Founder and Chairman of The California Stock Xchange

Howard J. Leonhardt

Howard J. Leonhardt is a long time entrepreneur, inventor, politician and writer. To date, Leonhardt has founded a total of 21 companies and also holds 21 patents for products for treating cardiovascular and heart disease. 

He is the Founder and Chairman of The California Stock Xchange (Cal-X) preparing to be the first social good impact stock exchange and DPO listing service in the USA – www.calstockexchange.com – working through multiple partnerships. He founded Cal-X Crowdfund Connect www.calxcrowdfund.com and Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. www.calxstars.com a business incubator and accelerator focused on cardiovascular life sciences and social good impact innovations.  His Leonhardt Ventures angels network has raised and put to work over $145 million in 28 companies to date, most of them founded by Leonhardt. 

Leonhardt also serves as state spokesperson on The JOBS ACT and Crowdfunding for StartupCalifornia, a unit of the White House initiated Startup America Partnership.