People

Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin

Formal First Name
Steven (Slava)

Slava Rubin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform he grew to more than 500,000 campaigns and over $1 billion distributed worldwide. He is an innovative technologist who possesses rich entrepreneurial, management, and strategic insights. Rubin is also the Managing Partner of humbition, an early-stage venture fund he founded in 2016. In addition, he is the Founder of Vincent, a platform that makes discovery and diligence of alternative investments easier for investors.

Professional Experience


Academic History

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rubin represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act.
  • He has played a crucial role in working with the White House and the Securities and Exchange Commission to finalize the rules and regulations for equity crowdfunding. 
  • He pioneered security tokens in the United States, having been a catalyst for selling fractionalized ownership of the St. Regis hotel in Aspen using blockchain technology. 
  • He speaks at global events, including SXSW, Google I/O, Thomas Friedman’s Global Forum, Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, and the Milken Institute's Global Conference.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Fortune 40 under 40
  • Observer 20 Heros under 40
  • Wharton Young Leadership Award 2015


MEDIA

  • Rubin has made several TV appearances.
  • He is often quoted in New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
  • He has been a regular guest commentator on CNBC Squawk Alley. 
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


PHILANTHROPY

  • Rubin founded Music Against Myeloma, an annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research in partnership with the International Myeloma Foundation.