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KIS: Crowdfunding your company in Europe vs the US - February 1, 2017 - Luxembourg City
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KIS: Crowdfunding your company in Europe vs the US




February 1, 2017

6:30pm to 9:00pm




Hosted by: KPMG





39 avenue JF Kennedy,

 L-1855 Luxembourg





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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way.

Accelerated by changes of regulation in the US and Europe, crowdfunding has taken many different forms like the funding of product development by consumers on platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, the aggregation of accredited investors on platforms like microventures and circle or the emergence of white label technology solutions that allow the faster deployment of this model of funding.


Pebble, the famous watch manufacturer that raised its money on kickstarter and that excited thousands of consumers into giving tens of millions of dollars, was acquired recently by Fitbit for $34m, well below what they raised on kickstarter. This is beginning to show the limitation of the model in the long run for technology companies that require more capital to stay sustainable.

This special third Khube Innovation Series (KIS) event, jointly organised with the BayPay Forum, will be dedicated to compare notes between a selection of experts in the funding space that for the first time will be able to speak from different parts of the world.

Some of our speakers will be located in Luxembourg at KPMG while our moderator, Daniel Chatelain, will be with other American experts on the same virtual panel.

The whole event will be also Live Streamed to allow more people to learn from our speakers and to ask questions also remotely.

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This event is FREE for Business Members. (free Live Streaming for Online Members)

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6:30 PM Introduction by Alexandre Rochegude, Head of the Khube
6:40 PM Presentation by Thierry Zois, Benelux Business Developer at Seedrs
7:00 PM Panel discussion, moderated by Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director at The BayPay Forum
  Alexandre Rochegude, Head of the Khube
  Thierry Zois, Benelux Business Developer at Seedrs
  Andrés Diana, Managing Director at SeedInvest
  Robin Vaudrey, Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development at European Investment Fund
7:45 PM Networking Cocktail
9:00 PM End of Session


Alexandre Rochegude

FinTech Evangelist & Partner at KPMG

In charge of Innovation, Alexandre founded and lead a brand new platform dedicated to innovation. Based in Luxembourg and in partnership with leading international financial institutions and large corporates, The Khube (KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurs) supports innovative companies to deploy their solution in Europe and abroad, and is part of the KPMG Global « Innovative Start-up » Initiative. Alexandre is also a member of the KPMG Global FinTech Group where he is in charge of the « Next Generation Payment » strategic area.


Thierry Zois

Benelux Business Developer at Seedrs


Thierry started his career in the shipping industry where he did a couple of internships before joining Busoga Trust, an NGO similar to UNICEF, where he worked on a water project in Uganda. Before starting work, Thierry studied for a BSc in Economics at the University of Luxembourg. Instead of following the traditional route of acquiring an MSc in Finance, he decided to pursue an MSc degree in Entrepreneurship at Imperial College in London instead. While studying at Imperial College Thierry launched his own start-up before working for Deliveroo in its International Operations department and then joining the Seedrs Business Development team for the Benelux region.

Thierry Zois

Robin Vaudrey

Head of Region, CEE, Regional Business Development at European Investment Fund


Robin is an investment professional who has been working at the European Investment Fund (“EIF”) since 2003 in various areas of the company including the Risk Management division and as an Investment Manager for Venture Capital fund-of-fund investments across the EU. He recently spent a stint away from head office establishing and heading the EIF’s Bratislava office and is currently responsible for business development in the CE region. He holds a BA Hons degree from the University of Durham, and is a CFA charterholder. In a personal capacity, he is an active investor in equity crowdfunding opportunities, predominantly through the Seedrs platform.

Robin Vaudrey

Andrés Diana

Managing Director at SeedInvest


Andrés Diana is the Managing Director for SeedInvest Los Angeles. SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform connecting investors with high quality startups seeking funding. SeedInvest provides investors with insider access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities and makes investing in the asset class as easy as buying shares of stock.

Before joining SeedInvest in 2014, Andrés spent most of his career driving innovation in the public financial markets. In previous roles, he founded and managed a broker dealer and trading floor, and spent much of his career working as a quantitative proprietary trader in the equities markets. Andrés received his degree in entrepreneurship, information systems, and marketing from The Wharton School and loves all manner of action sports, especially Kitesurfing.

Andrés Diana


Daniel Chatelain

Managing Director at The BayPay Forum

Daniel Chatelain is a serial entrepreneur focused on innovation in payments, commerce and Fintech. He sits on the board of directors or advisors of emerging companies and is a mentor at 500 Startups. He started The BayPay Forum to help foster innovation in payment and commerce.

The BayPay Forum is a member based organization that gathers today over 14,000 executives from thousands of companies and that organizes events for its members to understand the new trends in innovation in payments and commerce in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, Paris, London and Luxembourg. Prior to that, Daniel was CEO, President & COO of companies he started as an entrepreneur or within the Lagardere (Elle, Woman’s Day, Car & Driver, Hachette, Canal Satellite) and Airbus Industries group (Airbus, Ariane, Eurocopter) and Vice President of a VC backed companies giving him a wide experience of growing companies domestically and internationally in the banking, telecom and interactive media industries as an entrepreneur, corporate or VC backed senior executive.







Location 39 avenue JF Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg

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