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Psssst! Is the Startup Bubble Bursting?

Hear that? It may be the startup bubble bursting in Silicon Valley as startup funding dropped 25% in Q1 2016 from Q4 2015. The Wall Street Journal says it’s the largest drop in investment since the dot com bust, with … Continue reading

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What Are They Thinking?

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules to, among other things,  permit general advertising for private placements (Reg. D offerings) provided that the issuer takes reasonable steps to verify that all purchasers are “accredited investors” as defined by … Continue reading

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Central Investor Database for Crowd Funding?

At a meeting with the SEC in June, some in attendance thought that the SEC might be backing the idea of creating a safe harbor for funding portals if they use a central investor database to check on whether the … Continue reading

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