Slava Rubin, W'00

2020 Joseph Wharton Awards

Slava Rubin, W'00
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, humbition

Slava Rubin is Co-founder and Managing Partner of humbition, an early-stage operators venture fund built by founders, for founders.  Slava is also Co-founder of Vincent, an online platform to discover and diligence the vast world of alternative investments. Slava previously founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. As CEO for over 10 years from inception in 2006, Slava grew Indiegogo from an idea to over 500,000 campaigns and more than $1B distributed around the world. Prior to Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs and FedEx for nearly a decade. He is also the founder of "Music Against Myeloma," a charity that raises funds and awareness for cancer research in partnership with the International Myeloma Foundation. Slava is currently a member of the board for NYSE traded (WSO) Watsco Inc., and privately held Indiegogo.
Slava represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act and has helped navigate bringing equity crowdfunding to the American public. He also pioneered security tokens in the United States - having been a catalyst for selling fractionalized ownership of the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen using blockchain.  He has made many TV appearances including regular guest commentator on CNBC Squawk Alley.  He has also been often quoted in NYTimes and Wall Street Journal.
Slava has received numerous awards including Fortune 40 under 40, Observer 20 Heros under 40, and the Wharton Young Leadership award for 2015.
Slava holds a B.S.E. from the Wharton School of Business.  He currently lives in New York and often travels to San Francisco.

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