On April 7th, 2017 Manny Fernandez was on an investment panel at TiE New York 2017 Conference celebrating and promoting entrepreneurship success stories and latest developments bringing in keynote speakers from the venture, finance and start-up sectors and complement that with notable figures from local government, media and philanthropy. TiE is a global network that has mentored 8,000+ startups and over $200 billion of wealth generated. The theme for 2017 conference was Moonshot: Entrepreneurs Solving Our Greatest Problems and DreamFunded.com was mentioned as the new way of investing. The panel was opened with the question about the difference between crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding, and the speakers addressed the potential of equity crowdfunding. I think that the vision of Manny, and others that I have interacted with in that space, is quite grand and ambitions are high, and I expect equity crowdfunding to be more substantive part of our capital markets as we move forward,” says Michael Zuppone, Chair of Paul Hastings Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group.
DreamFunded features a new type of venture model,” says Manny Fernandez when asked about the business model and potential of DreamFunded. The panel was turned to the audience when attendees asked insightful questions about equity crowdfunding, deal flow and term structure differences across investment opportunities. Other topics discussed on the panel included an overview of capital markets, issues with entrepreneurship and capital raising process.
About TiE - TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization. With a variety of programs and a strong member base of investors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.