Sharestates has teamed up with Orchard Platform, Wunder Capital, LendIt and AngelList to create the NYC Marketplace Lending Meetup! The meetup is taking place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in NYC. The discussions that will take place during this meetup will pertain to alternative investments, what alternative investments will look like in 2017 and what platforms and opportunities sophisticated investors need to know about.
The event is hosted by Orchard and LendIt and will be moderated by Orchard’s CEO, Matt Burton; speakers will be Kevin Shane, Todd Anderson, Matt Burton, Bryan Birsic and Adam Carver. To learn more about the speakers please refer to the extended bio’s below:
Kevin Shane, Sharestates
VP of Capital Markets at Sharestates. His focus is on raising debt capital, while also playing a role in strategy for the Company. Kevin has been with Sharestates since three months after the company launched. Prior to Sharestates, Kevin was the Director of GSummit, where he played a major role in the growth of the gamification industry. Before GSummit, Kevin was an early employee at Lending Club where he first learned about the marketplace lending industry, ultimately driving his desire to work in the real estate vertical. Kevin graduated from Babson College with a focus in entrepreneurship and finance. Follow Kevin on Twitter @stogiemonster
Todd Anderson, LendIt
Todd Anderson has been with LendIt since August 2015. He is a key member of the content team that is responsible for industry coverage on LendIt News and crafting the agenda for LendIt’s global fintech events: LendIt USA, LendIt Europe and Lang Di Fintech in China. His role includes analyzing industry trends, understanding regulatory updates, breaking down investment announcements and leading the agenda process. He has been covering innovation in finance for the past ten years since graduating from New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communications.
Matt Burton, Orchard
Matt has spent his career creating technologies and businesses that have transformed industries. In digital advertising he helped build, scale and optimize the Internet’s top advertising exchanges at Google, Admeld and LiveRail, which handled collectively handled trillions of transactions. As employee number seven at Admeld (which was acquired by Google for $400M in 2011) Matt played a central role in all aspects of the company, from product development to sales to operations. After Google, Burton joined LiveRail (which was acquired by Facebook for $500M in 2014) where he continued to focus on programmatic exchanges.
After transforming Online Advertising Matt changed his focused to Lending. In 2013 he founded Orchard Platform, where he and his co-founders are combining their expertise in auction dynamics and bidding behaviors, extensive knowledge in credit risk and underwriting analytics to reimagine the future of credit. Matt is also a three time Texas State Tennis Champion and loves racket sports and traveling the world.
Bryan Birsic, Wunder
Bryan Birsic, Cofounder and CEO of Wunder Capital brings extensive finance and capital raising expertise to Wunder, from private equity investing at Bain & Company to financing online commercial lending companies at Village Ventures. Notably, Bryan’s firm led early investments into commercial lending market leader OnDeck Capital. Along with his finance background, Bryan has built and led several companies that bring software approaches to new markets, most notably and recently SimpleReach, where Bryan was President and which has raised more than $15mm. Bryan attended Williams College, and moved with his family to Boulder from New York City several years ago.
Adam Carver, AngelList
Adam Carver leads partnerships and investor development for AngelList in NY. According to his LinkedIn bio “It’s the greatest job I’ve ever held.” His mandate is to connect investors with entrepreneurs and ensure the AngelList network thrives.
Off the clock, Adam loves bringing people together. He is the co-chair of NYCVC.org, the largest networking body for NY venture capitalists. Similarly, Adam founded The Startup Egg breakfast series and also Startup Shabbat.
Adam summited The Matterhorn, Mt. Rainier, Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro and is drawn to people who take the road less traveled. Adventure beckons.