You’re invited to an exclusive investor gathering hosted by Damien Lanyon of Lanyon Advisory Services. Join us for a gourmet dinner and dynamic discussion about the role of angel and private investments as the capital market landscape continues to evolve and change. Featuring renowned angel investor and serial entrepreneur Howard Lindzon and equity crowdfunding expert Audrey Jacobs.
RSVPs are required. Dinner is for accredited investors only. To accredit on our site, click HERE.
Howard Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting, managing, and successfully advising innovative companies, Lindzon is the public-face of the Social Leverage entities. Howard is Co-Founder and Chairman of StockTwits, which was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine (where he invented the “cashtag”). Howard created more than 400 original videos on Wallstrip, which was acquired by $CBS in 2007.
Howard recently stepped down from his operational role as CEO on December 31, 2013, to focus on the next phase of Social Leverage. As acting Chairman, Howard's connection to StockTwits along with his hedge fund experience, give Social Leverage access to a community of professionals who can evaluate fintech opportunities.
As an angel Howard has had many successful investments including: Rent.com (purchased by eBay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), Buddy Media (acquired by SalesForce in2012 for $745 million) and Lifelock (2012 IPO, billion+ market cap). He has been an early Twitter shareholder, having invested in Summize (acquired in 2008) and TweetDeck (acquired in 2011). He’s also an early indirect investor in Uber through a FoF investment.
Howard received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.
Audrey Jacobs is VP Americas of OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform. Based in Israel, OurCrowd allows individual accredited investors worldwide to identify, research and invest in leading startups in Israel and around the world. Audrey oversees the Americas activities, building the investor community and leverages the investors' network to develop the OurCrowd portfolio companies.
A passionate entrepreneur advocate, public speaker and global community builder, Audrey has found equity crowdfunding to be the answer for startups to access capital and use the “crowd” to expand globally as well as a platform for investors to diversify their portfolio and invest in a new asset class. Through her lectures at investment conferences, startup incubators and universities, she educates investors about the risk and reward of investing in early stage companies and entrepreneurs on how to raise capital.
Prior to OurCrowd, Audrey spent 20 years building brands for technology companies with leading global public relations firms like Porter Novelli and launched the US Israel Startup Nations Series to create partnerships and educate about the opportunities of investing in Israeli innovation.
Since its launch in February of 2013, Israel-based OurCrowd has invested $100 million into 57 companies alongside its 7000 investors from 94 countries. Investors globally are attracted to OurCrowd’s unique equity-crowdfunding platform to identify high quality, vetted and managed Israeli and global startups and invest a minimum of $10K at the same terms as major co-investors.
Damien Lanyon is the Director of Lanyon Advisory Services, a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firm located in Solana Beach, California. They provide financial planning and asset management solutions to executives and entrepreneurs of rapidly growing companies.