ABOUT THE SPACE
Under one roof, The Cove combines:
31,000 sq. ft. of collaborative work and event space, located in University Research Park at UC Irvine for: inventors, entrepreneurs, accelerators and incubators.
THE COVE IS HOME TO
UCI Applied Innovation
UCI Invention Transfer Group
UCI Industry Sponsored Research
UCI student and faculty incubators
Angel investment groups and VC funds
Our vision is to become the global leader in investment management products with respect to digital assets.
Our mission is to develop financial products that allow investors to seamlessly transition into a new digitally-powered economy.
Institutional Investor: Company or organization that invests money on behalf of clients or members. Accredited Individual Investor: Anyone who either earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, OR, has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence).
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Join 3,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.
You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names and brands in social media, soak up countless tips and new strategies and enjoy extensive networking opportunities in San Diego, California.
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies, and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual conference hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco, New York City, London, and Beijing, which began in 2011 and is where some technology startups launch their products and services competing on stage in front of venture capital potential investors, media and other interested parties for prize money and publicity.
CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. Its mandate is to inform, educate and connect the global community as the authoritative daily news provider dedicated to chronicling the space.
Founded in May 2013, CoinDesk reaches millions interested in blockchain technology thru its website, social media, newsletters, podcasts and video. CoinDesk created the original reference rate known as the Bitcoin Price Index which is widely sourced in the media including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC and many others on a daily basis.
"Private markets are plagued by inefficient tools, fragmented processes and high costs.
Ad hoc and disconnected systems limit a company’s ability to manage a compliant business, access financing and provide liquidity to their investors."
We bring the tried-and-true infrastructure of the public markets to streamline the chaotic global private markets. Our secure, all-in-one platform gives the private market ecosystem the ability to compliantly manage corporate records, captable, funding activities, shareholders, and investors —while efficiently taking advantage of innovative capital-raising opportunities.
Entoro Capital, LLC (Entoro) provides advice and services to a wide range of established and growth-oriented businesses around the world. We offer deep sector expertise across a full range of services in investment banking, equities and fixed income in the Americas, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.
We provide financial and strategic advisory services which include Capital Formation, M&A, A&D, leveraged finance, equity/equity-linked financing, restructuring and recapitalization solutions. Our experienced team is dedicated to serving the private equity community.
Entoro Capital, LLC is the parent company of OfferBoard, LLC and Entoro Securities, LLC.
Securities transactions offered through Entoro Securities, LLC Member FINRA and SIPC.
Why Choose Tycon Partners?
Tycon Partners are experienced growth capital and IPO experts providing our clients with a turn-key process including Project Management. When your company wants to raise growth capital through an IPO, it is like having a second business. Tycon Partners becomes your outsourced team for this second business by providing our extensive experience, access to core competent IPO professionals, and the interface for all the needed services to facilitate an IPO. Tycon Partners is performance based and we position ourselves on the same side of the table as our clients. Tycon Partners provides a clear pathway to the public markets, a listing on Nasdaq or the NYSE (or OTC market if you cannot qualify for Nasdaq or NYSE American) and most importantly, after market support when your stock starts trading.
Tycon Partners Team
Glenn Bierman, CEO has had experience as a public CEO, as well as, an Investment Banker, giving you the view from both sides of the table. Natalie DeMarco our President and Co-Founder has raised billions of dollars from retail investors in her career and is an expert in investor messaging, the capital markets and investor psychology.
Crypto is not just a technology, it’s a movement.
Crypto has the capacity to force a redesign of the Internet, our financial system, and money in a way that fosters and protects the rights and dignity of the individual. If we are successful, we could make as great of a contribution to personal freedom as the invention of the printing press, the personal computer, and the early, open Internet.
Crypto is not just a technology, it is a movement. But it won’t happen unless we build simple, elegant, and secure ways for individuals and institutions around the world to discover and interact with this new frontier.
We founded Gemini with a “security-first” mentality and ethos of asking for permission, not forgiveness. We have worked hard to provide you with a high-integrity choice and we look forward to earning and maintaining your trust.
Gemini is a New York trust company regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). We are subject to capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the NYSDFS and the New York Banking Law. Gemini is also a fiduciary and Qualified Custodian.
Silicon Beach Fest is LA's first startup entertainment fest, with panels, pitches, and parties, created by Digital LA. Silicon Beach Fest is a conference featuring both startup and Hollywood entertainment companies, based in Los Angeles.
