Speaking Engagements

IPOs vs. ICOs: What is the Difference?

July 26, 2018
RocketSpace, 180 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California


The cryptocurrency market has attracted the attention of many, from traders wanting to make a quick buck to experts that are concerned with its lack of transparency. The explosive growth of ICOs has clearly polarized the industry, with critics associating the phenomena as a bubble waiting to be popped, while proponents justify the use of such ICOs as a revolutionary innovation that will change the very fabric of our economy.

Almost $12 billion has been raised from Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in 2018, far more than for venture capital. Will this new innovative channel be a threat to traditional VCs and private equity? There are key characteristics between an IPO vs. an ICO offering that set them apart. Come learn from our panelists about key differences, the regulatory environment, tokenomics, and risks and rewards between the two capital raising strategies. Hear from seasoned VCs, an ecosystem player that has launched 25 ICOs that have raised over $200 million and a startup with ICO experience.

Mitzi Chang, a partner in Goodwin's Technology Companies, Life Sciences, and Digital Currency + Blockchain Technology practices, will be a panelist.

For more information, please visit the event website.