Monthly Archives: July 2015

Secondary Market For Startups Scrutinized

Recent reports are that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the sale of hot technology stocks in the secondary market. The Division of Enforcement is looking into middle men involved in those sales who have misrepresented their access to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming The Norm For Startups

The Kaufman Foundation has found that most startups finance their businesses using, in the following order 67.2% used personal savings, 51.8% bank loans, 34.0% credit cards, 20.9% family, 11.9% business acquaintances, 7.7% angel investors, 7.5% close friends, 6.5% venture capital, … Continue reading

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SEC OKs Use of Twitter

A registrant may make a public announcement about its offering, provided that it complies with the requirements of the contents of the announcement under Rule 134 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. However, Twitter and other social media … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: As Old As Time

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just ruled in favor of Kickstarter who protested the patent filing by ArtistShare for patent protection on Artist Share’s crowdfunding “method.” The court said that crowdfunding cannot be patented … Continue reading

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