Hey VC Industry - What time is it?

I tend to be an optimist and have been accused by friends (and others) of being too rosy in my outlook. If that's true, I suspect it is because of athletics. I have played sports all my life and I've found that, in sports, the competition is fierce and if you believe that you can't win, you...

SEC Not Quite Ready to Lift General Solicitation Ban

Many of us are anxiously awaiting the SEC's implementation of the rules that will allow funds and companies to engage in general solicitations as part of their fundraising efforts. The SEC was directed to implement those rules within 90 days of the JOBS Act's passage. Although not much of a surprise...

Tax Changes Are Looming

Tax planning can be challenging at any time of year, but this year may be more challenging than normal. As with any presidential election year, there is a lot of legislative uncertainty leading into 2013. Adding even more fuel to the fire, there are a number of significant tax rate changes scheduled...

Q2 2012 Highlights Growing Number of Corporate VC Investments

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) recently published an article that may indicate an increasing role of Corporate Venture Capital's increasing role in the startup investments arena, as reflected in Money Tree's Investment Analysis Report issued for Q2 2012. The data from Money Tree's...