Silicon Beach Fest takes place annually in Santa Monica. This annual fest brings together technology leaders, startup CEOs, investors, Hollywood studio executives, entrepreneurs, developers, students and more to celebrate LA’s dynamic technology industries with panels, workshops, hackathon, mixers, and a start-up showcase spotlighting 40 local startups.
More than 150 speakers include top executives from local accelerators, venture capitalists, entertainment powerhouses, brands, and emerging and established start-ups. Companies represented include: Disney, Warner Bros., ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.
Silicon Beach Fest covers more than 30 topics that uniquely reflect LA’s strengths, including: Investors, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment, Games, Social Media, Digital Content, Advertising Technology, Design UX/UI, Fashion, and more. Panel titles include “Meet the Investors,” “Celebs and Startups,” “Fashion Content,” “Growing Your Online Audience,” and more.
tZero is a security token trading platform, an alternative trading system regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company is a subsidiary of Medici Ventures, itself a subsidiary of Overstock.com.
As a boutique firm, our agile nature fosters long-term relationships. We work hard to thoroughly understand client needs and deliver bottom-line results.
Our diversified client list includes:
public and corporate pension funds, foundations, investment advisors and endowments.
Where Innovators Gather
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 3,600 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with 220 conference sessions; and more than 165,000 attendees from 150 countries.
And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
At 1776, we know that startups can change the world and we’re building the global community to provide the intellectual, social, and financial capital to help them make that a reality.
We’ve purposely chosen challenging, government-dominated markets because our roots in Washington, DC give us proprietary connections, insights, and tools that can be used to drive massive scale revenue growth. The key to it all is connections and learning.
We connect our startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through our curriculum. To expert mentors who can help startups quickly solve problems. To markets through our institutional and corporate partners. To capital through our investor network. And to talent through our community relationships across the globe. Here are just a few different ways to join our global community.
youngStartup Venture’s summits connect the most innovative, promising, venture-backed, emerging growth and early stage companies with active investors, investment bankers, advisors and corporate professionals. Representatives from 3M, American Express, Capital One, Dow, JetBlue, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, SalesForce, and many others attend our summits.
The summits feature insightful discussions, the newest technologies and latest trends currently shaping the future. YSV understands how important it is to meet the right people and network with like-minded individuals. Our summits ensure that only the most cutting edge companies and relevant investors are present. We work hard to make sure that you have the opportunity to mingle with those in the know to forge the connections you need to succeed.
Openfinance is transforming alternative asset investing with the leading platform for the secondary market trading of digital securities. Backed by a team of industry veterans and key partnerships, Openfinance provides unprecedented access to liquidity and investment opportunity in the $8.8 trillion alternative asset market.
What Are Digital Securities?
Digital securities are a digital representation of a security like an alternative asset – the same assets individuals and institutions have invested in for generations. The digital format removes many of the barriers of traditional investing, eliminating redundant paper-based processes and enforcing all relevant regulations automatically.
Investments in the $9.5 trillion alternative asset industry have traditionally been difficult to buy and sell at fair prices because of: (1) A lack of trust (2) Market Inefficiencies (3) No Uniform Processes
We host the best start up and networking events in cities all over the world.
At each event we have experts and mentors to help you every time.
We host the best entrepreneur events and startup workshops in cities all over the world. At the entrepreneur events you can expect to connect with the highest level of investors and experts and grow as an entrepreneur. At the live workshops you will follow our unique 12 step process about how to think like a startup but act like a corporation.
Our 12 step hero's journey covers Market Validation, Product Fit / Branding, Business Foundation, Business Planning, Development / Design, Team Building, Culture / Leadership, Acquiring Users, Investment, Culture, Scaling and IPO / Growth.
Dianne Gubin, Principal
For Capital InVentures Dianne actively sources, networks and introduces institutional investors, private equity, VC firms and Family Offices to CEOs and management teams seeking $5 to $100 mm in debt and/or equity financing. She expedites deal flow, reviews business plans, and is responsible for program management. She has strong relationships and a solid network of corporate and financial sponsors.
Dianne supports our portfolio companies in a number of ways including becoming part of the management team, serving on the board of directors, sourcing key executives, and introducing clients and investors. Working closely with client CEOs and their teams, Dianne helps develop collateral materials and preps CEOs for investor meetings.
