The investment crowdfunding exemption that eventually made its way into the 2012 JOBS Act is a mess. But there's a bill in the current session of the North Carolina General Assembly that does not repeat the mistake of the federal legislators.
Ted Wang's Series Seed equity financing documents are gaining real traction. The virtues of standardizing seed financing terms include the potential for lowering legal costs.
Is there really a need for a law to prohibit employers from asking employees and job applicants for the passwords to their personal Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts? It would seem so, from the sheer number of state legislatures which are...
The fiscal cliff legislation includes a tax benefit for investment in startups. The provision is actually a revival of an earlier 100% exclusion that had been allowed to expire at the end of 2011. But it's back, has effect through 2013, and applies...
Pressure on the SEC to write rules to implement investment crowdfunding under the JOBS Act is misplaced. The pressure should be put on Congress to come up with workable investment crowdfunding legislation.
Yet another Federal Trade Commission proposed consent order underscores how limited the agency's authority is, when it comes to the business practices of online services and ad networks. In this case, an ad network engaged in "browser history...
This article introduces the "confection theory" of entity formation: LLCs are like hard, sour lemon drops, whereas corporations are pieces of milk chocolate that melt in your mouth.
Jason Calacanis' live crowdfunding iPhone app for his LAUNCH startup company pitch event is slightly ahead of its time - and probably not something that is going to be legal under non-accredited investor equity crowdfunding.
A speaker-by-speaker rundown of the public, morning sessions of the SEC's 2012 Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.
This post generates the idea that the best investor protection in equity crowdfunding might be to put the investor in charge. If issuers can take investment only from "Individual Crowdfunding Accounts," then the need for other regulation falls away.