Baseball Analogy Catches Differences in Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Theories
We analyzed the terms of 166 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2015 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
- Overview of Fenwick & West Results
- Valuation results continued...more
Supreme Court rules in favour of taxpayer in landmark case regarding UK tax treatment of Delaware LLCs.
On 1 July 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited ruling in the case of Anson v Commissioners for Her...more
The firm indicated the new fund will invest in advancements in science that may lead to therapeutic interventions in genetic diseases, cancer and orphan diseases, as well as back new technologies focused on the development of...more
Contents of Offering Statement -
For many years, SEC Regulation A languished as an exemption from registration that nobody really used. Although securities issued in a Regulation A offering are not “restricted...more
In This Issue:
- From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2015
- Price and Preference: Part 2
- Haves and Have Nots in Venture Financings
- Excerpt from Price and Preference: Part...more
Digital health, a category that was virtually nonexistent five years ago, has exploded in recent years and shows the potential to remake the way healthcare is delivered worldwide. Rock Health, the digital health incubator,...more
If your company is ready for investment, congratulations! You've reached a milestone. Now you must ensure that both you and your investors have a documented understanding of the terms under which they will make a financial...more
In late 2013, startup accelerator Y Combinator unveiled its Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) investment instrument as an alternative to convertible debt. While SAFE templates appeared in...more
With a total of 284 U.S. operating company IPOs in 2014, the U.S. securities market might appear to be on an upswing – after all, this was its biggest year since the dot com era ended in 2000. Nonetheless, this figure does...more
This event will bring together a select group of health care providers, health technology companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore new ideas, growth strategies and potential partnerships. Industry leaders will...more
OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more
Regulators, news media and investors continue to sharpen their focus on the types of expenses borne directly and indirectly by private funds. While much of the attention has fallen on private equity funds, managers of hedge...more
Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2014. The report, which is...more
The EU prospectus regime, based on Directive 2003/71/EC (the “Prospective Directive”) as amended, has been in place now for nearly 10 years and was due to be reviewed by the European Commission by 1 January 2016. However, the...more
On February 19, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106), which are expected to come into force this spring....more
2014 was a great year for startups seeking funding. Two of the leading reporting companies, PitchBook and CB Insights, report similar trends (both of these reports focus on funding by traditional financial venture...more
Novartis Pharmaceuticals has announced it has formed a joint investment company with Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment group of Qualcomm....more
An academic study titled “The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index®: Third Quarter—2014” (Mark V. Cannice, Ph. D, Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San...more
Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter of 2014. ...more
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Orrick Technology IPO Insights, a quarterly publication highlighting trends in U.S. information technology company IPOs. We isolate technology companies in order to analyze and present...more
So how do biotech ventures govern themselves to run efficiently while complying with state corporate law statutes and state and federal securities laws and regulations imposed by stock exchanges? Frugality that is often...more
As demonstrated during this week's inaugural London technology week there are an increasing number of UK start-ups competing for limited investment capital. In this crowded market, how do you make sure that your start-up...more
1 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MAIN MARKET?
- Access to capital – Joining the Main Market will provide the company with access to a wide institutional and retail shareholder base and a deep pool of capital,...more
We analyzed the terms of 156 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Valuation results in 1Q14 were very...more
Earlier this month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the first quarter of...more
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