Crowd Invest Summit giving access to First Democracy VC investors, companies

Some lucky First Democracy VC investors and fundraising companies can soon expect a special summer treat.

Crowd Invest Summit announced today that 250 investors will get a ticket to CIS West 2017, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sept. 6-7. All actively fundraising companies on First Democracy VC get access on the expo floor.

First Democracy VC is an equity crowdfunding portal presented by Indiegogo and MicroVentures.

“We’re very excited to participate in Crowd Invest Summit to give our investors and companies a venue to meet each other, as well as our team, in real life,” Indiegogo senior director of equity crowdfunding Michael Hughes said. “We’re very supportive of any activities that support the burgeoning equity crowdfunding industry here in the U.S.”

Crowd Invest Summit anticipates more than 3,000 attendees coming to listen to speakers including CNBC star Marcus Lemonis, Albright Media’s Dara Abright, James Altucher, and serial entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman. Confirmed panelists include Funding Tree’s Rayaan Arif, Computershare’s Joan Dromey, and OTC Markets’ Jason Paltrowitz.

“We are very proud to welcome Indiegogo, a crowdfunding trailblazer for so many years, and who has recently entered the equity crowdfunding space in a big way, to CIS West 2017,” Crowd Invest Summit cofounder Josef Holm said. “We share a vision of connecting companies with investors and we look forward to their participation at the conference.”

Founded by Mr. Holm, Alon Goren and Darren Marble, Crowd Invest Summit was created with the vision that every American, whether accredited or not, can become equity investors. Learn more at

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