NIBA October 31-November 1, 2018 New York, NY Conference


The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) was proud to host its 145th investment conference on October 31-November 1, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.

NIBA Conferences:

  • Are one-and-a-half day fast-paced intimate events showcasing public and private companies, regardless of size or industry, who are actively seeking to raise capital and/or to raise their profile in the investment community.
  • Are designed to capitalize upon expended time for all conference attendees.
  • Morning sessions feature initial 10-minute overview presentations by Presenting Companies.
  • Afternoon sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to fully engage interested parties with full presentations, affording time for in-depth question and answers via scheduled one-on-one meetings.
  • Include informational panels and speakers, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch, breaks and a closing reception.

Attendees Are:

Registered Investment Advisors, Private Equity Groups, Investors, Family Offices, Investment Bankers, Broker Dealers, Boutique Corp. Finance, Specialized Investment Brokerages, Venture Capital Groups, Fund Managers and industry service providers.

Videos of the 2018 November NIBA New York Panel Discussion – “Token Talk” – Andrea Cataneo, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin and Yoel Goldfeder, Esq., CEO, VStock Transfer LLC and luncheon speakers Dr. Peter Kash, BSeed Investments – “Why Israel, Why Now” and Bill Livermore, Together1heart Foundation have been posted on the NIBA Blog. These videos are also available on our NIBAVideo YouTube channel.

2018 November NIBA New York Panel Discussion “Token Talk” – Andrea Cataneo, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin and Yoel Goldfeder, Esq., CEO, VStock Transfer LLC

2018 November NIBA New York BSeed Investments Dr. Peter Kash Lunch Speaker – “Why Israel, Why Now”

2018 November NIBA New York Together1heart Foundation Bill Livermore Lunch Speaker

Speakers Included:

Andrea Cataneo, Esq.

Andrea Cataneo, Esq. is an energetic, funding-source-connected, entrepreneurial corporate and securities attorney helping companies grow and prosper through acquisitions, financing, going public transactions, using all available legal, business and innovative tools and by sharing my ever expanding network of investors, family offices, high net worth individuals, angel investors, influencers and thought leaders. I represent clients domestically and in cross-border transactions. I am also a regular panelist on Entrepreneur Forum, a Health and Wellness enthusiast, a speaker and panelist at a recent ICO Summit, and I am a member of the SMRH Blockchain Team exploring and identifying issues and navigating this expanding legal sector. I sit on the Board of Directors of the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) serving the micro-cap and small-cap investment community, linking clients to the best possible targeted funding sources, and I serve on the Board of Directors of Together1Heart securing the rights of young women and girl victims to successfully recover, educate, train and prepare them for financial independence.

Yoel Goldfeder, Esq.
Yoel is a licensed attorney with over fifteen years of corporate and securities law experience. Mr. Goldfeder has represented both small and large companies and investors throughout his legal career dealing with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate financing, including both public and private securities offerings, specializing in PIPE transactions and reverse mergers. Mr. Goldfeder obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, after receiving a BA. in Accounting and a B.S. in Political Science from Brooklyn College. He is admitted to practice law in New York and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baruch College, teaching courses in business law and business organizations. Mr. Goldfeder is also currently a member of the Legal Committee of the Securities Transfer Associate. In addition, Mr. Goldfeder was the co-author of “Regulation of Small Business Issuers – An Executive Handbook,” a book geared to the executives of small public companies and co-authored an article on Equity Crowdfunding published in the Bringham Young University International Law & Management Review. Mr. Goldfeder has also participated on multiple panels discussing financing under Regulation A+ and often consults with clients involved with IPOs and complex securities issues.

Dr. Peter Kash
Dr. Peter Kash is Co-founder and Vice-Chairman of TargImmune Therapeutics based in Switzerland. He is currently a partner in Fixed Focus an eCommerce Holding Company. For thirty years he has specialized in creating and financing biopharmaceutical companies co-founding more than a dozen biotech companies creating more than $10 billion in market capitalization. He has served on numerous boards as well as serving as Chairman and Vice Chairman of such companies as: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, ID Vaccines, Velcera. Currently sits on the BOD of iOi (cancer biotech) and Firebrick Pharma.

Presenting Companies


B-Seed was created for the specific purpose of finding Israeli innovative technology at an early stage, investing in the startup and exiting within a few subsequent rounds, in order to generate outstanding returns for our investors.

Our team is made up of seasoned experts from the fields of information technology, engineering, biotechnology, manufacturing and logistics and is backed by partners from renowned patent and accounting firms. With offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and third in New York, we are in a unique position to navigate Israel’s startup playing field and quickly identify the best early stage technologies. After carefully vetting these companies and doing our due diligence to determine if they are worthy of B-Seed investments, we select the startups that we feel will generate the highest return on investment.

