LA Law Library Business Series: From Seed Money to Serious Investment: Raising Money for Your Business. Co-presented with Bixel Exchange

Every business needs an initial investment to get off the ground, and established businesses often require investment in order to expand. Learn how to apply for and obtain small business loans, plus learn about other funding options like crowdfunding, private equity, and more.  

Class covers:

  • Criteria banks look for in making business loans
  • Information and documents needed to apply for a loan
  • Best practices for loan applicants
  • Other funding options, like Kiva Zip person-to-person lending
  • Private equity and funding options for startups


Presented by Mark Kapczynski with the support of Bixel Exchange and Raul Yañez:

Mark Kapczynski is a successful serial entrepreneur, chief executive and advertising industry expert. He founded LocationX, a physical location ad network leveraging beacon technology. Mr. Kapczynski also serves as an Executive Director of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund, helping to foster innovation connected to the university. Mr. Kapczynski last served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy for Experian's consumer businesses which include leading consumer brands: Experian,, and ProtectMyID. Mr. Kapczynski graduated from UCLA film school and continues to be active in multiple industry associations that span media, mobile telecom, technology, and consumer internet. He has 8 patents to his name and an additional 45 patents pending. 

Raul Yañez is a commercial banking expert at Pacific Western Bank with almost 40 years of experience in the banking industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and is a native of East Los Angeles.


Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.

Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

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No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.



February 23, 2016 at 12pm - 2pm
LA Law Library - Main Downtown Library
301 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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