Category Archives: Startup Law

The Troubles With The New Crowdfunding Law


Everyone is very excited about the new crowdfunding-for-securities law. Crowdfunding is a great idea–in concept. And now we have a new law which is about to make crowdfunding for securities a reality, at least in some sense. The trouble? The … Continue reading

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Accredited Crowdfunding

The SEC, Accredited Crowdfunding, And The Art Of Hair Splitting Summary of Remarks of Joe Wallin to Section 201 of the JOBS Act Given at a Presentation to the Angel Capital Association, Northwest Regional Meeting, held in Seattle, Washington, on … Continue reading

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My Favorite Part of the JOBS Act

There has been a lot of ink spilled about the JOBS Act, especially its “crowdfunding for securities” provisions. The JOBS Act is an exciting piece of legislation for the startup community. What is my favorite part of the Act? Section … Continue reading

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Don’t “Defer” Compensation

By Joe Wallin Many times I have seen the following happen: a company is running out of money. In order to keep going, the team is going to have to take pay cuts. The Founder & CEO tells the team–”We’ll … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Current Legalities & Proposals

A few days ago, someone posted a question on the Seattle Tech Startups email list about crowdfunding. The gist of the question was, “Hey, I’m seeing a bunch of advertisements for workshops on selling securities through crowdfunding. Wouldn’t this be … Continue reading

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