About Us-

The FundingPost.com mission is simple:
To introduce Entrepreneurs to interested VCs and Angel Investors.

For Eighteen Years FundingPost has worked to bring entrepreneurs together with leading investors worldwide. We believe that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and off line.

Through our successful Venture Capital Events in 23 cities, Venture Guide Publications and magazine, and our online Venture Exchange, FundingPost has had the opportunity to work with thousands of Angel and Venture Capital investors representing over $107.69 Billion.

We've seen Millions of Dollars raised as a direct result of our Online Exchange, our Magazine, and our National Conferences and Events.

We work with more Real Accredited Angel Investors, Family Offices, VC Firms, Corporate Investors and Entrepreneurs than anyone else. We have a dedicated, professional team that works hard to make introductions from Investors to entrepreneurs every single day!

Our Team-

Joe Rubin
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Joe Rubin is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of FundingPost.com. FundingPost has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors nationwide for 15 years through its Online Venture Exchange, Dealflow Magazine and organizes Venture Capital and Angel Investor Conferences in 23 cities nationwide. Joe has also invested in dozens of seed deals over the past 12 years as an Angel and Fund manager, including Sticky, Inc. (acquired by Splashtop, Inc.), Senscient (acquired by MSA Safety Inc.), appMobi (acquired by Intel), and Giftworks (acquired by Frontstream Payments). Joe was an investor and on the advisory board of Offermobi (acquired by Moko.mobi), Human Demand (acquired by Ignition One) and Gozaik (acquired by Monster) and a current advisor and investor in Augmate. Joe spends most of his time working with investors and helping early-stage entrepreneurs, and speaks at events on topics such as early-stage investing, crowdfunding, and pitching to investors; and has spoken at events such as the NYC Economic Development Corporation's Jumpstart and Fasttrac Programs, Early-Stage-East, FashInvest, The Open Source Fashion Conference and Connecticut's CTech. He is a speaker at and sponsor of the UCLA Private Equity Club and Disruptive Technologists in NYC, and a Mentor to Angel Groups such as 37 Angels, TopStone Angels and Accel Foods.

Joe is also a Co-Founder and General Partner of ARC Angel Fund I & II, a seed tech fund based in NYC, which has invested in over 30 companies, including: Upnext (Acquired by Amazon), Medivo, Sidecar, Careerminds, Kanvas (Acquired by AOL), Moviepass, Benestream, Cirrus Data and Statsocial. He is a prior board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA).

Prior to FundingPost, Joe was instrumental in helping to raise $2.5 Million in angel and venture capital for his dot.com start-up producing a family-friendly network and over 100 flash-based video games which were playable online and sold as a compilation in stores like Comp USA. Joe was also the Webmaster at Knight Securities (NASD: NITE), where he helped to design its online trading platform and website. Prior to working Online, Joe spent 8 years working in television and graphic design for companies such as NBC and MTV, in addition to doing freelance commercial production. Joe began working in television production, graphic design and 3D animation professionally when he was 15, and graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor's in Communications. He now lives in Connecticut with his wife and 2 children.

Howie Schwartz
Howie Schwartz is a serial entrepreneur and an active Angel and Venture investor in early stage technology companies, including founding investor Angel Round Capital (ARC I&II) (UpNext, Sidecar, Medivo), the Scout Ventures I&II (FlowSearch, MobiTeris, Portalarium, Signpost), FF Ventures Silver, Rose, Saphire (Klout, 500px, Gamesalad, Kohort, Indiegogo), Metamorphic Ventures II, Eniac Ventures II & III, Female Founders Fund, CoVentures II & III, 645 Ventures, Future Perfect Ventures. Angel Investments including OfferVault, Sols, Hatch.co, StatSocial, CareCloud, Funding Wonder, Abandon Interactive Entertainment (Freaky Creatures), Blue Pearl Software (exited), AppMobi (acquired), CIMA Systems, GiftWorks (acquired), Senscient, Sticky, Inc. (acquired), ZoomCar, Augmate, The Water Initiative, nToggle, and other early stage companies.

* SVP Mobile Ad Tech @ IgnitionOne (through acquisition of Human Demand - Aug 2014) *

Howie founded and was the CEO of Human Demand (Mobile DSP / DMP) acquired by IgnitionOne in August 2014. Co-founded FundingPost and Offermobi (acquired by Moko Media), as well as product & marketing training companies with over 120,000 customers worldwide. In the 90's, Howie spent a decade in the video game industry with companies such as Acclaim, ASC Games, and Sega.

Howie is on the board of the "Friendship Circle" (Stamford, CT) which helps children with special needs and actively supports "Al's Angels" (CT) which helps children with rare blood diseases and was recognized as "Angel of the Year". Howie lives in CT with his wife and 2 awesome kids.

Howie MAKES STUFF and is fascinated by 3D Printing, laser cutters, CNC routers, sensors, and robotics.

Howie is addicted to ordering things on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, loves to ski, rock climb and wants to be able to surf...

Harris Schwartz
Harris Schwartz has been the Chief Financial Officer of FundingPost (Second Venture Corporation) since its inception in 2000. Harris was previously employed by the New York City Finance Department from 1971 to 2002 as a Special Auditor.

Additionally, Harris was the CFO of Human Demand, Inc. (www.humandemand.com), since its inception in February 2012 until its acquisition in 2014. Harris is also a limited partner in the ARC Angel Fund I & II (www.arcangelfund.com) in NYC.