We not only identify and invest in these startups; we complement their abilities with essential added value, such as connections, beta test sites, industry experts and consultants, as well as outside investors and even customers. By utilizing our network of contacts and resources, these new companies gain a solid foundation in order to parlay an idea into a successful company. Many of our team members are entrepreneurs who have run both large and small businesses and have been through the highs and lows of starting new ventures. Their advice and guidance is invaluable in achieving success and changing the status quo in their respective industries.

Whether the company is the accelerator or incubator stage, we are prepared to help it to grow to the next stage.

Contact: Gabby Hasson, 40 Wall Street, Suite 2800, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: (212) 603-9808. Email:

Island Stock Transfer is a full service transfer agency registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a participant of the DWAC-FAST system with DTCC.

We are committed to a higher level of responsiveness, efficiency and customer service. We are a partner to over 500 companies and their shareholders. Island Stock Transfer services include, but are not limited to, recording shareholder ownership, corporate actions, full annual meeting services and information mailings.

Contact: Carl Dilley, 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 301, Clearwater, FL 33760. Telephone: 727-289-0010. Email:

KoreConX is the world’s first highly-secure permissioned blockchain ecosystem for fully-compliant tokenized securities worldwide.

To ensure compliance with securities regulation and corporate law, the KoreConX all-in-one, AI-based blockchain platform manages the full lifecycle of tokenized securities including the issuance, trading, clearing, settlement, management, reporting, corporate actions, and custodianship. Connecting companies to the capital markets and secondary markets facilitates access to capital and liquidity for private investors.

The private capital markets are burdened by inefficient tools, fragmented processes and high costs. Companies are cobbling together systems such as email marketing tools for investor relations, online data storage for unstructured deal room services, and Excel for captable management, limiting their ability to manage their business in one platform, not to mention sharing that data with investors.

KoreConX replaces these unconnected tools with one platform that not only integrates the various functions but also provides blockchain and AI capabilities. Our all-in-one platform keeps all stakeholders engaged, informed and compliant in the private capital market ecosystem, while removing inefficiencies, duplication and reducing costs.

Contact: Oscar Jofre, 535 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Telephone: 647-965-8268. Email:

At Sutton Funding, we offer the flexibility to create small business loans with terms that meet your specific needs as a borrower. Our high approval rates mean that we can say ‘yes’ when other lenders say no.

You’ll work with dedicated Loan Specialist who has specific knowledge about your industry and wi ll provide you one-on-one personalized service. 24 hour approvals, 24-48 hour funding, advances ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000, multiple funding options available.

We recognize that not everyone has a perfect credit score, but we believe that should not stop you from accessing working capital. Our goal is to find the best possible funding program to meet your needs and grow your business!

Contact: Marc Kalter, 135 E 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Telephone: (646) 779-3948. Email:


At FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP, we have a vested interest in the success of our clients. We work tirelessly to solve your business problems and to overcome challenges that keep you from reaching your goals. We add value to your business with custom-tailored strategies designed to help you achieve optimal legal and financial results. We take the time to acquire a deep understanding of your business and individual needs by truly listening to your concerns. We take pride in offering a level of attention and responsiveness often lacking at larger firms, while keeping close and lasting relationships with our clients, standing by their sides through good times and bad. The bottom line is clear: if you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed.

FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP provides high-level expertise, guidance and legal representation to clients ranging from small businesses and entrepreneurs to large public corporations. Our attorneys know the nuances of the law as well as the practical demands of business. Our size gives us the advantages of increased efficiency and agility, while avoiding unnecessary overhead and administrative costs. This translates into the experienced counsel you need, without the inflated rates you don’t.

We provide a level of service and expertise that rivals the largest law firms, but consciously delivered in a more personal, attentive and cost-effective manner. Our team of skilled business attorneys, real estate and environmental lawyers and securities counsel makes every effort to treat each client as though they were our only client. We recognize that our only business is serving your business and we make sure that you are kept informed at every stage of your transaction or case.

Contact: Lynne Bolduc, Esq., 16148 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618. Telephone: (949) 788-8900. Email:

Since its founding in 1990, Hanover International has advised hundreds of micro, small and mid-cap companies – both public and private – with defining and implementing effective capital formation, new business development and institutional shareholder relations strategies.

Our team is composed of a group of professionals across a number of disciplines that provide comprehensive advice, support and guidance to companies, both private and public, interested in entering the capital markets.

With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Hanover International is comprised of a talented team of professionals with proven expertise in the areas of corporate finance, market awareness, SEC law and compliance, market research and analysis, corporate management and new business development.

