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Funding in Fintech: Who to Know and How to Get It in Los Angeles (and beyond!) - February 7, 2017
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Funding in Fintech:

Who to Know and How to Get It in Los Angeles

(and beyond!)




February 7, 2017

5:30pm to 8:30pm



Hosted by: Bryan Cave




120 Broadway, Suite 300

Santa Monica, CA 90401-2386 USA



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Los Angeles is home to an ever-increasing number of fintech-focused startups, VCs and angels. Join us as we spotlight some hot startups and review the unique market dynamics that are turning Southern California into a financial services hot spot. Meet the deal makers, hear from the influencers, and learn who’s hot (and not so hot!). An expert panel will be joined by a select set of potential fintech market leaders who will preview their solutions.

This event will start with presentations from several local startups worth knowing in the LA region and will continue with a panel discussion to understand the best way to raise money in Southern California and who you should know to make it happen.

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




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5:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM Announcement
6:35 PM Demos by 5 Start-Up Companies
  Edwin Choi, Founder at Capitect
  Marchelle Sellers, President & CEO at Charity On Top
  Kevin Futch Co-Founder at ShadowBid
  Ron Rojany Co-Founder at RoundInvestment
  Patrick Kann Co-Founder at Papaya Payments
6:50 PM  Panel Discussion
  Kevin DeBré, Partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
  Eric Bunting, Founder at Overbrook Capital
  Kevin Covert, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Strandview Capital
  Jean-Michel Arnoult, Founder of Crowdfunder and COO at Stock Circles
  David Donell, CFO at Docupace Technologies
  Panel moderated by Peter Mansfield, President at CMO.LA
8:30 PM End of Session


Kevin DeBré

Partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP


Kevin represents entrepreneurs and startup companies in building successful businesses. He is a corporate and intellectual property attorney and a partner at Stubbs Alderton and Markiles, LLP, a full-service, Los Angeles-based business law firm representing many of Southern California’s most promising emerging growth technology companies. Kevin structures and negotiates equity and debt investment transactions, technology development deals and commercialization agreements and ventures for monetizing intellectual property assets. Prior to Stubbs Alderton, Kevin was a partner in leading international law firms, including Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, LLP, where he headed the firm’s technology transactions practice in Southern California. Kevin is a registered patent attorney and worked as an engineer before law school. He served as a judicial law clerk for Hon. John G. Davies, United States District Court for the Central District of California and received his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law and his B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis.

Kevin DeBré

Eric Bunting

Founder at Overbrook Capital

Eric Bunting, the founder of Overbrook Capital, is a private investor and advisor to over thirty tech-enabled start-ups. FinTech is a core focus and investments include Kabbage, Funding Circle and Yapstone. Eric Bunting is also President of MIH Water, a provider of patented bioremediation water treatment technology. Eric was previously with Soros Capital, Monitor Company, Airport Group International and Gilbert Global Equity Partners. Eric is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is a member of YPO and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Eric Bunting

Kevin Covert

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Strandview Capital


Kevin Covert is a veteran entrepreneur, investor and investment banker who has launched and built three financial services companies in Southern California. He has extensive hands on experience providing strategic advice to early stage private companies regarding raising capital and M&A. Kevin is currently co-founder of Strandview Capital which provides strategic growth capital to financial services and technology companies. In 1999, Kevin co-founded investment bank Montgomery & Co., which he helped build over 10 years into one of the leading tech-focused investment banks of its time. From 2009-2015, Mr. Covert launched and built his own investment bank Covert & Co., focused on equity financing and M&A for tech companies. Kevin has worked closely with financial services companies in sectors such as investment platforms, online credit reporting, ecommerce transaction processing, mobile check deposit/bill pay, credit card security, payroll processing, ERP/financial software, and online payment companies. Kevin started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup), and received his MBA from Stanford University.

Kevin Covert

Jean-Michel Arnoult

Founder of Crowdfunder and COO at Stock Circles

Jean Michel is an entrepreneur with a FinTech focus.

Currently, Jean Michel is the COO of Stock Circles, an AI-driven autotrading platform. Previously, he co-founded Crowdfunder, a leading Crowdfunding platform, which has raised over $200m for tech companies over the last five years.

Prior to become an entrepreneur, Jean-Michel worked for Microsoft where he participated in the launch of the search engine Bing. His Finance-heavy portfolio included: Intuit, AIG, FXCM

He is passionate about Entrepreneurship and those who build things. He has been advising multiple Founders over the years and made investments in WOSH, Helpr and Stample.

Jean Michel Arnoult

David Donell

CFO at Docupace Technologies


David is currently the CFO at Docupace Technologies and throughout his career has both led and advised the corporate finance, banking and operations in a broad range of business ventures, from entrepreneurial to well established middle market companies. Mr. Donell has participated in dozens of capital raising endeavors ranging from real estate syndication, venture capital equity and debt and social investments.

