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A Practical Guide to Startup Funding

A Practical Guide to Startup Funding

You have done everything right. You’ve invented a new, exciting and potentially revolutionary technology. Now you are at the edge of success – if only you can acquire the funding your startup needs. This is where venture capital comes into play, at least in theory. But technology VCs can be fickle. What is hot one minute is not the next. 

Moving overseas where it may be easier to attract capital for certain technologies isn’t an option for some technology startups and businesses, particularly university startups.

The solution is equity crowdfunding, which is on course to surpass venture capital as the preferred way for startups and small businesses to raise capital in the U.S.

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of, for a free webinar discussion on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 12pm ET. Joining Gene will be Irwin Stein, a Wall Street trained securities attorney who has helped many companies, large and small raise capital for over 4 decades.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

1.  What is equity crowdfunding and how does it differ from other forms of crowdfunding like Kickstarter or ICO’s.

2.  Why the JOBS Act of 2012 made equity crowdfunding more feasible and popular.

3.  The three regulations that govern distinct types of equity crowdfunding offerings, and when each is most appropriate to use.

4.  Steps to take prior to launching an equity crowdfunding campaign.

The Solution?  Equity Crowdfunding is on course to surpass venture capital as the preferred way to raise capital.

About the Speakers Founder and Webinar Moderator

Gene is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. He is the Founder and Editor of, which he started in 1999. has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog.  Gene is regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure.

Gene Quinn 

Irwin Stein

Legal Counsel,

Irwin is a Wall Street trained securities attorney who has helped many companies, large and small raise capital for over 4 decades. He is a thought leader in the crowdfunding industry and serves as the legal counsel for Irwin enjoys working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them achieve their financial and strategic goals. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco teaching Economics and Finance. Irwin provides pre-investment investigations to professional investors like VC firms and Angel Investor groups and to intermediaries including broker/dealers and family offices.

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Adoram is a patent acquisition consultant working closely with Fortune 500 companies in acquiring and commercializing patents in the global market. He founded PulseIP in late 2013 as a patent advisory firm and was involved in multiple IP transactions over recent years, primarily consulting companies in regards to patent acquisition matters. In 2017 he founded, an IP centric investment platform with a mission to assist patent backed ventures to capitalize on their IP assets. Prior to entering the intellectual property space, Adoram was trained as a lawyer at a commercial and real estate firm in Israel. He holds LL.B., B.A. in International Law and Business Administration.

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