- The Issuer Exemption and the Investment Advisor Act
- And lots more on raising capital today; the ups, downs, ins and outs
About Michael Fugler
Michael Fugler is a global expert and speaker on Entrepreneurship, an Attorney, Investment Banker, Coach and Consultant who has spent a significant part of his career providing extensive consulting and guidance to institutional investors throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.
Mr. Fugler focuses on helping entrepreneurs build companies and searches to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, dreamers, promoters, creators and innovators. Mr. Fugler is a successful entrepreneur as well as a recognized global expert and speaker on Entrepreneurship, delivering education, training and demonstration workshops on how to go from an idea on a “Napkin to Stock Exchange”™ listing, and all the steps in between.
He has developed the Business Mastery System for Entrepreneurs, teaching how to find and raise capital from around the world. Through his mastermind groups, boot camps, seminars, webinars, panels, numerous speaking engagements and public appearances, Michael gives an overview of the vision and the knowledge, needed to develop a “Master Plan” using technology and social media in shaping client acquisitions and relationships in this new economy and our changing world.
Mr. Fugler has been a licensed Attorney for 42 years, developing an expertise in international law and finance, international investments and merchant banking. He has also been an Investment Banker for the past 18 years being FINRA registered with Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses. Mr. Fugler has extensive experience in radio and television, including seven years at ABC affiliates scripting and hosting the weekly television features “Consumers and the Law” and “Today’s Law”; serving on the Executive Committee and as a television regional cohost of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for five years; scripting and hosting the weekly radio program on Clear Channel “The Weekly Legal Advisor” as well as syndicated appearances on King Radio; appearances on Financial News Network’s “Business in the Morning” program; and special appearances throughout the country on various radio and TV programs. He is currently the host for interlinkedTV and frequently is requested to interview America’s top up and coming financial movers and shakers.
About Scott Andersen:
Scott Andersen is a principal partner with David Drake at Consult DA (Drake & Andersen). Consult DA engages in regulatory and compliance advise and strategy for public and private companies facing challenges with SEC, FINRA, Attorney General and Exchanges.
Mr. Andersen from March 2012 to February 2015 was deputy regional chief counsel at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Los Angeles, where he he oversaw all FINRA enforcement cases prosecuted by the Los Angeles office and managed the West region’s attorneys. Mr. Andersen has broad experience with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. He has led complex criminal and civil prosecutions for the New York State Attorney General’s office, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA for the last 20 years.
He has worked on significant matters involving: pump and dump frauds, illegal stock distributions in violation of Section 5, insider trading, research analysts conflicts of interest, market timing/late trading, enterprise corruption, stock manipulation, improper sales of complex products, and supervision and supervisory control systems. His earlier positions include: enforcement director, FINRA, NYC, July 2007 to March 2012; enforcement director, NYSE Regulation, Inc., NYC, December 2004 to July 2007; trial counsel/senior special counsel, NYSE Regulation, Inc., NYC, August 2003 to December 2004; co-chief, Securities Prosecutions Unit, Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities, Office of the New York State Attorney General, NYC, June 1999 to August 2003; and Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General, NYC, August 1995 to June 1999. He is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School and is admitted in NY State.
Consult DA is looking for consulting engagements in these areas of expertise.
Scott is principal at finLawyer.com and General Counsel of FundAmerica. He was most recently the Deputy Regional Chief Counsel at FINRA, and prior to that was the Enforcement Director at FINRA and the NYSE, Co-Chief of the Securities Prosecutions Unit of the NY Attorney General office, and Asst Attorney General of the State of NY. He concentrates his practice on securities and regulatory law.
About David Drake
David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital, a family office and private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft Media Group, a global financial media company.
Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, which he lobbied for both in Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.