DLA Piper - Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

Accredited Investor Verification under Rule 506(c)

Bill Carleton has a good post regarding the recent comments from Keith Higgins, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, who spoke at the 2014 Angel Capital Association Summit. Higgins discussed the SEC’s…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance &...

Angel investment trends; 2013 year in review

Yesterday, the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released their angel group 2013 year in review, the Halo Report. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the United States…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health

2013 annual venture investment dollars rise 7%

According to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of 7% in dollars and a 4%…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, &...

Dodd-Frank affects private companies too: practice points to note

The Dodd-Frank Act – signed by President Barack Obama more than three years ago, and since then advanced with a host of rules and regulations – has been widely viewed as a law that addresses systemic risk in the financial system…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment...

SEC Provides Interpretations on Rule 506(c)

As we’ve previously blogged, in July 2013 the SEC adopted rules that permit general solicitation and general advertising in connection with certain offerings of securities to accredited investors. Yesterday, to help the markets…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Overview of Proposed SEC Crowdfunding Rules

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took an important step in making securities-based crowdfunding a reality for many small companies with the release of its proposed rules governing crowdfunding…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Top Labor and Employment Law Issues When Taking your Start-Up Global

Our colleague Ute Krudewagen has put together a list of some key labor and employment issues to consider if and when you decide to take your US-based emerging company to overseas locations. So you are ready to…more

| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, International Law &...

SEC operating status in light of federal government shutdown

The SEC is currently open and operational despite the recent federal government shutdown. So far the federal government shutdown has not slowed the proposed Twitter IPO, as their Form S-1 registration statement was posted to the…more

| Securities Law

Demo Days, Pitch Events and the New Reg D

I. Introduction / Background - With the passage of the JOBS Act, the regulation governing most private securities offerings is undergoing a dramatic makeover. Congress tasked the Securities and Exchange Commission…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications &...

New SEC Rules Disqualifying "Bad Actors" in Private Fundraising

Earlier this summer, together with some of my partners within DLA Piper (Christopher Paci, Jason Harmon, Darryl Steinhause and Wesley Nissen), I wrote an article about new SEC regulations concerning private offerings. The final…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New SEC General Solicitation Rules Go Into Effect

On July 10, 2013 the US Securities and Exchange Commission adopted much-anticipated amendments to its regulations on private offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that lift the more…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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