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- How Does Venture Capital Work?
When starting up a business, one thing virtually every business owner runs into is a need for funding. There are a few ways one can acquire these funds, like dipping into personal savings, taking out bank loans, or through traditional stock sales. But, for a lot of money fast, one approach that is increasingly popular in the Internet age is venture capital. But what is it and how does it work?
- Crowdfunding, Crowdinvesting, Kickstarter, and the JOBS Act
In 2012, the US federal government passed a bill called the JOBS act. Among its provisions was one allowing for small investments in exchange for equity in that company or project without having to go through the SEC or qualify as an investor. What is the difference between crowdinvesting and crowdfunding, what is Kickstarter, and how does it all work from a legal standpoint?
- JOBS Act: Initial Public Offering “On-Ramp”
The JOBS Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, is intended to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to the capital markets for smaller companies. In an effort to facilitate capital-raising for private companies, the JOBS Act created a new class of issuer known as an “emerging growth company,” or an EGC.
- JOBS Act: Small Public Offerings – New Regulation A+
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (JOBS Act). The JOBS Act is intended to facilitate the creation of new jobs by easing securities law burdens on capital-raising activities by smaller companies.
- JOBS Act: SEC Must Amend Reg D to Permit Advertising for Private Offerings to Accredited Investors
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) has made several important changes to federal securities laws. One of these changes has been to require the SEC to eliminate the restriction under Regulation D prohibiting general solicitation and advertising in connection with certain private offerings.
- JOBS Act Makes Major Revisions to Securities Laws; Eases Capital-Raising for Smaller Companies
The JOBS Act is intended to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to the capital markets for emerging growth companies. The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions designed to ease capital-raising for private companies, including:
- How to Raise Money for Your Company
For many private and public companies raising funds is essential to get over the hump and on the road to revenues and eventual profits. There are several things companies can do to increase their chances of successfully raising money on favorable terms.
- Venture Capital Terms: A Primer
Whether you are a company looking to raise financing or a potential investor, make sure you understand the important concepts that you will invariably be confronted with in a venture capital transaction. Even if your business is not at the juncture of raising financing, understanding the key terms now will help you start to position the company for an eventual financing round down the road. This Article provides an overview of some of the important terms in a venture deal.