Archive for February, 2017

Acting SEC Chair Advocating for Looser Accredited Investor Definition

At the annual SEC Speaks conference held in Washington D.C. on Friday, Michael Piwowar, the acting chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, argued that the current definition of accredited investor is an “artificial distinction” in desperate need of overhaul. With respect to unregistered private investment offerings, all accredited investors must have an individual income […]

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8 Advantages of Regulation A+ Above And Beyond Venture Capital

With the emergence of Regulation A+ as a funding mechanism for mature startups and mid-stage companies, entrepreneurs now have two viable options for large capital raises–the familiar and proven VC route, or Regulation A+. For those not yet aware, Regulation A+ is a revamped securities regulation that went into effect at the end of June […]

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7 Ways That VC Falls Short of Regulation A+

With the recent emergence of Regulation A+ as a funding mechanism for mature startups and mid-stage companies, entrepreneurs now have two viable options for large capital raises–the familiar VC route, or Reg A+. For those not yet aware, Regulation A+ is a newly revamped securities regulation that went into effect at the end of June […]

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What We Can Expect for Equity Crowdfunding in the Year Ahead

The final JOBS Act regulation went live in 2016, and now the market is learning how it works. After many years of waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take action, 2016 saw the final installment of the JOBS Act trilogy come to life with the introduction of Regulation Crowdfunding — allowing startups […]

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