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Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 3: Dividends

This post is the third in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.  In the prior two posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term sheet and discussed bi...
by Strictly Business on Nov 17, 2013

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 2: Valuation, Capitalization Tables, and Price per Share

This post is the second in a series giving practical advice to startups on understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet.  Previously, we provided a general overview of venture capital terms sheets and some of the pitfalls a startup may...
by Strictly Business on Oct 14, 2013

Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 1: Introductory Remarks

This post is the first in a series giving practical advice to startups on understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. One of the most significant events in a startup company’s life cycle is raising its first round of venture capital...
by Strictly Business on Sep 29, 2013

First Enforcement Action Taken Against Crowdfunding Site

For the first time, regulators are taking action against one of the many crowdfunding sites that have sprung up since the passage of the JOBS Act.  The Ohio Division of Securities issued a notice of intent to issue a cease-and-desist order against t...
by Strictly Business on Sep 15, 2013

AngelList Posts Thoughtful Comments to Proposed SEC Form D Regulations

On August 12, 2013, the crowdfunding platform AngelList submitted some really great and thoughtful comments to the SEC with respect to the SEC’s proposed Reg. D amendments related to new Form D filing requirements and enhanced penalties for failure...
by Strictly Business on Aug 28, 2013

SEC’s Proposed Regulation D Rules Generates Wide Ranging Concern

In my last post, I discussed new proposed Regulation D rules which impose new obligations upon issuers of securities in private placements. In that post, I expressed some concern that these new rules could be quite burdensome, especially the rule di...
by Strictly Business on Aug 8, 2013

SEC Proposes New Form D Filing Requirements

On July 10, 2013, the same day it announced the adoption of rules permitting general solicitation under certain conditions and disqualifying “bad actors,” the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed new rules entitled “Amendments to...
by Strictly Business on Jul 21, 2013

SEC Implements the “Bad Actor” Disqualification Provisions of Dodd-Frank

Previously, I summarized the Securities and Exchange Commission’s implementing regulations of Title II of the JOBS Act, lifting the ban on general solicitation for offerings exempt under Rule 506 of Regulation D, which were finalized on July 10, 20...
by Strictly Business on Jul 16, 2013

The SEC Finally Lifts the Ban on General Solicitation

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its regulations lifting the ban on general solicitation pursuant to Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”). The lifting of the ban will take effect...
by Strictly Business on Jul 15, 2013

The JOBS Act, a Year Later – Part 7: Titles V and VI and Concluding Thoughts

This post is the seventh and final in a series examining the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) one year after its passage and focuses on Titles V and VI of the law and provides some final concluding thoughts. Titles V an...
by Strictly Business on Jun 17, 2013

The JOBS Act, a Year Later – Part 2.5: The IPO On-Ramp (the Other Side of the Coin)

Last week, I commented on the IPO On-Ramp provisions of the JOBS Act.  Generally, my thoughts are that the IPO On-Ramp has been a modest success.  That said, there are those that disagree.  Here’s a post by Zachary Seward presenting the othe...
by Strictly Business on Apr 5, 2013


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