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Kiran Lingam

Kiran is Managing Director of LendTech Angels, a private angel investor group focused solely on making equity investments in marketplace lending technology startups. Prior to LendTech, Kiran was General Counsel at SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform. � He has written several of the seminal articles on new securities laws under the JOBS Act, including on Accredited Investor Crowdfunding (Title II), Retail Crowdfunding (Title III) and Regulation A (Title IV) and regularly speaks together with members of the Securities Exchange Commission and other industry leaders on such topics.� At SeedInvest, Kiran coordinated all legal functions, including legal and regulatory strategy, venture capital and seed financing transactions, broker-dealer operations and compliance and internal corporate governance. �Prior to SeedInvest, Kiran worked as a corporate and securities attorney at the law firms of Jones Day and DLA Piper LLP, where he served as outside legal counsel to venture capital and private equity funds, angel groups and over 30 technology startups. He has seen first-hand the struggles encountered by early stage entrepreneurs and believes strongly that many more startups would be successful with additional avenues for early stage capital.Kiran also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the world's largest non-profit supporting entrepreneurs.