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Equity Crowdfunding: For Illinois, This Is Just the Beginning

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

One of the top questions for every start-up and entrepreneur is, “Where am I going to get my funding?” After all, having a great product is one thing, but bringing that product to market, attracting a customer base, and...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Pro Rata Works in Venture Capital Deals - VC’s suffer from FOMO just like the rest of us. ...more

Entrepreneur Minute: Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Use Reward-Based Crowdfunding

by Baker Donelson on

Geri Stengel of Ventureneer discusses why women succeed with crowdfunding. Baker Donelson's Entrepreneur Minute features attorneys, entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing advice on starting, growing and running your...more

Five Things to Consider Before Launching a Crowdfunding Offering

by Smith Anderson on

In 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding. This created a new way for small companies to raise the capital they need to build their businesses by publicly offering investments...more

Want to Ruin Your Relationships? Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Startup

by WilmerHale on

When you need cash to fuel your startup, it’s tempting to “think local.” The people with the strongest ties to you—relatives, friends, college roommates, running buddies, and co-workers—are the ones who believe in you. You’d...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - December 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, Our client, Benji Cohen, was running an Energy Markets Division at Macquarie when he had a lightbulb moment. Everywhere he looked valuation models were being put together in...more

Boston Brewpub Hopsters Raises Fastest Reg CF Crowdfunding Ever

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

A brew pub—Hopsters Brewery—has raised more than $600,000 in what industry insiders are calling the "fastest crowdfund offering ever." The Boston-area brew pub and eatery used the WeFunders platform to raise funds in...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - November, 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Tough Questions You Must Discuss Before You Take the Money - VCs and the founders should get on the same page before signing on the dotted line. ...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, The world of raising capital for emerging companies has experienced a revolution. Prior to the enactment of the JOBS Act in 2012, raising capital for private companies was...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Long-Term Success Starts With Managing Your Startup's Runway - This week’s post is all about fundraising. Managing your startup’s money can be just as...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom - Equity crowdfunding went live this week under the SEC’s recent rulemaking, but many...more

2016 Venture Capital Report

by WilmerHale on

The 2016 Venture Capital Report provides an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns, and a look at trends in venture capital...more

New Crowdfunding Rules for Issuers: Opportunities or Landmines? - Part III

by WilmerHale on

This is the third post in our three-part blog post exploring Regulation Crowdfunding and its provisions before the final rules become effective on May 16, 2016. Practical Takeaways from Regulation Crowdfunding...more

SEC Approves New Crowdfunding Rules

Fulfilling a promise made more than three and a half years ago, on Friday the SEC approved final rules for Regulation Crowdfunding ("Reg CF"), the last remaining component of the JOBS Act of 2012. Reg CF aims to create a...more

Crowdfunding: A Potential Cash Source for Business That Could Make a Well-Intentioned Company's Financial State Worse

by Stoel Rives LLP on

“Crowdfunding”: In broad terms, it’s a decade-old means to an end for those with bright ideas and dim financials who hope to bring an inspired cause to market. As established as the practice is, with the more recent explosion...more

Crowdfunding 101: The Four Types You Need To Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This post was originally written by Dylan Rochon, 2015 Foley & Lardner LLP Startup Connector. The term “crowdfunding” is closely associated with websites such as Kickstarter.com and GoFundMe.com. These sites provide a...more

What is Crowdfunding Anyway?

Rarely has a capital markets concept been more ambiguous, and potentially more confusing, than crowdfunding. It seems that everyone has his or her own definition, which sometimes varies depending on the circumstances. ...more

Crowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 3): Potential Dangers

This is the third in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter campaign, triggering the...more

Crowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 2): The JOBS Act

Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more

FTC Announces First Action Involving Crowdfunding

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week, the FTC announced its first legal action involving crowdfunding. For those of you who don’t know, crowdfunding is the practice of raising money for a project by seeking contributions from a large number of people,...more

Crowdfunding Isn’t Charity

“How do I get backers for my project?” - You see this question asked frequently on social media sites. The projects are sometimes serious, but have often advanced little more than a dream. The person seeking funds may...more

Misuse of Funds Dooms Crowdfunding Board Game Project

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

For those participating in the crowdfunding for The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, their investment was doomed by the promoter who used the funds for himself. In its first crowdfunding case, the Federal Trade Commission...more

Income Tax & Crowdfunding

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

Income tax may not be front of mind when starting a crowdfunding campaign, but early consideration of the issues could prevent a panic-inducing call from the Australian Taxation Office. The choice of crowdfunding model...more

More Provinces Crowd into Crowdfunding, but Not Yet Ontario or Alberta

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On May 14, 2015, the securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the Crowdfunding Jurisdictions) announced that they have implemented, or expect to implement,...more

Mini-bonds – So good things come in small packages?

by Reed Smith on

This may be a slightly odd question with which to start a legal blog post, but do you like burritos, wine, or chocolate? Who doesn’t, right? If only there was a way of making money off your addiction to tasty Mexican treats...more

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