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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 6 Pain Points Any Fast-Scaling Startup Needs to Know - Scaling is a crucial stage in a startup’s early life....more

Regulation A+: For Smaller Companies (and ICOs) a Better Way to Go Public?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

With the proliferation of smaller companies seeking to grow their businesses, gain credibility and access capital, Regulation A+ is now increasingly being used as a fundraising tool. ...more

Technology and Life Sciences IPO Survey – 2017, Full Year

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This report analyzes key aspects of initial public offerings (IPOs) for technology and life sciences companies that went public in 2017, with emphasis on data from the second half of the year. Our IPO Survey was developed for...more

PIPE Transactions 2017

PIPE transactions have provided a useful capital-raising alternative when the public markets are inhospitable. A PIPE transaction also has become the financing of choice when it comes time to raise capital to finance an...more

Entrepreneurs Look to Angels and Micro-VCs for Cash

by WilmerHale on

You don’t need me to tell you it’s a rough world out there for startups. Venture capitalists have been unusually stingy lately, hanging on to billions of dollars they’d typically be channeling into promising young...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Fourth Quarter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Background - This report analyzes the terms of 190 venture financings closed in the fourth quarter of 2017 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. Overview of Results - Valuation Results Remain Strong...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Venture Debt Funding for Startups Venture debt may be a timely tool to finance an acquisition or to raise growth capital, all while...more

Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Initial Public Offering Checklist

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada’s world leading renewable energy and clean technology capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and...more

Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Initial Public Offering Checklist

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada’s world leading oil and gas capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical...more

Mining Initial Public Offering Checklist

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada’s world leading mining capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical know-how....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Even as JPMorgan has set the playing field for his successor (Daniel Pinto v. Gordon Smith, FYI), head honcho Jamie Dimon is making it clear that he’s not about to go anywhere anytime soon....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 5 New Venture Deliverables Put You Ahead of the Crowd - Building a thorough business plan helps many founders articulate and express their ideas to investors....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January, 2018

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to articulate your technology to investors and customers - Consider these tips when explaining your technology to investors and customers to maximize the...more

Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrencies Will be a Priority for FINRA in 2018

In a ten page letter that previews the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) priorities for 2018, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and transactions involving cryptocurrencies....more

The SEC and Plaintiffs’ Class Action Attorneys Are Targeting Initial Coin Offerings

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Issuers and other professionals participating in Initial Coin Offerings — widely known as ICOs — are facing the increasing threat of both U.S. Securities Exchange Commission enforcement actions and private class action suits...more

Company Abandons ICO, Agrees to Cease-and-Desist; SEC Chairman Issues ICO Warning

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

December 11, 2017 was a day of reckoning for entrepreneurs conducting or contemplating initial coin offerings, and for securities professionals who advise them. ...more

What's on the horizon?

by Hogan Lovells on

Our corporate law horizon spotter looks ahead at the regulatory agenda for 2018 and 2019 and highlights the key items which may affect you and your business. If you have any queries on anything on the horizon, speak to your...more

Crowdfunding 101

by LeClairRyan on

“Crowdfunding” offers an option to startups and small businesses to raise capital, although it is a greatly misunderstood and misused term. It refers to the pooling of money from a crowd for the funding of a project or...more

Investing Intelligently in an E-Commerce Company: Challenges & Potential Innovations

by Dentons on

By 2027, Singapore’s e-commerce market is predicted to grow five-fold – to at least US $5.4 billion (S$7.5 billion), according to a study by Google and Temasek Holdings. E-commerce markets in other parts of Asia are also...more

SEC Halts Initial Coin Offering; Chair Clayton Speaks

Munchee Inc., a California-based company selling digital tokens to investors to raise capital for its blockchain-based food review service halted its initial coin offering (ICO) after being contacted by the SEC. Munchee Inc....more

Permanent Capital Vehicles in Emerging African Markets

by Dentons on

What are Permanent Capital Vehicles? Permanent Capital Vehicles (PCVs) are becoming increasingly popular in private equity, being deployed in emerging markets and sub-Saharan Africa in particular....more

Legal Considerations in Pre-IPO Crossover Financings

by WilmerHale on

An increasingly common financing strategy for companies expecting to conduct an initial public offering (IPO), particularly in the life sciences space, is to conduct a ‘‘crossover’’ financing shortly prior to the IPO....more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q3 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 has continued in Q3. Amounts raised in Q3 2017 kept pace with the near-record highs earlier in the year. In addition, up...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - November, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How to Be the Startup VCs Want to Invest In - While most founders know that a venture capital firm’s decision to invest in a startup is strategic and based on...more

U.S. House of Representatives Acts to Create New Category of Exempt Transaction Under the Securities Act of 1933

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act. The vote was largely along party lines, with Rep. Walter Jones from North Carolina’s third district casting the lone...more

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