Archive for October 2013

The world of equity fundraising has really changed since September 23, when the SEC rules lifting the ban on general solicitation became effective. We’ve seen entrepreneurs use new ways to promote their investment opportunities, but we’ve also seen media coverage with many questions and misinformation about everything from how to verify that investors are accredited investors to what really makes a deal “generally solicited”.  Questions and comments still abound about the proposed rules on Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156.

Startups, investors, and the startup support community are asking lots of questions in the media and directly to ACA and other organizations. So I want to let you know about a couple of resources that can help you navigate these waters:

  • Webinar on October 3 at 4p Eastern – The New SEC Rules and What the Startup Community Needs to Know. This program, a partnership of the Angel Capital Association and Global Accelerator Network, is for startups and the innovation and support community to learn about the new and proposed SEC Rules on General Solicitation. These rules will really change how entrepreneurs raise equity capital – particularly if they participate in demo days and economic development venture forums (many of which will be considered general solicitation based on regulatory language and discussions to date). Hear the information from angel investors, legal counsel and get a chance to ask questions. Registration and information is available here.

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Tapping into America’s Biomedical Seed Fund by Ethel Rubin  on  February 12
The Seraf Method to Valuing Startups: Exit Practicalities by Ham and Christopher LM  on  January 16