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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 STO or Blockchain offerings 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 supports the IPO and funding process from start to end; we assist companies that retain us with project management and coordination 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, Alzheimers, Autoimmune treatments and other Biotechs, Personal Security, Pain Treatment, Tech Gadgets, VR&AR (Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality), 3D Printing, Drones, Alternative Energy, Electric Vehicles, SmartPhone gadgets, and Apps. In the blockchain, we like companies that can build large and dynamic token ecosystems and that enhance the blockchain. These businesses are more likely to appeal to consumers/investors and the likelihood of a successful offering is significantly higher.

We believe that global warming has become a critical problem and that it is probably too late to solve through gradually reducing greenhouse gas production. For this reason, we are particularly looking to assist companies that are developing specialized technologies to rebuild the earth's ozone layer or to directly reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to reverse global warming.

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
Strategic Advisor
Matthew Meblin
Vice President of Operations
Sutton Underwood
Director of Suitability
Travis Osterhaus
Marketing Advisor
Nancy Person
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Richard Swart
Strategic Advisor
Peter Rogers
ICO and Blockchain Advisor
Filip Polus
Strategic Advisor for Asia
Jeffrey C. Thacker
Corporate Counsel
Roberto Medrano
ICO and Blockchain Advisor
John Lux
Corporate Counsel

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.

A  Serial Sales and Marketing CEO, Board Advisor to Venture and P/E firms, with Global P&L Experience in (Infrastructure On Premise and Cloud, IoT, Healthcare IT, ERP. Supply Chain and CRM).  Proven at Creating an Immediate and Positive Impact on a Company’s Top and Bottom Line, Positioning Companies to Drive Profitable Revenue Growth on a Global Scale. A Pioneer in CRM and IoT.

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.

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.

Ken is a Director in Letou Research and is based in Hong Kong, leads the financial and risk operations in Greater China and other APAC countries and advises international and domestic companies in China and Hong Kong on risk management solutions. He helps companies to better understand what specific risks their businesses face and assists them to design mitigation solutions, so they can seize opportunities for growth.

Ken has extensive experience providing multinational companies in China and Hong Kong with solutions in business intelligence, reputational due diligence, and compliance-related reviews. He routinely helps clients to evaluate risks in their investment decisions, responding to and collecting information on fraud, and providing context on Chinese and Hong Kong regulatory issues.

Ken also regularly supports Chinese companies from the globe in going-abroad projects, and helps them to understand and prepare for dealing with complex security matters, conducting threat assessments, providing context on local political and social relationships that may affect the sustainability of their operations, and evaluating foreign business partners.

Letou Research has an in-depth business network among APAC countries. Become our partner and together we’ll unlock new markets and new revenue streams.

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

Dan pilots products from concept through market development and placement. He can help reduce expenses, leverage technology, enhance performance, improve customer satisfaction, and increase sales. Former VP of Marketing at AST Computers.

Founder and technology innovator at nCourt, safeBond and GovernmentWindow, specializing in the processes of citizen/government interaction. Author of books on business and family law.  Semi-retired attorney, former elected Magistrate Judge, admitted to practice in Georgia, Federal Courts, US Tax Court and SCOTUS.  Founded three companies that grew to +$20m revenue from launch (one is now over $200m).  Licensed USCG Master Captain, 35 years married father of four and lifelong student of human process. Currently spend some time as general counsel/consigliore to several small businesses and nonprofits when not tinkering with whatever motor happens to be lying about.

An entrepreneur specializing in software companies and real estate with over 20 successful start-ups, including two IPO's. He is co-author of the award-winning best seller, The Entreprenueur's Roadmap to Success.

Accomplished C-suite level leader in Business Transformation, Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs with more than 25 years of results oriented, successful expereince in Life Sciences, High-tech and Automotive industries across three different continents;  Executive adviser and Consultant in Business Transformation, Operational excellence, Business Process Management, Medical Device/ Combination Product Regulations and Quality Systems, M&A due diligence and New Product / Technology development; Strong strategy focused, cross-functional people leader willing to coach leaders at all levels.

Mr. Wong has been CEO of three technology companies; Board Director of Technology companies, Non-Profits, and Educational Institutions. As an entrepreneur he has raised over $180M in equity funding, formed strategic partnerships and investments with over a dozen international companies, and completed M&As. .

Board Members

Giles Bateman
Co-Founder, former founding CFO Price Club, and former board member for WD40. BevMo, 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.