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SEC REPORT FINDS MOST COMPANIES USE A REG D 506 OFFERING

The SEC’s Risk Fin Division has issued a 9-page report entitled “Capital Raising in the U.S. the Significance of Unregistered Offerings Using the Regulation D Exemption” using the numbers from Form D filings since early ’09. Their goal was to understand the amount of capital raised. Continue reading “SEC REPORT FINDS MOST COMPANIES USE A REG D 506 OFFERING”

ONLINE SERVICE MATCHES INVESTORS TO ENTREPRENEURS

Companies seeking to raise funds through private placements from angels or venture capitalist just obtained a new tool in their arsenal. AngelSoft, a New York company that makes software to assist investors track their portfolios has created a new online marketplace, Gust, designed to facilitate introductions between potential investors and start-up companies. Continue reading “ONLINE SERVICE MATCHES INVESTORS TO ENTREPRENEURS”

THE TALE OF TWO COMPANIES

WHAT’S BETTER FOR YOUR COMPANY — CROWDFUNDING OR GENERAL ADVERTISING?

Don had a great idea for an International Jazz & Blues website.  He has a popular blog with lots of followers and a number of advertisers. Don had done his homework; he has a business plan, financial projections, and estimated use of proceeds for the $600,000 he wants to raise.  Continue reading “THE TALE OF TWO COMPANIES”

SENATE PASSES SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT BILL

Finally the senate has passed a version of the House’s small business investment bill which combines six different bills into one. It’s good news for companies, especially start-ups, as it will allow companies to utilizing a Regulation D, Rule 506 offering to accredited investors, to advertise. This is a real deal changer for companies. Since it does not mirror the House’s version, either the House will have to re-vote on it or the House and Senate will have to negotiate a compromise.

GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & START-UPS FINALLY YOU CAN ADVERTISE FOR CAPITAL

Today, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS”), a collection of laws which eases regulations for small businesses and start-ups raising capital and provided more flexibility in how and when companies go public. Continue reading “GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & START-UPS FINALLY YOU CAN ADVERTISE FOR CAPITAL”