About the Authors

Jason W. Best, co-founder and principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), co-authored the crowdfund investing framework used in the JOBS Act and was a leader in the U.S. fight to legalize debt- and equity-based crowdfunding. CCA is an advisory firm to investors, governments, and development organizations on early-stage finance issues. His prior experience has been in leadership roles in successful web-based healthcare businesses. Jason is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, and is an author of Crowdfund Investing For Dummies.

Amine Bouchentouf is a partner at Commodities Investors, LLC (CI), an international financial advisory firm headquartered in New York City. A world-renowned market commentator, Amine has appeared in media in the United States, Great Britain, France, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Authors Guild and is also involved with the Council on Foreign Relations. He’s the author of Commodities For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Zak Cassady-Dorion is currently the CEO and co-founder of Pure Mountain Olive Oil, LLC, a chain of olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting shops in the Northeast United States. He is also a co-founder of Startup Exemption, where he led the effort to legalize debt- and equity-based crowdfunding. He co-authored the crowdfund investing framework that was used in the JOBS Act to legalize equity- and ...

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