Monthly Archives: July 2015

When It’s Over…

Let’s face it, a majority of startups fail. So, as a director, to whom do you owe your duties when the company becomes insolvent (the definition of which can be subject to interpretation)? According to a recent article in the … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Committee Passes Extension of Tax Write-off For Filmmakers

A large bipartisan majority the Senate Finance Committee last week passed a bipartisan package of more than 50 tax extenders that includes a 2 year extension to Sec. 181 permitting immediate write-off of film/television production expenses up to first $15 … Continue reading

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Use Grants to Bootstrap Before Crowdfunding

Tech entrepreneurs that have an application that could be used in agriculture may want to look at the folks who are providing grants in that field, including: the Agricultural Technology Adoption Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller … Continue reading

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Roadmap To Getting “Bad Actor” Disqualification Waived

A recent SEC no-action letter provides a road map as to how to get the staff to waive your “bad actor” disqualification from participating in private placements: claim that there was no “intent” to commit the act; say that the … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Museum Crowdfunds Armstrong Spacesuit Exhibit

With the 46th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon, the Smithsonian Museum’s National Air and Space Museum has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 to conserve, digitize and exhibit his Apollo 11 spacesuit. With … Continue reading

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California Drought Turning Farmers to Ag Tech

The California drought is causing farmers to turn to tech for creative, off-the-grid solutions. The Wall Street Journal today discusses a number of new technologies that are helping farmers cope, including Moasis that sells a non-toxic gel that, when mixed … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunding Exit Results in Multiple Return on Investment

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, announced the first crowdfunded company exit with the sale of E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric car sharing club for businesses and communities, to Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental and mobility … Continue reading

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