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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
Travis Osterhaus
Marketing Advisor
Nancy Person
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Richard Swart
Strategic Advisor
Filip Polus
Strategic Advisor for Asia
Jeffrey C. Thacker
Corporate Counsel
Roberto Medrano
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For over 12 years, Andrew has been an inventive marketing and equity raising linchpin creating new growth for organizations and enhancing current equity acquisition through both offline and online strategies.

With the ongoing need and pressure to quickly adapt to new and changing technology, Andrew has a knack for engaging and aligning retail investors toward the vision of the organization in an authentic way.

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.

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.

With over 25 years of experience in financial services, high technology, real estate development and consumer products companies, I have consistently led companies to high growth levels and significantly increased profitability that led to very successful Founder and investor exits.

In both CFO and COO roles, I managed the financial and HR functions for three previous startups that created over $500 million in shareholder value

The funding for these companies required over $80 million in venture, private equity, hedge fund, commercial bank debt and lease financing. I have completed 2 successful Reg CF and Reg D campaigns in the last 18 months, one of which is too close shortly.  Both campaigns exceeded expectations providing badly needed expansion capital to those companies.

In addition to my startup experiences, I have a wide variety of commercial banking experience as a VP at Pacific Continental Bank and at First Interstate Bank of Oregon in the Bank's Technology Banking group.

Additionally, I was a Senior Accountant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, Los Angeles office early in my career where I focused on high growth companies in which an IPO or M&A was the primary exit for the founders and investors.

Board Members

Rod Turner
Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital. Rod was one of the top executives for two successful tech IPOs to the NASDAQ – Symantec (SYMC) and Ashton-Tate (TATE). Turner has played a key role in building startups to scale, including Symantec/Norton, Ashton-Tate, MicroPort, Knowledge Adventure and more. He is an experienced investor who has built a Venture Capital business (Irvine Ventures) and has made numerous angel and mezzanine investments in successful High Tech companies.

Michael Keddington
Michael is the former CEO and Director of two early-stage software companies (one sold to Dell) and two LED Lighting technology companies. His thirty plus year career in the technology industry includes leadership roles in sales, marketing, and business development with market-leading companies including Symantec, Intel, Oracle, and Covisint, as well as numerous startups.