KoreConX

About KoreConX

KoreConX was launched by co-founders Oscar Jofre and Jason Futko. The two began KoreConX after Jofre and Futko became involved with the creators of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act — the ultimate catalyst to democratize investments and define how companies access capital worldwide.

Jofre and Futko spent years nurturing and assisting a variety of businesses to raise money, grow, list on stock exchanges, restructure and practice good governance. Realizing the private capital markets were fragmented and seeing new laws such as the JOBS Act, spurred the need for an infrastructure solution.

A secure, all-in-one platform to streamline global private company capital markets. The goal, to give small- to medium-sized enterprises (SME) a single location to manage all of their corporate records, funding, investors and investment brokers so they could efficiently take advantage of innovative new capital-raising opportunities.

KoreConX eliminates organizational problems because it is built upon the philosophy that corporate information, financial documents and company knowledge can be more efficiently contributed, managed and distributed to all parties involved with corporate financial matters.

KoreConX combines the ability to manage corporate and financial records, deal room and transaction support, board management activities, stakeholder reporting and a communications platform in a single, easy-to-use interface that expedites deal preparations, decision making and investment management. All aspects are managed in a secure, auditable yet accessible platform that provides oversight and control to ensure all fiduciary responsibilities are completed and compliant.

Whether it’s raising equity/debt capital, running board meetings or trying to streamline shareholder communications, KoreConX’s all-in-one platform provides security, efficiency and success.

KoreTeam

Oscar A Jofre

Co-Founder, President/CEO.

Bio

Oscar A Jofre

Co-Founder, President/CEO.

Jofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.

Jason Futko

Co-founder & CFO.

Bio

Jason Futko

Co-founder & CFO.

Jason Futko is co-founder and chief financial officer for KoreConX. Prior to KoreConX, Futko co-founded Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada. In addition he was managing director of an Exempt Market Dealer and Chairman of a public investment vehicle in the United Kingdom. Jason has vast experience in financing businesses globally. He has extensive knowledge of international know your client (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.

Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist & CTO.

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Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist & CTO.

Kiran Garimella, Ph.D., is the chief scientist and chief technology officer at KoreConX, leading the strategy and development of blockchain and machine learning solutions. A sought after speaker and author, Kiran has more than 25 years experience in information technology, consulting and financial services. Previously, Kiran held roles such as global CIO and chief architect at a General Electric company and vice president and chief evangelist for BPM at Software AG. He is also an advisor to the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors and the MidMarket Alliance, principal founder of iKnowCentral and co-founder of CognitiveWorld.com.

Jonathan Heymann

Director, Compliance & Registrations.

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Jonathan Heymann

Director, Compliance & Registrations.

Jonathan Heymann began his career in the financial services industry working at Spectrum United, a mutual fund company. In 1999, Jonathan joined the Ontario Securities Commission and within two years became a Supervisor in the OSC Contact Centre, where he developed a broad knowledge of the Capital Markets in Canada and particularly the role of compliance. In 2007, Jonathan started Wychcrest Compliance Services Inc. to provide consulting services in compliance and registration for all categories of registration.

Rosanna Mancuso

Director Australia

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Rosanna Mancuso

Director Australia

Byron Sanders

Director Business Development

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Byron Sanders

Director Business Development

Byron is the Founder and CEO of Crowd Consortium, LLC., and CTO of John B. Lowy, P.C., a securities law firm in midtown Manhattan which has taken more than 200 companies public. Byron began his career in the regulated crowdfunding space in 2015 when his company started working with Fund America (acquired by Prime Trust). He is the former Director - Business Development for Tangible IP, LLC., a strategic intellectual property advisory firm and patent brokerage with more than 3,000 patents sold and has been credited for sourcing patented inventions which have been acquired by Microsoft and Samsung. Byron began his career in the technology transfer and licensing industry as Business Developer for Tynax, a patent market exchange in Silicon Valley. He is a former master distributor for Sprint (NYSE: S) and Boost Mobile with Platinum Wireless, Inc and Tracfone (NASD: AMOV) with Rushstar Wireless, Inc.

Edwin Lee

Director MENA Region

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Edwin Lee

Director MENA Region

Edwin was a partner in an international boutique corporate finance house for over 15 years. He managed the corporate finance house’s Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai office during this period. Recently, Edwin has been involved with the financing, as well as consulting and helping Start Ups together with Small, Medium Enterprises prepare for capital raising efforts in Dubai. Edwin has extensive experience in sourcing, negotiating and managing cross-border transactions covering jurisdictions including Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia, India and China. He has previously been on the Board of Directors and been Chief Financial Officer for various private and publicly listed companies in North America and Asia, covering industries in hospitality, mining, biotech & pharmaceutical, infrastructure, information technology and real estate.

