Every year just after Labor Day, I take a step back and survey the most important current trends and developments in the world of Directors’ and Officers’ liability and D&O insurance. This year’s survey is set out below. Once again...
While preparing a post about the recent legal
developments related to crowdfunding, I came across a blog article that provides
practical advice on how to run an effective crowdfunding campaign. Although the
author uses Kickstarter as a platform example...
In this post, I would like to summarize the information I
posted previously about crowdfunding and discuss the kind of company or
individual that would benefit the most from this type of financing. In the
donor-based model of crowdfunding, it would...
For startups looking to raise capital, Rule 506 of Regulation D is probably the most commonly used exemption from securities registration requirements. It allows a company to make offers and sales to an unlimited number of accredited investors in order...
Yesterday, the SEC finally released its proposed rule to amend Rule 506 of Regulation D to eliminate the general solicitation prohibition for private placement offerings . As I've discussed in a previous post, the SEC's continued delays in issuing...
On May 3, 2011, I participated in the panel discussion
titled "Creative Alternative Financing - Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing" at
the 2011 MBE Annual Meeting organized by New York & New Jersey Minority
Supplier Development Council. I...
The JOBS Act contained two provisions that have the potential to help startups in their capital-raising efforts: (1) reform of Regulation D, which will permit more widespread solicitation of angel investors (this is also frequently referred to as the...
Crowdfunding is a method of raising funds for a business
venture or a project by requesting a small amount of money from a large number
of people (typically through the Internet). An average amount of money raised
is between $2,000 and $10,000.