Contact: James E. Hock, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 760-564-7400. Email:

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. From our 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we offer global solutions to our clients around the world, providing seamless representation in multiple jurisdictions.

We are a firm that truly puts clients first. And this sets us apart. We don’t just give lip service to client service. Every attorney and staff member has a plaque in his/her work space listing our client service expectations. We regularly give “Clients First” awards to attorneys and staff members who “go the extra mile” for our clients. Client service is part of our culture and permeates everything we do.

Contact: Andrea Cataneo, Partner, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112-0015. Telephone: 212-634-3096. Email:


Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP has a combined 40+ years of experience in representing clients in corporate transactions, and business and commercial disputes. Our team has significant experience in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration forums, from the initiation of the action through trial.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the firm reflects the sophistication of the business and financial capital of the world. Our committed and skilled attorneys represent a broad client base including individuals, start-ups, small and mid-sized private companies, public companies, brokers, broker-dealers, private equity firms and hedge funds

Contact: Peter DiChiara, Esq., Partner, 261 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Telephone: 646-838-1312. Email:

The CFO Squad prides itself with making life easier for CEOs, CFOs, auditors, legal counsel and others with a variety of financial reporting services, and we do it at a fraction of the cost of a full accounting staff. Our core business in helping clients with their SEC Compliance (S-1, 8K, 10K, 10Q and other SEC filings). We do everything that auditors are prohibited from doing for management.

We provide essential pre-audit, technical accounting or financial reporting skills needed file SEC reports on-time, or bankers and investors informed. From start-ups with no accounting staff to multi-national companies, our services are tailored to fit the needs of clients from around the world.

Contact: Joseph Himy, 46 Main Street, Ste. 119, Monsey, NY 10952. Telephone: 845-613-3394. Email:

RRBB Accountants and Advisors is a full-service accounting, advisory and consulting firm located in central NJ. We put our client relationships first by providing responsive, quality service at reasonable rates. We have been in public accounting, delivering high quality accounting and advisory services for over 50 years and have experts with vast experience in many disciplines. We can be your one source for many resources. Founded in 1961 as Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman & Company, RRBB has grown to become one of the most respected accounting firms in the state, serving clients across the U.S. and worldwide, with 11 partners and 60 plus professional staff working out of our two offices.

RRBB offers big firm capabilities with boutique firm attention. Specifically some of the many services; Accounting, Audit, tax, estate planning and consulting, valuation and litigation support, CFO outsourcing and FINOP services, Asset and Wealth management, Professional practices consulting, Consulting services to startups and early stage companies from formation to due diligence.

Contact: Brian F. Zucker, CPA, 265 Davidson Ave. #210, Somerset, NJ 07719. Telephone: 908-231-1000. Email:

Thayer O’Neal is an entrepreneurial CPA firm with an expert team of CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners and Enrolled Agents. Our team is multilingual and multicultural.

We provide traditional CPA firm assurance, attestation, audit and tax services, as well as consulting to help our clients improve profitability and grow their businesses.

Contact: Thomas M. O’Neal, 101 Parklane Boulevard, Suite 201, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Telephone: 281-552-8430. Email:


Atlas Consulting’s vision is to provide emerging companies with greater access to liquidity, capital, legitimacy, and transparency through participation in the public sector.

Atlas Consulting aids your company in identifying and accomplishing the following goals:

  • Identify Target Stock Exchange.
  • Position Company for venture capital raises.
  • Prepare Company for Regulatory Requirements.
  • Form a cohesive go public plan with CPA/Attorney.
  • Put in place a marketing and awareness strategy.
  • Successfully conclude a IPO, Reverse Merger, or Qualifying Transaction onto a public exchange.

Contact: Jeffrey Meyer, 8 Tregonwell Ct., Algonquin, IL 60102. Telephone: 224-828-1597. Email:

BANQ® is the internet marketplace that is reinventing the primary capital markets. We are giving meaning back to public offerings and enabling the crowd to participate in deals typically reserved for institutions and Wall Street. Our base of qualified investors will get the opportunity to invest in deals by emerging-growth companies. We are bringing back the Small Cap IPO and marrying Main Street with Wall Street.

BANQ® completed the first ever Reg A+ to the NYSE MKT with its client MYOMO. That offering was a historic moment for the industry!

Contact: Mark Elenowitz, 1450 Broadway, 26th Fl, New York, NY 10018. Telephone: 917-512-0822. Email:

BLOCKQUAKE™ is a regulatory driven cryptocurrency exchange built on trust and transparency.

