Getting To “No”
One of the biggest frustrations we hear from our clients about the capital raise process is that VCs are non-responsive or unwilling to make a firm investment decision. To help with this, I reached out to several VCs whom we see on a regular basis to ask for their input.
The Four External Pillars of a Small Business
Starting a business is hard work. There are lots of pitfalls to navigate, and some are impossible to avoid. But it’s not as hard to get help as you may think. Every small business (and this includes startups) should have […]
Securities Straight Talk Vol. 4: Why you Need to Consider Blue Sky Laws Before Conducting a Capital Raise
Not taking securities laws into account prior to the start of your offering can create a dark cloud over your otherwise bright, sun-shiny raise.
Securities Straight Talk Vol. 2: Out With the Old (Rule 505), In With the New (Rule 504)
The SEC released its final ruling that amends Rule 504 and repeals Rule 505, altering Reg D as we know it. In a nutshell, the SEC has combined the best of Rule 504 (unlimited investors, no accredited investor requirement, no burdensome disclosures) with the best of Rule 505 (a $5,000,000 offering limit).
Securities Straight Talk Vol. 1: Securities Laws Matter To Startups (Yes, Yours Too)
So, what exactly is a security, and how does it relate to my startup? In this blog series, we will provide the straight talk on federal and state securities laws to help you navigate the web of regulation.
Don’t Have Enough Authorized Shares? There’s A Fix For That
Last September, the Texas legislature ratified Subchapter R, giving Texas for-profit corporations a statutory device for ratifying what were once considered void or voidable corporate acts or issuances of company shares. The new legislation applies to well-established and newly formed […]
Who’s Drafting Your Pitch Deck?
The following thoughts and links should provide some basic insight into how to produce an effective pitch deck that cleanly and accurately reflects your company and its potential.
Selected Offering Exemptions
To help you understand all of the available private offering exemptions, we’ve compiled details on the old Reg D avenues, and the new crowdfunding ones, into a single page and have created a handy chart for your review.
DFS Legislative Development Summary: Clarification of Legal Status Opens Doors for Daily Contests, but Regulations Set Roadblocks for Smaller Operators
With opinions from attorney generals and legislative developments arriving daily, staying on top of the shifting legal environments of every state can be a chore for any fantasy sports operator. But when you’re trying to get your fantasy sports startup off […]