Author Archives: Joe Wallin

About Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin focuses on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investors in U.S. businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public.

Intrastate Crowdfunding and the 499 Shareholder Problem

In prior posts I have lamented the problems with the federal crowdfunding law.  The SEC is still behind on finalizing rules implementing the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act. In the meantime, Washington State and a handful of other states have … Continue reading

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How Does Private Equity Develop M&A Investment Strategies?

Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q3 session. This session will address questions such as: How does private equity develop M&A investment strategies? What is the investment life cycle of various different types of investments? How does … Continue reading

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WTIA Tech in Focus: Crowdfunding

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is hosting an event that brings together industry experts to answer questions for startups regarding the new Washington state crowdfunding law. Washington’s new crowdfunding bill will allow companies to up to $1 million from … Continue reading

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Talking to Dan Levitan

Last week I had the good fortune (thanks to Buzz Bruggeman (@buzzmodo)) to interview Dan Levitan (@levitan) of Maveron in front of a large group of people (meetup.com says more than 200!). Rachel Lerman (@rachelerman) of the Puget Sound Business Journal … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup

A new state law signed earlier this year opens crowdfunding to ordinary investors, making it easier for startups to sell shares to raise money. Now you have the opportunity to get the latest updates from the state legislator, regulators, and crowdfunding … Continue reading

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