BLOCKQUAKE™ aims to be the one stop shop for cryptocurrency traders, providing them with better layers of security for both login and withdrawal of their digital assets above and beyond what currently exists by combining the best features, as well as giving them more options to trade between by integrating wallets from the top exchanges into our platform. We will offer hundreds of alt coins with real time pricing driven by connecting with other exchanges to keep markets liquid. We will offer additional base cryptos to give the customer more choices and less obstacles to get through as they attempt to move between various digital assets and fiat currencies. Furthermore, we plan on partnering with a leader in the industry who has already begun working towards solving the current liquidity issues relating to digital assets.

Contact: Antonio Brasse, 110 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 347-680-6677. Email:

The law firm of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC is committed to providing superior service while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

We possess a broad base of knowledge and extensive experience – which provides a distinct advantage to our clients. The firm carefully selects its attorneys from among the top professionals in the legal field.

Contact: Louis Taubman, 1450 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Telephone: 917-512-0827. Email:

R.F. Lafferty has evolved over its 70-year history to help our clients stay ahead in a ever-changing industry. What remains unchanged is our commitment to unrivaled service that helps clients succeed in their goal. It’s all backed by the integrated expertise of accomplished professionals, sophisticated tools and a robust product mix for today’s clients. As an independent, family-owned firm, our commitment to your goals is never compromised by a need to improve the rate of return for stockholders or satisfy a board of directors.

Our perspective is never colored by a bias for particular proprietary products. Independent thinking is what assures our clients the most consistently objective advice to help them achiever their financial goals.

Contact: Robert Hackel, 40 Wall Street, Suite 1901, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 212-293-9074. Email:

For over a decade V-Rooms has been the SECURE, EASY-TO-USE, and AFFORDABLE Virtual Data Room provider of choice for accountants, investment bankers, private equity firms, M&A advisors and many others.

Contact: Karen Perkins, 3501 Sycamore School Road, Ste. #125-127, Fort Worth, TX 76133. Telephone: (817) 203-8353. Email:


Accesswire (Issuer Direct®) is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct’s principal platform, Platform id., empowers users by thoughtfully integrating the most relevant tools, technologies and services, thus eliminating the complexity associated with producing and distributing financial and business communications. Headquartered in RTP, NC, Issuer Direct serves more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries.

Contact: Brian Balbirnie, 500 Perimeter Park Drive Suite D, Morrisville, NC 27560. Telephone: (919) 481-4000. Email:, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), founded in 1999, endeavors to be a leading financial information website that provides real-time market commentary, analysis, and educational related services to Chinese-speaking investors via the company’s dynamic financial website, The Company went public on OTCQB in January 2012 under the symbol CIIX.

After recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, started laying the groundwork to capitalize on the growing demand for Cannabidiol-based (CBD) nutrition and health products. By the end of 2016, the Company has begun implementing its plans for a new website, mobile application and online distribution of CBD oils for the booming global Medical Marijuana industry. While marijuana use in China is illegal, cannabis-based oils including Hemp based CBD’s are legal, thus opening a potential market of nearly two billion people for the Company.

Contact: Warren Wang, 227 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 208A, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Telephone: 626-589-2468. Email:

Investor Outreach for the Digital Age. Leverage’s innovative digital tools, advanced distribution networks, and guaranteed visibility to accelerate your company’s awareness, investor engagement, and success.

Contact: Dennis Beckert, 10736 Jefferson Blvd, #1054, Culver City, CA 90230. Telephone: 310-822-5500. Email:

New to the Street (FMW Media Works) offers a thorough platform to cover all your IR needs utilizing traditional media; TV, print and radio, in combination with new media, to share your company’s vision. Part of our solution is, we follow companies and allow them video news magazine interviews to tell their story to the masses in a way that the average investor can understand the value proposition.

Schedule a discreet meeting so that our team can strategize with your company to assist in sharing your vision to the investing community.

Contact: Vince Caruso, 535 Broad Hollow Road, Suite #m105, Melville, NY 11747. Telephone: 631-465-0284. Email:

About Crowne Plaza Times Square

Crowne Plaza Times Square is perfectly located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, situated directly on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets at the doorstep to Times Square. With breathtaking views from each of their 795 spacious guestrooms, Crowne Plaza Times Square defines hospitality as New York’s friendliest hotel. They provide you the power to choose when and how you access all that New York has to offer. Just beyond the front doors are headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and the best shopping, theater and historical attractions in the city. Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the greatest musical theater anywhere in the world aren’t just a cab ride away — they’re mere steps away. On-site, guests will enjoy dining and cocktails overlooking Broadway and Times Square, plus an on-site New York Sports Club that is one of the largest private health clubs in NYC.