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Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
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Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
April 15, 2014 in Money
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

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Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
March 25, 2014 in Technology
This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'

This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'

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Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise.
February 26, 2014 in Money
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

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If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
February 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
February 5, 2014 in Financing
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

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The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it?
January 29, 2014 in Financing
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

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The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
January 24, 2014 in Financing
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

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Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 16, 2013 in Financing
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
October 23, 2013 in Financing
Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading

Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading

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The SEC contends that the 'Shark Tank' star avoided a monetary loss on stock thanks to an insider tip.
September 30, 2013 in News and Trends
AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

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With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical components to be sure an investor is ready to play ball.
September 27, 2013 in Angel Investors
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

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Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
September 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

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The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.
September 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

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Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders
September 19, 2013 in Financing
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

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With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
September 19, 2013 in Financing
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

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The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
September 11, 2013 in Financing
New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

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As early as next month, corporations may have to begin making public the difference between their chief executive's compensation and the pay of a middle-of-the-pack worker.
August 22, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

Business Crowdfunders Face Investor Liability Minefield

Plan to raise money under the JOBS Act rules? Be prepared to verify whether your investors are accredited.
August 9, 2013 in Financing

In Defense of the Revolving Door

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Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
July 23, 2013 in Leadership
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

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The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
July 10, 2013 in Financing
Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

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The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency.
July 2, 2013 in News and Trends
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

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Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
June 17, 2013 in Financing
How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

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The SEC's ruling on disclosures, Bloomberg terminals' addition of live Twitter feeds, the announcement of Facebook Home and more social-media news.
April 5, 2013 in Social Media
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

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President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

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Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013 in Financing

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