Founder of Indiegogo

Slava Rubin
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Slava Rubin At A Glance:

Slava Rubin is an entrepreneur and innovator in the fintech space for nearly 20 years. Slava built an alternative investment platform (Vincent), a venture fund (humbition, an equity and perks crowdfunding platform (Indiegogo) and an angel investment portfolio with multiple unicorns.

Slava Rubin is an entrepreneur and innovator in the fintech space for nearly 20 years.  Slava built an alternative investment platform, a venture fund, an equity crowdfunding platform, a perks crowdfunding platform, and an angel investment portfolio.  Slava is a founder of Vincent, a company which has developed the largest database of alternative investments (crypto to NFTs, trading cards to art, real estate to venture and debt) and is changing how people access them.  He is also founder & managing partner at humbition, a $30M early-stage operators venture fund built by founders, for founders.   Slava also founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. As CEO for over 10 years from inception in 2006, Slava grew Indiegogo from an idea to over 500,000 campaigns and more than $1B distributed around the world.  While at Indiegogo, Slava launched one of the nation’s first equity crowdfunding businesses.  Slava’s angel portfolio includes 4 unicorns –  Carta, Hedera, GOAT, & Turo.  He is also a founding advisor to multiple companies including Hedera Hashgraph – a top 60 blockchain protocol.
Prior to Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs and FedEx.  He is also the founder of “Music Against Myeloma,” a charity that raises funds and awareness for cancer research in partnership with the International Myeloma Foundation. Slava is currently a member of the board for NYSE traded (WSO) Watsco Inc., and privately held, Indiegogo.
Slava represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act under the Obama administration and has helped navigate bringing equity crowdfunding to the American public. He also pioneered security tokens in the United States – having been a catalyst for selling fractionalized ownership of the St. Regis hotel in Aspen using blockchain technology.  He has made many TV appearances including being a regular guest commentator on CNBC. He has also been often quoted in NYTimes and Wall Street Journal.
Slava has received numerous awards including Fortune 40 under 40, Observer 20 Heros under 40, and the Wharton Young Leadership award for 2015.
Slava holds a B.S.E. from the Wharton School of Business.
  • Blockchain and Crypto Currencies

    Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto, NFTs, Altcoins and Stablecoins are buzzwords all over the media. Whether for business or personal the evolution to blockchain will impact everyone. The Crypto market cap is already over $1 Trillion across 300+ assets and every business is trying to determine how blockchain will affect their future. This session will provide a deeper understanding of all those elements and more so that anyone can engage in a thoughtful conversation about the issues and determine how to take action.
  • The Rise of Alternative Investments

    Alternatives are already a $11 Trillion market and expected to grow over $15 Trillion in the next 5 years. Since moving online a decade ago there is now a proliferation of options with hundreds of platforms in the market offering everything from venture investments to NFTs, trading cards to real estate, crypto to art and more. Institutions and family offices have long known the benefit of having an allocation to Alts and now that is being democratized to everyone across the united states. In due time everyone will have a 5% or more allocation to alts. We will explore how that will happen and how you should participate.
  • Changing landscape of Fintech

    From credit cards to personal finance apps, the financial sector is not a stranger to technology. Now FinTech and Finance are becoming synonymous to make the financial sector more efficient, personalized, and scalable. To achieve this, FinTech companies are using AI, data science, mobile delivery and blockchain technologies to improve the customer experience. The landscape that historically has been owned by a few major banks, buying their way to growth is now being encroached by upstarts and over 100 fintech unicorns (born in the last 20 years). The market is changing fast and we will explore it from banking to trading, payments to insurance, wealth management to lending and beyond.
  • Startup Investing - From Angel Stage to Pre IPO

    investing into private companies has become more democratized than ever. What used to be the job of only a handful of VCs is now becoming the activity of millions across the United states. This has been fueled by the JOBS Act and other changes in regulation, online investing platforms, and the incredible growth of billion dollar private companies before they go public. Everyone is now trying to find their way to invest earlier than ever in the next Uber, Airbnb, or Robinhood. We explore the trends, show how to get access to these opportunities, and explore how to optimize your investment returns.
  • Investing in Culture - NFTs, Trading Cards, Art & Collectables

    Beeple NFT for $69M, Babe Ruth rookie card for $6M, Basquiat art for $22M, Yeezys sneakers for $1.8 - these are some of the massive price tags in the last year as people invest into culture. What used to be a hobby for folks in the 80s is now becoming the next frontier of alternative asset class. As people look to diversify their investments and have more connection to where they put their money, "Investing in Culture" is here to stay. What used to be an opaque fragmented ecosystem is becoming a more transparent market with massive players growing the industry. We will explore these trends and how you should participate.
  • The Innovative Mind - How to Stay Nimble and Creative

    Yesterday's innovation can get stale tomorrow (just ask Kodak), so how do you stay nimble and creative? Whether at a startup or layered inside a fortune 500 company it is important to question the rules and learn from failure. One example is when should you trust your gut versus let the data lead the way? Having innovated for the last 20 years we will explore the techniques and best practices that have worked for me so you can explore the same.

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by Forbes

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