About Maurice Lopes

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The founder of EarlyShares.com, an equity-based crowdfunding platform. Under Mr. Lopes’ leadership, the organization came to the attention of the Start Up America Partnership, which made EarlyShares.com the featured crowdfunding platform on the on the Startup America website on April 5, 2012, the same day President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law.

EarlyShares.com has become a leading force in the newly created crowdfunding industry, recognized as the leader in the space not only by its peers but also by the media. "Equity-based crowdfunding will change the way mainstream america finacnes all types of small businesses and startup's"

In the mid-90’s, Mr. Lopes developed and formed GICC (Global Interconnect Communications Corp), a company that supplied network services to major U.S. telecommunications carriers such as Sprint, MCI and Frontier Communications. In 1998/1999, he was recruited by the Ministry of Communications to consult on the liberalization of the telecommunications monopoly existent in Peru. Due in no small part to his efforts, deregulation was implemented by 2000 and, along with such carriers as Tele2000/SouthBell (BellSouth), FirstCom (later AT&T), and the incumbent Telefonica, Mr. Lopes’ endeavor, Netfax Instatel S.A., was awarded one of the five international long distance operations licenses created under the new peruvian legislation.

In 2003, he became co-founder of HotBrick, an internet security manufacturer specifically for small businesses. The company secured over 1,000 dealers worldwide in less than three years, with manufacturing in China and operations in Europe, Asia, Brazil and the U.S. Under Mr. Lopes’ guidance, HotBrick became a global company employing more than 100 people.

Mr. Lopes is on the governing board of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA).

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Crowdfunding Helps 'Main Street America' (VIDEO)

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How equity crowdfunding platform EarlyShares is at the forefront of allowing the everyman to invest

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