Tag Archives: Venture Capital

President Obama signed the JOBS Act! Now what?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve received the same two questions from numerous people: Can I start using my Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn account (etc.) to raise funds for my company? Can I start crowdfunding my company?

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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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Relaxing The Ban On General Solicitation

Raising capital is tough and using all of the free social media resources available to you is tempting. However, under current law, if you are a startup trying to raise capital, you have to be extremely careful how you go … Continue reading

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The Stagecraft of Raising Money

If you’ve ever seen the movie Field of Dreams, then you know the term, “Build it and they will come” referring to a guy who builds a baseball stadium in his corn field in the middle of nowhere. People told … Continue reading

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“Crowdfunding”: An Idea Whose Time Has (Legally) Come?

By DC Sanders The idea of crowdfunding has been around for some time, but is only now getting traction among lawmakers who can bring about the loosening of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) restrictions and make the practice a readily … Continue reading

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