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What is Manhattan Street Capital?

Manhattan Street Capital is the premier online fundraising platform that helps companies to make their IPO, and raise capital, using Direct Listings, Regulation A+ and Regulation D, Regulation S and also to make Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) that use Reg A+ or Reg D to be legitimate securities offerings. 

The companies that intend to raise capital with one of these regulations can list their offering on our website, to increase the success and cost efficiency of their raise. We provide a very easy-to-use Invest Now system, which is a must in online fundraising. Manhattan Street Capital plays an active role in the IPO and funding process; our members advise and assist our companies to increase the likelihood of success. We offer several other services, that can be found on our Services page.

We work with mid-stage companies and mature startups that we consider a good fit for Reg A+. In our opinion, a company’s consumer appeal is the most important factor (once we have established the strength of the management team, a strong strategy, large and growing market, rapid growth rate and barriers to competition). A large and happy customer base and tremendous consumer appeal are very indicative of success.

We especially like Real Estate, Food & Beverage, IoT Internet of Things, Cancer Treatment, Personal Security, Pain Treatment, Tech Gadgets, VR&AR (Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality), 3D Printing, Drones, Alternative Energy, Electric Vehicles, Technologies that reverse Global Warming, SmartPhone gadgets, and Apps. These businesses usually appeal to consumers/investors and the likelihood of a successful offering is significantly higher.   

Reg A+ makes it possible for mid staged companies to increase their business, make acquisitions, come up with new products or expand their business with the maximum $50 million per year that Reg A+ allows. We expect Reg A+ to grow to be a $60 Billion per year capital raising market as it becomes established and proven over time.

Our mission

Our goal is to build on the inherent potential of Regulation A+ to become the market share leading online capital raising platform for Reg A+ offerings. We hope to extend Reg A+ up to full IPOs to the NASDAQ and NYSE. We believe that when Reg A+ hits its stride it will become a $60 bill per year capital market. We provide focus and services targetted at the sweet spot for Reg A+; which is mid-stage companies that are too far along for Venture Capital and too small for Private Equity or a traditional IPO.

We were the first Reg A+ capital raising platform to launch in May of 2015 - we initially launched under the name Fund Athena. We subsequently expanded our scope and renamed the company Manhattan Street Capital. Fund Athena continues as a major program in which we provide extra services to businesses led by women.

We love the fact that online capital raising is all about the merit of the ideas, the team, and the market, not about ethnicity or gender. The online process lends itself to transparency, efficiency, and fairness.

Team

Rod Turner
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Christopher J. Daly
Executive VP and COO
Ed Lake
Financial Markets Advisor
Matthew Meblin
Director of Project Management
Richard Swart
Strategic Advisor
Imaad Zuberi
VP Strategic Development
James Sakamoto
Design Director

Mentors

Our Mentor Program, connects companies with a network of experienced professionals. Mentors will share their successes and lessons learned from their entrepreneurial endeavors so you can apply best practices to your company.

Todd Brecher is an expert in helping companies grow their businesses through strategic alliances. In his 20+ years as an attorney, including most recently as SVP, Ass. General Counsel, Business Affairs at Cablevision Systems Corporation, Todd has served as a trusted advisor and business partner to senior executives in the evaluation, structuring, negotiation, and implementation of acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and strategic commercial transactions of every variety. Prior to his time at Cablevision, Todd spent 8 years at Time Warner Cable in positions of increasing responsibility. Todd’s background includes several years spent in private practice in San Francisco & Palo Alto during the height of the late 90s Internet boom. Todd is a graduate of Yale University and Boalt Hall School of Law, and resides in New Rochelle, NY, with his wife and 3 children. Todd serves on the Board of Directors of the American Reform Zionist Association and the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, and is an avid tennis player and consumer of all forms of digital content.

After 62 years in business, Mr. Montgomery continues to bring a unique and varied set of experiences to share with our clients. He has made valuable contacts with his International activity with 24 years in Asia and 15 years in Spain and England.  He contracted with Hong Kong’s billionaire, Li Ka Shing, to Project Manage the total construction of the new CitiBank building in Hong Kong.  He also contracted with HSBC Bank HK to perform a Quantity Survey on every contract in force at the time for building the bank's new Norman Foster-designed headquarters.

Business strategy consultant and adviser with over 25 years of operating experience. Focusing on marketing, sales, new product and business development initiatives to increase revenues and accelerate company valuations. Former Product Group Manager, Symantec

A career entrepreneur and start up addict.Founder and CEO of UTM Systems Corp,1st company to successfully enable online PIN-based debit transactions within the US.Also sits on the advisory and board positions of several brain and injury groups.

Previous GM of HP Software, CEO Polivec, President Finjan, Executive VP Akana, Executive Sun Microsystems, Advisor, Board Member

Bob has been a top level executive at several leading companies. He has expertise in recruiting, building and managing the team, innovative product enhancement, and patents.Former CFO of Symantec, Flextronics, Juniper, and Verifone

Patrick Henry is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of QuestFusion, a San Diego-based consulting company that provides strategic guidance to entrepreneurs and startup companies. Patrick is the former CEO of Entropic Communications where he took the company from pre-product and pre-revenue to a successful IPO on NASDAQ, and an eventual $1 billion valuation. Patrick has raised over $200 million of equity capital for his companies, and executed on over $2 billion in M&A transactions. He is a regular contributor to Inc magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, The Huffington Post, and FastCompany. Patrick loves working with entrepreneurs on their most challenging problems. He also enjoys golf, tennis, fine wine, snow skiing, Angel investing, and spending time with his family. You can find Patrick on Twitter @QuestFusion.

Allan Grafman has served on Audit, Compensation, Governance and Nominating committees and is an SEC qualified ‘financial expert’ and media authority. He is often featured in thought leadership journals and as a speaker regarding corporate success, governance and cyber-security issues.

 

Karen has been an executive at companies like Boingo, Enfish and Symantec. She can help companies with the software development life cycle including innovation, quality, and deployment.

Mr. Lake is a versatile Financial Executive able to leverage a diverse set of skills as CFO/COO, EVP/Operations, VP CorpDev/M&A, Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investment Banker.

Board Members

Giles Bateman
Co-Founder, former founding CFO Price Club, Chairman Comp USA, and board member for WD40. BevMo, Costco and Lifetime Fitness

 

Lee Montgomery
Lee has 40 years as a Principal investor in Asia and Spain. Recent four year advisory role to Francis Yeoh, CEO of YTL Corporation, one of Malaysia’s largest firms.