Founder’s Story: Ray Sturm
Ray Sturm is an entrepreneur and investment professional with experience at Bear Stearns, Lazard Freres, and CCMP Capital prior to founding his first company. In 2013, he launched one of the first and today’s largest real estate crowdfunding platforms: RealtyShares. Since then, fintech has evolved and many of the largest players in the space have shut down or been absorbed by traditional companies. Ray will discuss the state of fintech today, how fundraising has changed with the entrance of groups like Steve Cohen’s Point72 Ventures (an investor in his second company, AlphaFlow), and where fintech might go next. He’ll also answer any questions you might have on his experiences and his journey from traditional wall street finance to the startup world.