Dan Tenenbaum

Dan Tenenbaum

Gray Plant Mooty

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Never Underestimate the Imagination of Technology Inventors

While I’ve never been afraid of technology (after all, I do work with lots of technology entrepreneurs), I’ve also never been someone who needs the latest gadget the moment it comes out. It may seem old fashioned, but I still...more

5/1/2015 - Internet of Things Inventors Technology

The 500 Hats of Entrepreneurship

I’ll be honest. After working with entrepreneurs for the last 25 years, I didn’t need any scientific study to tell me that there is a difference (or really many differences) between entrepreneurs and employees. Nonetheless,...more

3/17/2015 - CEOs Entrepreneurs Startups

Entrepreneurial Axioms: The Language Doesn’t Matter

On my recent vacation in Mexico with my family, I wasn’t surprised to observe plenty of entrepreneurs (empresarios in Spanish) south of the border. It doesn’t matter whether they are locals or foreigners. They all seem to...more

2/16/2015 - Small Business Startups

Seed Capital reVIEW—2nd Half of 2014

Welcome to the second edition of Seed Capital review, written by members of the entrepreneurial Services Group at Gray Plant Mooty. as with our prior report, this version analyzes seed and angel capital financings by...more

12/12/2014 - Angel Investors Financing Seed Financing Startups

The Latest on Crowdfunding—Intrastate Intrigue

With all the constant chatter about Crowdfunding, I’ve come to realize that, as the three-year Halloween anniversary of my first post on Crowdfunding approaches, I was ahead of the curve on this one....more

10/30/2014 - Crowdfunding Equity Securities SEC Small Offering Exemptions Transacting Intrastate Business

The parade of NDAs

Non-disclosure agreements have been a regular part of my practice because so many of my clients have technology at the core of their businesses. Lately, however, it seems like I’ve been dealing almost daily with clients who...more

9/19/2014 - Confidential Information Confidentiality Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreement Restrictive Covenants

Seed Capital Review: Fall 2013 Survey Of Angel Financings

Welcome to the first installment of Seed Capital review, written by members of the entrepreneurial Services Group at Gray plant mooty. this is our first periodic report analyzing seed capital being raised by companies in...more

7/1/2014 - Angel Investors Brokers Business Valuations Debt Financing Equity Financing Investors Popular Rule 506 Offerings Rule 506(c) Seed Financing Startups Tax Credits Venture Capital

Details on Amendments to the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit

Regular readers of entreVIEW are no doubt aware that the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit, a frequent topic of interest here, ran out of funds a few weeks ago. The $12.2 million available for issuance had been used up by early...more

3/27/2014 - Angel Investors Funding Startups Tax Credits

Angel Tax Credit Update

Just as I was working on my latest entreVIEW post trying to avoid any “legal topic,” I felt compelled to provide an additional update on the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit. I know that, in his cold weather musings only earlier...more

2/24/2014 - Angel Investors Tax Credits

What Could Be More Fun Than A 585-Page Release on Proposed Crowdfunding Rules?

After about 18 months of eager anticipation, the SEC just published its proposed rules regarding Crowdfunding under the Title III of the JOBS Act. The release is 585 pages long so I’d suggest it may be an ideal time to buy...more

10/25/2013 - Crowdfunding JOBS Act Kickstarter Rule 506 Offerings SEC Title III

Finally, SEC Adopts Regulation to Permit General Solicitation in 506 Offerings—Worth the Wait?

Yesterday, the SEC adopted its final rules to eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation in Rule 506 Offerings as well as rules that prohibit certain “bad actors” from relying on Rule 506 exemptions. As detailed in my...more

7/12/2013 - Advertising Dodd-Frank Exemptions General Solicitation JOBS Act Regulation D Rule 506 Offerings SEC

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