Thursday, April 11, 2013

About the NC JOBS Crowdfunding Team

The North Carolina Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act is supported by legislators and citizens to enable a new way to help finance small business in North Carolina using investment crowdfunding.

Primary Sponsors of the North Carolina General Assembly House Bill:

Representative Tom Murry
Representative Tim D. Moffitt
Representative Phil Shepard
Representative Kelly E. Hastings

Representative Tom Murry

Representative Tom Murry is serving his second term representing parts of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and New Hill.  Rep. Murry is Chair of the House Commerce and Job Development Committee.  Rep. Murry was ranked as the “most effective freshman” in 2011 by the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.  Tom and his wife Tamara live in Morrisville’s Breckenridge neighborhood and have two daughters.  The Murrys attend College Park Baptist Church in Cary.

Citizen Supporters of the NC JOBS Act:

Steve Reaser

Entrepreneur and investor, Steve has been active in crowdfunding since November 2011. Co-founder of Funding Launchpad -- an equity and rewards crowdfunding platform -- and founding member of the Crowdfunding Professionals Association (CfPA) and active member of the CrowdFunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). Prior to Funding Launchpad Steve co-founded an educational technology company, helping grow it to over one million paid users. Mechanical Engineer, Cornell.

Mark Easley

Mark Easley has been advising startups in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina since 2000 after a 25 year technology career in engineering, marketing, and sales in Silicon Valley. Mark has experience in the semiconductor business and related software and development tool products. In addition to his startup advisor activities, he has been on the executive board of a Raleigh/Durham area angel investor group and is a member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Nick Bhargava

Nick Bhargava is a Triangle entrepreneur and consultant. He specializes in financial innovation. His first startup, Motaavi, was heavily involved in the federal JOBS Act legislation and was an NC IDEA grant winner. Prior to that, he worked for the Financial Services Roundtable, the Securities Exchange Commission, and FINRA. He has also worked for TD Waterhouse and RBC Financial Group. His new startup is a financial services disruptor called

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