Maurice Lopes and Stephen Temes are co-founders of EarlyShares.com. Lopes is also on the board of the National Crowdfunding Association. He and Stephen Temes, an investment guru and founder of Lincoln-Capital, are launching a 24 x 24 city tour to educate the U.S. about equity crowdfunding. EarlyShares.com, founded in 2011, is an equity-based crowdfunding platform (Funding Portal) that provides early-stage companies and investors a secure, easy-to-use platform for raising and investing capital. EarlyShares.com has corporate offices in Miami, Fla.