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Defining A Venture Capital Fund -- Is This A Risk Worth Taking?

by Joseph Magnas Excerpt: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") contains numerous mandates for rulemaking and studies by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and other governmental agencies. Accordingly, many of...

Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 3 – What is a “Qualifying Investment”?

This is the third post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously, I provided a general overview...

Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 4 – What is a “Qualifying Portfolio Company”?

This is the fourth post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously in the first installment of...

Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 5 – What Short Term Holdings May a VC Fund Invest in?

This is the fifth post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously in the first installment of...

Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 6 – What is the “Non-Qualifying Basket?”

This is the sixth post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously in the first installment of this...

Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 7 – Restrictions on Leverage

This is the seventh post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously in the first installment of...