The SEC recently gave its blessing to a marriage of old and new:  traditional private placements conducted via the Internet. In doing so it lifted the veil on how VC firms can create “pre-existing, substantive relationships” with initially anonymous web-based investors.

Copyright: karenr / 123RF Stock Photo
Copyright: karenr / 123RF Stock Photo

Something Old

Sandra Romaszewski writes:

Although not a new issue or requirement, many U.S. companies, including emerging companies and their parent companies, affiliates and investors, may not be aware of certain reporting requirements required by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act).  In general terms, the Act governs the reporting of investments made

JR Lanis writes:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued new rules, termed Regulation A+, which were promulgated under Section 401 of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, also known as the JOBS Act, which expand upon the previous Regulation A. The new rules ease securities laws to allow smaller and independent investors to

JR Lanis writes:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) inclusive interpretations of the terms “spouse” and “marriage.”  This update brings SEC regulations into compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s exclusion of lawfully wedded

Effective as of January 1, 2015, issuers of securities filing Form D Notice Filings with Delaware will be required to pay a fee with their submission based on the amount of the offering in Delaware. Specifically, the fee is equal to one-half of one percent of the maximum aggregate offering price of securities to be