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Ins & Outs of Crowdfunding: Getting Capital for your Startup

Classes @ PARISOMA

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, United States

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Do you have an entrepreneurial idea for which you need funding? Come to this class to explore what nowadays' entrepreneurs need to know about crowdfunding and how it compares to other fundraising options. This class will bring knowledge from the financial, startup and legal standpoint as it will be imparted by three experts on the matter: CFO consultant Jim Gellas, Partner at Osborn McDerby LLP Stephen Osborn, and Crowdfunding Veteran Mark Perlmutter.

By the end of the class, you will know how to leverage crowdfunding for your future endeavors. These three instructors will dive deep into crowdfunding and touch upon:

  • the different types of crowdfunding options
  • pros and cons of crowdfunding
  • the next steps to follow for crowdfunding your startup
  • the specifics of sourcing crowdfunding, regulatory compliance and investor requirements
  • all the questions you might have on crowdfunding from financial, startup and legal perspectives

About your Instructors

With over 30 years of experience, Mark Perlmutter is an entrepreneur, business strategist and financier for early-stage companies. In 1995, Mark pioneered on Internet Capital Formation, now called Crowdfunding, by launching website for online IPOs that was sold in 1998. He has attended many speaking engagements on the subject and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Financial Times of London, Barron’s, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Phoenix Business Journal and WebWeek.



Jim Gellas is currently a manager at the CPA firm Armanino McKenna, where he co-leads the Firm’s Crowdfunding initiative and provides CFO Advisory services to his clients. He earned a degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance from the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, he has worked with companies that range from small startups to large and publically traded ones. Before working at Armanino McKenna, Jim was the Corporate Controller of and the VP of Finance & Operations at, where he led a complete turnaround and re-branding effort.

Stephen Osborn, Partner at Osborn McDerby LLP and Georgetown University Law Alum, is a business executive and attorney with broad-based corporate law, business strategy and development experience. His legal expertise includes domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, and U.S. Securities law reporting and compliance. He also has extensive experience as a business executive with market analysis, business planning and business development.

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169 11th Street
San Francisco, 94103

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Classes @ PARISOMA

Here at PARISOMA, we believe in open-sourcing the startup journey. Our vast ecosystem includes 120 members, over 300 alumni, and over 50 mentors and teachers from a variety of fields.

Education is a big part of what we do here. We host over 150 classes every year, with a curriculum that’s accessible to startups and individuals at any stage of the startup journey. Our classroom is a place of active learning, of problem solving, and of lively discussion. Students should walk away not only with new ideas, but with new skills. Above all, they should walk away with a roadmap for putting these skills into practice.

PARISOMA is a space where ideas meet execution, where working and learning become one in the same.

*Refund Policy: PARISOMA doesn't offer refunds for classes. However, if you can't make it to a class and would like to send someone in your name, just shoot us an e-mail before the class and consider it done!

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