Kiran Lingam $kiranlingam

Kiran is General Counsel at SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding technology platform. SeedInvest helps angel groups, incubators, private funds and industry groups power their own private funding platforms in compliance with the new and developing regulatory landscape. Prior to SeedInvest, Kiran worked at a corporate and securities attorney at the law firms of Jones Day and DLA Piper LLP, where he served as outside legal counsel to venture capital and private equity funds, angel groups and over 30 technology startups. He has seen first-hand the struggles encountered by early stage entrepreneurs and believes strongly that many more startups would be successful with additional avenues for early stage capital. Since passage of the JOBS Act, Kiran has been an active speaker, writer and commentator on crowdfunding and the related legal issues, including teaching a quarterly class on Crowdfunding 101 at General Assembly. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and is an active member of a number of groups in the New York startup community. Kiran received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Georgia. For Further Information: www.seedinvest.com/blog, kiran@seedinvest.com Twitter: @seedinvest_gc