Building the Next Generation of Investors with Equity Crowdfunding

Valence Funding Network
Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 12:00 PM (PST)

About this event

Join Valence Funding Network for an exclusive event relevant to founders, investors, and professionals alike! 

Equity crowdfunding is quickly staking its ground in venture capital. As we move into the era of the retail investor, more and more business financing will be backed by regular people. It is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in participating in the venture process to benefit off the success of high growth companies. In light of recent events like Robinhood’s explosive growth, Bitcoin’s popularity, and the now infamous GameStop short squeeze, it’s clear that we are at the dawn of the era of the retail investor. Marquesa Finch, Founder and CEO of Pyrium, and Trevor Parham, Founder and CEO of Oakstop and Co-Founder and General Partner at The Oakland Black Business Fund, discuss what equity crowdfunding means for developing more investors of color in the retail investing market.



  • Georgia Messinger

    Georgia Messinger


    VFN Director

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