Brian Korn

Formation and Financing

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I’ve represented fintech companies on five continents.

Professional Background

I provide a bumper-to-bumper advisory service that focuses on efficiently navigating regulatory and commercial risk for my clients. I believe that no problem should be approached with a one-size-fits-all mindset and, instead, look for creative solutions to maximize growth. 

Having previously served in-house at multinational investment banks, I have extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions, including IPOs, SPACs, spin-offs, split-offs and carve-out/tracking stock transactions.

My special focus is on the fintech industry, particularly in the crowdfunding and peer lending space. My work has been recognized by Chambers & Partners in its inaugural fintech rankings in 2019, as well as by the LendIt Industry Awards since 2017.

I frequently participate as a panelist and speaker at industry-leading events, in addition to making appearances on Fox Business Television, Bloomberg, CCTV and National Public Radio.

Representative Experience With Emerging Companies

  • BondHouse, a startup fintech company that has developed a new platform to assist fixed-income advisors with purchasing alternative credit assets, with a $5 million seed financing. The platform is an innovative, intelligent system that matches investors with the levels of yield, maturity and risk they are looking for.
  • Bolstr, a Chicago-based tech startup, in the sale of its digital lending platform to national financial services company KeyBank.
  • CircleUp Network, Inc., an equity crowdfunding firm based in San Francisco, and its affiliates in the successful closing of a $150 million financing transaction with Community Investment Management.

Area of Focus

  • Fintech
  • Platform development and launch
  • Formations and financing