Under the motto "After Crowdinvesting: Anschlussfinanzierung, Exit Strategien und Verwässerungsschutz" the Chair of Civil and Corporate Law organized the second Crowdinvesting Symposium at the LMU Munich on July 4, 2014.
The program included an academic conference and a student workshop, a lecture on market developments and regulatory perspectives in Europe by Dr. Lars Hornuf and the keynote lecture "After Crowdinvesting: Second Rounds, Exit Startegies and Dilution Protection" by Professor Armin Schwienbacher. In the subsequent panel discussion with representatives of a crowd investing platform, a law firm, a VC investor and a start-up company, the current developments with regard to follow-on financing, exit strategies and dilution protection in crowd investing were discussed.
Under the motto "Market Development and Regulatory Perspectives", the Chair of Civil and Corporate Law and the LMU Contact Point for Research and Technology Transfer (KFT) organized the first Crowd Investing Symposium on February 8, 2013 at the LMU. The program included two lectures by LMU experts Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn and Dr. Lars Hornuf, who gave an overview of market development and the legal situation as well as regulatory perspectives. In the subsequent panel discussion with operators of crowd investing platforms as well as representatives from the fields of start-up and venture capital, the advantages and disadvantages of the new form of financing for start-up companies were considered. The aim of the organizers was to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience between research and practice in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the rapidly growing market for crowd investing.