Dianne’s background includes over 20 years in B2B sales and account management. She’s owned two technical staffing agencies working across industries with Fortune 1000 corporations and fast-growth companies. Concurrent to her work with Capital InVentures, she is President of Amplify Professional Services Inc, an executive search and consulting agency including senior executive placement, staffing and consulting services across industry sectors.
Additionally, Dianne’s produced hundreds of executive level networking events for peer professionals in finance, technology and business. She is the Co-Director of C-Sweet, a premier national networking association for female executives across industries.
Dianne has outstanding business acumen, communication skills and emotional intelligence. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Dianne holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Our mission statement at Deal Box is to help liberate entrepreneurs from the inefficient and cost prohibitive processes of venture capital, private equity and investment banking and enable them with today’s best-in-class technologies to drive more efficient and effective results to help their companies grow.
We do this out of passion for entrepreneurship and a deep rooted desire to innovate the existing framework of today’s capital markets in preparation to equip both investors and entrepreneurs for the investment world of tomorrow.
Our world-class team of financial professionals, technologists, design gurus and futurists all share one vision, to unleash entrepreneurship and investment opportunities to all stakeholders in an equitable and valuable way in order to advance and grow the global economy.
OUR ABILITY TO BRING GROWTH BUSINESSES TO THE MARKET AND MATCH THEM WITH INVESTORS, IS OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SUPPORTING GROWTH AND SUCCESS FOR AUSTRALIAN SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES AND OUR ECONOMY.
Over the next decade we should see a material shift in business ownership as the next generation make their way into leadership and ownership roles. These new owners are embracing technology and are more connected to their customers than ever before. The innovation that is penetrating the SME market in Australia is very progressive, however, they often run into brick walls because access to capital is limited and therefore, growth stagnates.
Equity Crowdfunding flips the old capital markets model on its head by centralising the investment opportunity onto one platform and defining clear outcomes for the business. It also brings more speed and energy into the capital raising process as the investment opportunity can now be marketed and advertised, especially with digital and social channels. This is a sweeping global trend that is not going away any time soon. .
At FUNDSITION, we’re helping these business owners get access to funding in a frictionless, simple and cost effective manner, presenting an opportunity for a company to grow and maximise its value.
So the big advantage with the introduction of the Crowd-Sourced Funding (CSF) legislation is that it provides a new class of retail and SMSF investors to take advantage of these growing companies.
These new investors may actually be customers, suppliers or general partners to these businesses and they are quite often the most ideal beneficiaries of their owners transition – Funding transition.
For investors wanting to participate in this new asset class, there has been a lack of information and a dedicated SME Equity Crowdfunding platform. But now with FUNDSITION, investors can easily access the right information and a committed platform to this exciting sector.
A great team is built on trust, rigour, discipline and a blend of skills that compliment each other, plus all members are aligned to a set of values and a common vision.
FUNDSITION was founded on that mandate, we have been stewards of SMEs throughout our entire working careers and are now able to support this exciting new world of capital raising and investing.
A deep understanding and experience in the Equity Crowdfunding marketplace and legislative requirements
A track record of establishing, scaling and selling SMEs
A deep understanding of the decision making drivers of the business owner
Experience in working with businesses on strategies for optimising and growing their businesses
Extensive experience in marketing and media
Trusted by industry insiders, Securities.io offers breaking news on DeFi & digital securities. Interviews with Fortune 500 companies & top industry conferences.
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
CUSTODY — Offline, vaulted deep-cold storage.
EXECUTION SERVICES — Trade execution venue integrated with our custody platform.
ONBOARDING & SUPPORT — Dedicated client support teams.
Institutions require highly available, trusted, enterprise-grade services to store, transact, and support their digital asset investments. These capabilities are widely available for stocks, bonds, and other asset types, but have been lacking in this emerging digital asset class. Fidelity is trusted today by thousands of institutions and financial intermediaries, and through Fidelity Digital AssetsSM has extended its capabilities to deliver a reliable and secure platform for this emerging asset class.
Black Dog Venture Partners is a business accelerator that provides access to funding though our network of 13,000 investors, business development though our network of 40,000 business partners, sales/marketing and executive coaching services for disruptive companies.
We also host our VC Fast Pitch Events that connect startups with the nations top investors.
In 2014, Peter Polydor had his Eureka Moment: to offer Orange County’s entrepreneurs a centrally-located, all-inclusive, utilitarian space where creativity can flourish and business can thrive.
