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An Emerging Trend in Early-Stage Company Financing? - After Years of Growing Ubiquity of Convertible Notes, a Return to Priced Equity Rounds

USA - July 14 2016 After years of increasing acceptance of and reliance on convertible note financings as a mechanism for funding early-stage companies, we have noted a...

Matthew E. Uretsky, Jared M. Sorin.


The State of the City (the Greater NYC Metro Region) in Angel and Venture Financing

USA - March 11 2016 It turns out that all of the boasting about the Greater NYC metro region rapidly becoming that heretofore elusive "Silicon Alley" is an emerging...

Jared M. Sorin.


Qualified Small Business Stock Tax Incentives Made Permanent

USA - December 22 2015 On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act”), a measure...

Jeffrey S. Muller, Matthew E. Uretsky, Alan F. Kornstein.


SEC (finally) adopts new equity crowdfunding rules, promoting increased access to capital and democratization of investment opportunities

USA - November 4 2015 Late last week, the SEC adopted its final rules for equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act. These rules, when implemented, have the...

Jared M. Sorin.


KISS the SAFE goodbye? Another alternative for start-up financing

USA - May 20 2015 Only recently, we debated the merits of the SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity), an alternative funding mechanism for early-stage companies...

Matthew E. Uretsky.