Startup Grind Abu Dhabi Hosts Vectr Fintech Partners' Jason Best in Partnership with The U.S. Embassy

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 PM UTC

Jason is a venture capital investor, successful entrepreneur who's worked and led the grassroots efforts on the USA JOBS Act. He has conducted 15 country missions for the US State Department on fintech policy, regulation, venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He's worked in the MENA region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt & Morocco) on fintech entrepreneurship, policy and regulation.

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Jason is a Managing Partner with Vectr Fintech Partners, one of the funds within Vectr Ventures, a Hong Kong and San Francisco- based private investment company where he invests in early-stage Financial Technology(FinTech) companies globally, focused with 3 verticals: FinTech infrastructure, private capital market innovation and the convergence of FinTech with AI, big data and blockchain.

Jason is a San Francisco-based technology entrepreneur who thought there should be a better way for startups and SMEs to raise money. He co-authored the crowdfund-investing framework used in the JOBS Act to legalize securities-based crowdfunding in the US. He and his business partner led the 460-day campaign to change 80-year-old securities laws in the US. He provided US Congressional testimony twice, and attended the White House, Rose Garden ceremony for President Obama to sign The JOBS Act into law in April 2012. Following the JOBS Act, he formed Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) to advise governments, regulators, financial institutions and entrepreneurs on fintech policy and regulation. CCA has worked in over 40 countries (including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Morocco) to 1) create balanced Fintech regulation with governments and regulators which has created unique access to markets and regulation and 2) advise and invest in fintech companies who need insights on regulation and regulators.

CCA is a Partner of the US State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program which has engaged him for 16 country missions to serve as a fintech resource to governments and ecosystems. Jason is an Entrepreneur in Residence at UC Berkeley. He co-authored the World Bank’s research “Crowdfunding’s Potential in the Developing World”. He has spoken at The White House, TEDx, South by Southwest, Aspen Institute, Ministry of Economy in Chile, The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Mexico’s Ministry of Finance, Brookings Institute, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, The London School of Business. Jason has also appeared on CNBC, BBC, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WSJ, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. He was named the 2017 Crowdfunding Person of the Year.

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  • Jason Best

    Vectr Fintech Partners

    Managing Partner



Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

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  • Alexandra Jean-Poix


    Chapter Director

  • Ahmad Fahim Didar

    Startup Grind

    Community & Partnership Manager

  • Ahmed Sheikh

    Startup Grind