Harris has been the Principal of HJ Tax Service, LLC, with offices in New York and New Jersey since 1975. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Accredited Tax Preparer, Registered Tax Return Preparer with the IRS, a Licensed Insurance Agent in NY, NJ and CT, and has his FINRA Series 6 and 63 Licenses.

Harris earned his BS from Long Island University in 1969 and his MBA from Long Island University in 1974.

Stephen Silver
Regional Manager of California
Stephen is the founder of SproutStart.com which specializes in website, software and mobile application development. Stephen is also a partner with MAVN Funding Advisors which specializes in providing a range of funding and business development services for both investors and emerging growth companies. Since 2009 Stephen has connected 14 different ventures with over $15M in venture funding.

Stephen currently sits on the board of directors for the Southern California Venture Network (SCVN.org), a professional networking group focused on helping emerging growth companies and is on the board of RxBra. After graduating college, Stephen was the Entrepreneur Director for the Southern California Keiretsu Forum, the nation's largest angel investment group. Stephen managed the dealflow for the group's 250 local Angel investors.

Stephen attended Babson College, the nation's #1 school for entrepreneurship and graduated with a B.S. in business administration, with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing, and was awarded a "30 under 30" in Southern CA in 2011.

Kenneth Huynh
Entrepreneur In Residence
Ken specializes in Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service, and Enterprise technologies. He spent more than 10 years immersed in market research and execution of emerging technologies including several years at the private technology think tank, The Research Board, the Gartner Research subdivision. Ken has managed and led initiatives across the full-lifecycle of product development, market research, and business development. Currently Ken is the founder and CEO of the Saucey Sauce Company, a Brooklyn based food startup with an ever growing national distribution including retail chains such as Dean & Deluca, Morton Williams, HEB, and Natural Food Markets. Ken is also a Practice Lead for Virtustream, a Cloud Computing specialist to enterprise customers. Ken has invested in a number of startups including the NY Distilling Company, Kopi Trading Company, and servces as a member of the Local Food Lab, a food startup incubator, and Food Angels. Ken is also a founding partner of FP Angels
David Drake
David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company. Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, David is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.

His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 150+ global events a year. One such was produced in April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from NASDAQ, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He continues to advance innovative investing through his work as an international speaker and regular writer for major publications like Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He has coauthored the book "Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World" and is the author of "Crowd Fund Economics." His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on such topics as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.

Privately, David has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities, Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years. Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based Archive International, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York. David has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

Events Team-

Casey Minshew
Regional Manager of Texas
Casey Minshew is a serial Entrepreneur, but he has deep roots in the Commercial Real Estate Banking & Small Business world. Since 2000 he worked with and helped launched one of top 10 Mortgage Banking organizations in Texas serving over 4000 Loan Officers nationwide. While processing Billions of dollars in loans. In 2009, after the market crash, Casey entered into the technology industry as the COO of a Video Technology company, helping launch better online communications in over 50 countries. This gives Casey a unique perspective from both sides as a person seeking funding and what Venture Capital Firms and Investors are looking for. This makes him the best qualified candidate to assist both parties in achieving their goals..

Today Casey is advising small to medium sized companies in outsourcing their HR to better prepare for challenges Healthcare reform will bring. He is also very proud and honored Host and Manager for the Houston FundingPost Events.

Enovia Bedford
Regional Manager of Charlotte, NC
Thriving in a start up environment, my entrepreneurial approach to business has lead to a successful twelve-year career in creative fields including marketing, accidental sales (I don't try to sell anything, it just happens), brand management, product development, merchandising, trend forecasting, and sourcing. Massive brain storming sessions and the implementation of innovative ideas have left my clients and employers impressed with raving reviews and soaring sales. Clients and Partners include: Walmart, Forever21, Rush Communication, Vitamin Water, Katalyst Live and Melo Tech 7 Partners, among others.

Mary Gotschall
Regional Manager of Virginia
Mary Gotschall has two decades of experience in marketing communications, public relations, and strategic partnerships. As Founder and President of the Washington, DC-area communications firm called The Athena Group (www.theathenagroup.net), Mary won such top clients as DuPont, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fortune Magazine, Random House, the NASDAQ Stock Market and Merrill Lynch.

Mary has a keen interest in entrepreneurial businesses, as well as women's entrepreneurship initiatives, both in the U.S. and globally. She has worked with biotech start-ups at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business incubator; published articles about women entrepreneurs in top media outlets; and co-authored a book about doing business in Europe for small American companies, called Bridging the Atlantic, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In April 2014, she was invited by the State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) to be part of the American delegation that went to Athens, Greece to promote entrepreneurial exchanges between Greek entrepreneurs and their U.S. counterparts.

Mary earned a B.A. from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Columbia, and won a Rotary Scholarship to study economics and political science at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

Spencer Lyon
Regional Manager of Miami
Spencer Lyon is the type of person to think outside of the parallelogram. Before graduating from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in finance, he had already worked with several different startups. From being the Director of Business Development for a biodegradable plastics company to assisting in the startup of a third party logistics company, he is no stranger to laying the foundation down to creating a business. Spencer has a strong understanding of sales, marketing and how to develop a strong brand. At his latest venture of working with a local business radio station he was responsible for, besides organizing his own program called "South Florida Business Spotlight", assisting individuals and businesses with getting their message out on the radio waves. Focusing on the needs of his clients, Spencer would develop full fledged marketing campaigns that would include interviews on his weekly program, advertisements, promotions and sponsorships. Spencer also organized, what he liked to call, live networking events due to the fact that he would be broadcasting live from these events. With his substantial passion for networking and bring people together, Spencer loves to be able to help others become successful.

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