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Securities Law 101

If you are the founder of a startup, unless you plan to self-fund and never grant stock options or other types of compensatory equity awards, you will need to familiarize yourself with both federal and state securities laws. The reason?  … Continue reading

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What should you do before generally soliciting?

What happens on September 23rd? You can generally solicit your private company securities offering under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D. What are the drawbacks? 1. You can only accept “accredited investors.” What is an “accredited investor”? Generally this means a … Continue reading

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Why Is September 23rd An Exciting Day?

On September 23rd something very important happens. For the first time since we’ve been alive (at least, most of us), private companies will be able to generally solicit and generally advertise their all accredited investor Rule 506 securities offerings. Yes, … Continue reading

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The SEC’s Proposed Reg D Rules: Why We Care

The SEC has proposed new rules to govern angel and venture financings. If you are not familiar with the securities law, Rule 506 of Regulation D is the most commonly relied upon securities law exemption for early stage companies raising … Continue reading

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You Can’t Tweet That

There is a lot being written in the press and in the blogs right now about the SEC lifting the 80-year old ban on general solicitation of private companies’ securities offerings. There is a lot of excitement about the possibilities. … Continue reading

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