Crowdfunding, The JOBS Act and Private/ Angel Investments in 2012
September 26, 2012
The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67
Seattle, Washington 98121
Crowdfunding is perhaps the most exciting change ever in the way U.S. companies can raise growth funds. It is very new, and still being defined, but seems to be a way to raise funds over the Internet from both fans and investors. Fans invest by buying advanced copies of software or games, investors have a different path. But what are the rules? How does it work?
Signed into law by President Obama in April of this year, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is a major effort to pump life into our sluggish economy. Its stated purpose? Reduce regulations and increase access to capital. It provides the path to legalized crowdfunding through selling securities and relaxed rules for a small issuer “IPO onramp,” and may be the most sweeping change to the federal securities laws since the New Deal. It is complex, so what do lawyers and entrepreneurs need to know now?
This conference will focus on both the practical and legal aspects of crowdfunding, for those seeking funds from fans and investors alike. Our panels will explore what is going on now with sites like Kickstarter, what portals are emerging for stock sales, and how the new law and related regulations may impact private financings, preferred stock terms, and IPOs for years to come. Any attorney or business person who wants to know how private companies will raise growth funds from now on must attend!
Thank you to the Seminar Sponsor Puget Sound Venture Club.
This seminar is approved for the following credits
This course has been approved by the Washington State Bar for 6.75 hours of Washington MCLE credit.
This course has been approved by the Commission on CLE of the Supreme Court of Delaware for 6.8 credits.
This course has been approved by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for 7.0 CLE credits.
This course may qualify for CPE credits; please check with your state board’s requirements.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone Who Wants to Understand Crowdfunding and the Latest Trends Affecting Crowdfunding Today
The Seminar Group
18850 103rd Ave SW Suite 123 PO Box 523
Vashon, Washington 98070
United States of America
Contact: Margi Amstrup