Illinois Cannabis Funding and Crowdfunding

Illinois Cannabis Funding is a crowdfunding portal under the State of Illinois Crowdfunding Act. We connect cannabis startups with non-accredited and accredited investors. Built on the belief that not all businesses and investors are alike, we pride ourselves on delivering a personalized and professional funding experience through industry-leading technology.

Our Team

Thomas Howard

Mr. Howard has practiced commercial law concentrating in business contracts since 2010 and has performed hundreds of such procedures, developing it into his chief practice area, which is exclusively in the cannabis space. Since 2015, he has been named both a Rising Star from Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. He also extensively represents secured creditors in various avenues of commercial loan enforcement through all aspects of litigation, from commercial workouts through enforcement of judgments. He often publishes in the area and sits on the Illinois State Bar Association Section Council for Commercial Banking, Bankruptcy and Collections, and has been quoted in numerous publications – including the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he became a Certified Ganjier.

Claudia Ecobici

Receiving her education in Paris (Sorbonne) and here at Northwestern University (Kellogg), Claudia brings international insight and intelligence to the truCrowd team. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Romanian so feel free to strike up a conversation in any of these languages. When not enjoying life with her family, Claudia is interested in animal welfare, human rights and the environment. (LinkedIn)

Vincent Petrescu

With over 10 years of industry experience ranging from customer service to marketing to finance, Vincent is truly a Jack of all trades and master of several. Along with a Master of Science in Strategic Management and a MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Vincent holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research and Consulting from Aston Business School. A proud father and husband, Vincent loves to spend time with his family and he likes to listen audio books: on 3x speed. (LinkedIn)

Florence Hardy

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Florence has been a successful business consultant for over 10 years. She has a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from DePaul University and received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University. She worked for the City of Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and had her own law practice before joining the truCrowd team. (LinkedIn)

Magda Alexe

Magda earned her Master in Computer Science and has 20+ years experienced frontend/backend architect and full stack developer. Experienced in UI and UX. Designed/Built first licensed & operational intrastate equity crowdfunding portal in the U.S. In her spare time, Magda enjoys spending time with her family and painting. (LinkedIn)

We'd love to hear from you.

By mail
316 SW Washington St #1A
Peoria, IL 61602

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