In 2016, David successfully navigated Docupace through the bankruptcy of its majority owner, successfully repurchasing the majority interest from the bankruptcy estate and simultaneously recapitalizing the Company with over $16M in new venture equity.

From 2007 to 2013, David was the Chief Financial Officer at the X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit who’s mission is to cause radical change for the benefit of humanity utilizing a large prize model as a catalyst. While at X PRIZE, Donell oversaw the award of over $50 million in purse money, negotiated and closed over $60 million in Fortune 50 corporate sponsorship and facilitated $15 million in funding to the organization through the innovative use of private stock donations.

Prior to X PRIZE, David was the Chief Financial Officer for several technology related companies including Fasturn, Inc., a software platform used for sourcing and tracking international textiles manufacturing and Avega Health Systems, a software company specializing in decision support software for the healthcare industry.

Mr. Donell is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner, is certified in financial forensics and holds FINRA series 7 and 63 registrations.

David Donell


Peter Mansfield

President at CMO.LA


Peter Mansfield is the quintessential startup marketing professional. Over the course of 25 years, he has been involved in a notable sequence of early stage company adventures and successes. Peter’s in-the-trenches experience makes him particularly valuable in helping new ventures move quickly and efficiently to realize their market potential. He has helped fast growth companies including PropertyBridge, Xylan, Packeteer, Xircom, and Gearworks reach an aggregate market value of close to $5 billion. On a tactical level, Peter gets actively involved in branding, user acquisition, partner development, social media marketing, PR, and channel programs. Peter’s current roster of venture-funded clients includes Revolution Credit (Irvine), Wallaby Financial (Pasadena), The Build Card (Washington DC), and Thriii (Santa Monica).

Peter Mansfield


Edwin Choi

Founder at Capitect

Bio coming soon.

Edwin Choi

Marchelle Sellers

President & CEO at Charity On Top 

Marchelle brings 20 years of nonprofit experience successfully leading and consulting for local, national and global organizations such as Mending Kids and the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House from start-up through massive growth. Marchelle honed her sales and accounting skills at a start-up tech company after managing high-volume flagship stores for Gap and Contempo Casuals. Currently, she serves as an advisor for a digital company and for Shiners Hospital Los Angeles and is a proud Rotarian and member of Vistage.

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Kevin Futch

Co-Founder at ShadowBid 

Kevin, along with several business school classmates, built ShadowBid based on their experience in financial services and the equity markets. Prior to ShadowBid, Kevin spent the last 5 years in operations with several education startups. He started his career with GE Capital working in several different industries including lending, capital markets, and underwriting. He earned his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and has a BA in finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.


Ron Rojany

Co-Founder at RoundInvestment 

Bio coming soon.

Ron Rojany

Patrick Kann

Co-Founder at Papaya Payments 

Bio coming soon.

Patrick Kann



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Charity on Top

Charitable Gift Card Giving for B2B and B2C

Charity On Top’s creates unique and custom gift cards for both business and consumers that can ONLY be 100% redeemed only for charitable giving. These tax-deductible cards, can be made with your company logo or photo of your choice and are ideal for vendor gifts, annual charitable giving, employee rewards, and workplace giving. Charity On Top gift cards allow the employee or recipient to choose the 501c3 charity(ies) that they care about! Work with our team to create easy, meaningful gifts your recipients will appreciate and personalize, and say goodbye to holiday fruit cakes and standby candy boxes. Charity On Top gift cards are also perfect for weddings, memorials, birthdays or any occasion where you see “No Gifts Please”, or for the person who already has literally everything. Cards can be redeemed easily on our website at (we feature over 1 million charities in good standing), or by giving the card directly to a nonprofit to redeem. We have been dedicated to raising money for nonprofits for over 20 years in an ethical, transparent and fun way.

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ShadowBid takes the concept of a limit-order from equities trading markets and applies it to any online retail market. We offer our users the ability to set a bid price for any online retail product, and when the price of the product drops, we automatically execute the purchase for the user on the retail website (launching with a focus on Amazon). In time, our system will allow users to place their bids across multiple retailers. We offer our users price history charts up to one year, as well as indicate the likelihood of execution based on the bid price and duration.

Through this process, ShadowBid will collect a large amount of data on exactly how customers are valuing specific products. And that, in part, is how ShadowBid will be able to deliver tremendous value to retailers as well. This data will help retailers to understand more about consumer demand because the consumer is actually putting their money on the line and saying "at this price, I will buy", helping them better manage pricing and inventory.




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Papaya Payments


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Location 120 Broadway, Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401-2386 USA

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