In this CoinJournal interview, Vertalo Co-Founders Dave Hendricks, CEO, and Gautam Gujral, Legal Advisor, weigh in on ICOs and evolving regulations in the crypto markets and explain how Vertalo is helping issuers and investors with compliant fundraising.
21 May 2018
New York City
The SEC is cracking down on the ICO market. Former SEC Legal Counsel and Vertalo Co-Founder Gautam Gujral explains his take on the state of regulation in this market.
17 May 2018
New York City
Concept developed By Dave Hendricks, William Baxter, and Gautam Gujral.
SeriesX founded and begins raising a Friends-and-Family round.
• $2.7 million pre-money
• $3.2 million post-money
Accepted into Capital Factory Accelerator.
Launched Census Platform in private beta.
Decide to refactor platform to incorporate blockchain-based Stints.
Started work on Whitepaper and Tokenomics
Accepted into Texas Venture Labs Accelerator.
Accepted into VenturexCrushFG.
Implemented certification on Ethereum Rinkeby testnet.
Started raising Seed-2 Preferred round.
• $5 million pre-money
• $6.5 million post-money
Established Vertalo SEZC subsidiary in Cayman Islands.
Transferred SeriesX IP to Vertalo.
Added support for MetaMask.
Developed upgradeable Talos V1 platform utility token for compliance with securities regulations.
Distributed Talos V1 tokens to Vertalo and SeriesX partners.
Runner up in SXSW Blockchain Challenge.
Vertalo PPM and security token offering documents completed. Start private sale of Vertalo Equity Security Token (VEST).
Private sale of Vertalo Equity Security Token (VEST)
Develop Talos V2 for private-placement buyers.
Launch private beta.
Early access to the platform for selected participants. This is a step to get early feedback and iteration on the initial platform app feature set.
Census is the application for security token issuers, which lets them handle all investors and project associates in a single place.
MetaMask is an easy method of Ethereum-based DApp access for many, but many users have other preferred methods of managing their Ethereum access on the desktop and on mobile devices. The platform will broaden its support for accessing blockchain related features to other popular clients with DApp features.
Launch with strategic partner
Vertalo public launch.
Projected VEST token lock-up ends.