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Bryan Cave’s Los Angeles office hosted a BayPay Forum event Feb. 7 featuring presentations and demos from several local startups in the Los Angeles region. The event included a panel discussion of the best way for fintech companies to raise money in Southern California and who entrepreneurs should know to make it happen.

Los Angeles Partners David Andersen and Andrew Klungness spearheaded the event for the office and Andersen introduced primary speaker and founder of BayPay, Daniel Chatelain.

“The rapidly changing industry environment has created unique market dynamics characterized by both heightened risks facing fintech entrepreneurs and increased opportunities for young companies with disruptive technology,” Andersen said.

Bryan Cave has partnered with BayPay in the past, hosting events in the firm’s New York, Atlanta and San Francisco offices. This event, which was also streamed live, was BayPay’s first in Los Angeles.

BayPay was founded at Stanford with the goal of creating a network of payment professionals to identify and discuss new trends in the payment industry. Since then, BayPay has grown to more than 11,000 executives at thousands of companies. Click here for more information about BayPay Forum and the event, “Funding in Fintech: Who to Know and How to Get It in Los Angeles (and Beyond!).”