Michel Aliphon

Director Australia

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Michel Aliphon

Director Australia

Following a lengthy tenure at Citibank as an executive lending manager, Michel started his own finance broking business in 1997, before starting his own real estate firm in 2010. Michel was offered a position of business development manager for the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) in 2014, assisting small to medium enterprises (SME’s) including start-ups raise capital for business expansion. Michel has extensive experience in sales and marketing and business development and is passionate about helping others succeed. He lives by the principal of King Solomon who once said "you can get whatever you want out of life, provided you help enough people get what they want first"

Elizabeth Frenchy

Marketing Assistant

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Elizabeth Frenchy

Marketing Assistant

Elizabeth is a management graduate and has vast experience in working with reputed financial services companies in India. She is familiar with Indian Capital market and Portfolio Management and she worked as Investment Advisor at HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities. In 2016, Elizabeth moved to Canada, where she took a diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration. In 2017, Elizabeth joined KoreConX.

Edmund Tan

Director ASEAN

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Edmund Tan

Director ASEAN

Edmund was a senior consultant and practice lead covering the Asia Pacific region with global consultancies Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and the HayGroup before being asked to head up the HR operations of a telco startup. He then went on to found a HR and Organisational Performance Consultancy. He was involved with numerous Singapore government panels and currently runs a Private Equity Fund.

Steve Ferrando

Director Business Development

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Steve Ferrando

Director Business Development

Steve Ferrando has over thirty-five years of experience working with firms ranging from small startups to large international investment banks with the majority of that time being spent in traditional financial services as well alternative finance. Has an extensive background in business development as well as both management and technical consulting with a proven ability to drive engagements to successful outcomes.

Possesses strong analytical skills with an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with both business and technology stakeholders. He is a highly motivated team player with an exceptional ability to recruit, train and mentor new team members.

Larissa Veloso

Marketing Assistant

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Larissa Veloso

Marketing Assistant

Larissa began her career in the fast-paced environment of Brazilian newsrooms. Since her first job as a radio reporter in 2006, she worked as a journalist in a full range of media companies, including newspapers (yes, they still exist), websites and one of the most prominent magazines in Brazil. Larissa has a passion for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and she has interviewed ministers, senators, scientists, single moms living in the slum, street kids and even a Bulgarian Olympic athlete that became an inmate. She also won two journalism awards. Since 2016 she has switched careers and countries, got a diploma in Public Relations, and now lives in Canada as a marketer.

Advisory Board

David Weild IV

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David Weild IV

Father of the JOBS Act, stock market expert and Vice Chairman of NASDAQ. Weild is currently the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. Inc.

Keith Bear

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Keith Bear

Global Leader for Financial Markets within IBM’s Sales and Distribution organization.

Kim Wales

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Kim Wales

Founder/CEO of Wales Capital and CrowdBureau, LLC., Wales is an Adjunct Professor in Economics at City College of NY and an author/advocate of the JOBS Act.

Dan Conway, Ph.D.

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Dan Conway, Ph.D.

Author and faculty member at USF and COO of The Apollo Group. Dr. Conway has previously served on the faculty of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Indiana University and Virginia Tech -- research includes blockchain and IoT.

Manie Eagar

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Manie Eagar

CEO of DigitalFutures, Eager 30+ years experience in global M&A and the innovation behind it including: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and investment management.

Randee Pavalow

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Randee Pavalow

Rod Wilmer

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Rod Wilmer

Managing Director of Bolton Capital, Wilmer has 25+ capital markets experience including BMO capital markets and CEO of the Canadian dealer Societe Generale.

Alessandro Lerro

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Alessandro Lerro

Italian attorney advising 25+ years on innovation and new technologies, Lerro’s expertise is in intellectual property and finance for FinTech and AltFi in Europe.

Richard Swart, Ph.D.

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Richard Swart, Ph.D.

Swart is a founding member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CIFRA) and Director of Research and Analysis for Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA).

Adrian Banica

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Adrian Banica

Serial entrepreneur, CEO and Director for leading technology startups, financing, brand development and revenue growth for both private and public companies.

Bruno Maruzzo

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Bruno Maruzzo

More than 25 years experience working with SME’s in the technology space, Marruzo is currently a director and advisor to a number of companies.

Brian Traquair

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Brian Traquair

Former EVP SunGard Data Systems, Fidelity, National Information Services, Loanet, Ip Sharp Associates and Reuters, Traquair is a advisor, director and investor for a variety of technology focused ventures.