Crowdfunding: Opportunities and Potential Roadblocks for Startups

By Royse Law Firm, PC In 2012 the President signed the JOBS Act, which introduced the concept of letting the wisdom of the crowd instead of the regulator determine the sale of securities. The crowdfunding movement (as expressed in the JOBS Act) is the result of the perfect storm of technology, legislation and market acceptance…

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Pitch Competitions and the Securities Laws

Issuers who conduct presentations at pitch fairs and venture capital fairs face significant uncertainty regarding SEC compliance with the rules on general solicitation. The SEC recently released new rules that permit general solicitation; however, there are onerous filing requirements that many issuers will want to avoid. This is especially applicable to those who conduct presentations…

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SEC Lifts Ban on Advertising for Private Investments

On Wednesday July 10, 2013, the SEC lifted its 80-year ban on advertising by private issuers of securities. The rule was the culmination of a process began by the JOBS Act passed last year. The move is designed to provide startups access to capital in a tight market dominated by institutional investors. Although the rule…

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