High Ceilings, Low Overhead
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre creative office, co-working and event space in Irvine, California, designed to offer Orange County’s startups a community -- and keep their costs down. Check out our rates!
Free Access, Free Thinkers, Free Beer
Some co-working spaces offer Eames chairs and potted ferns. The Eureka HUB offers a built-in network of thinkers, doers, designers, techies and connectors. Whether you're looking for two desks to build a dream on or a corner office for your small army, Eureka's flexible working space and collegial atmosphere make anything possible. Plus, our partnerships provide the community with mentors.
And yes, there's really free beer. And coffee.
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.
Vertalo is a cap table, compliance, and investor onboarding platform utilizing blockchain to connect and enable the digital asset economy. A chain-agnostic pioneer in "direct custody" and secondary liquidity, Vertalo supports the ongoing asset management needs of private companies and broker-dealers. Vertalo enables any private asset to be instantly tokenized, stored in an investor's verified wallet, and traded in real-time based on the smart contract between the issuer and the investor.
Founded in 2013, Cointelegraph is the leading independent digital media resource covering a wide range of news on blockchain technology, crypto assets, and emerging fintech trends. Each day our team delivers the most accurate and up-to-date news from both the decentralized and centralized worlds.
Our editorial content is based on our passion to deliver unbiased news, in-depth analytics, comprehensive cryptocurrency price charts, insightful opinion pieces, as well as regular reports on the social transformation that digital currencies bring.
We believe that the decentralized world will grow exponentially, becoming an integral part of our daily lives. We work every day to help educate our readers and raise awareness of the intricacies and advantages offered in today’s digital revolution.
With technology breakthroughs now occurring in fields such as AI, VR, nanotech, quantum computing, and an increasing number of businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers adopting blockchain technology in everyday life, we aim to inform, educate, and share valuable information with our readers.
Security Token Market is a listing website for Security Token Offerings from all over the world. STO listings include basic information about the company and token and is provided to users in a standardized format. Founded by experts in securities compliance, equity crowdfunding, FinTech, venture capital and crypto markets, Security Token Market is a subsidiary of Security Token Group, an organization focused on developing the Security Token industry founded by serial entrepreneurs Mario Pazos and Herwig Konings. For more information on STM and Security Tokens.
Base Layer is a weekly podcast aiming to educate Institutional Investors, Family Offices and HNWI’s on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Each week, host David Nage brings on the best and brightest founders and financiers to share their thoughts and observations on the digital asset ecosystem.
Manhattan Street Capital is the premier online fundraising platform that helps companies to make their IPO, and raise capital, using Direct Listings, Regulation A+ and Regulation D, Regulation S and also to make STO or Blockchain offerings that use Reg A+ or Reg D to be legitimate securities offerings.
The companies that intend to raise capital with one of these regulations can list their offering on our website, to increase the success and cost efficiency of their raise. We provide a very easy-to-use Invest Now system, which is a must in online fundraising. Manhattan Street Capital supports the IPO and funding process from start to end; we assist companies that retain us with project management and coordination to increase the likelihood of success. We offer several other services, that can be found on our Services page.
We work with mid-stage companies and mature startups that we consider a good fit for Reg A+. In our opinion, a company’s consumer appeal is the most important factor (once we have established the strength of the management team, a strong strategy, large and growing market, rapid growth rate and barriers to competition). A large and happy customer base and tremendous consumer appeal are very indicative of success.
We especially like Real Estate, Food & Beverage, IoT Internet of Things, Cancer, Alzheimers, Autoimmune treatments and other Biotechs, Personal Security, Pain Treatment, Tech Gadgets, VR&AR (Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality), 3D Printing, Drones, Alternative Energy, Electric Vehicles, SmartPhone gadgets, and Apps. In the blockchain, we like companies that can build large and dynamic token ecosystems and that enhance the blockchain. These businesses are more likely to appeal to consumers/investors and the likelihood of a successful offering is significantly higher.
We believe that global warming has become a critical problem and that it is probably too late to solve through gradually reducing greenhouse gas production. For this reason, we are particularly looking to assist companies that are developing specialized technologies to rebuild the earth's ozone layer or to directly reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to reverse global warming.
Reg A+ makes it possible for mid staged companies to increase their business, make acquisitions, come up with new products or expand their business with the maximum $50 million per year that Reg A+ allows. We expect Reg A+ to grow to be a $60 Billion per year capital raising market as it becomes established and proven over time.