Topic: startups

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… Read more »

New SEC Crowdfunding Proposal: One Small Step for Regulators, One Giant Step for Startups?

“Under the JOBS Act, the SEC was to propose equity crowdfunding rules by Dec. 31, 2012.” (Brian Korn of Pepper Hamilton) Did the Securities and Exchange Commission just break the crowdfunding logjam? On October 23, SEC commissioners unanimously agreed to propose a framework that will allow entrepreneurs and startups to raise capital via social media… Read more »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… Read more »

Digital Health Is Hot – But What Does the Future Hold? [Video Series]

According to incubator Rock Health, funding for digital health projects increased by 45% in 2012. It’s a hot sector – and here, in a video series, is attorney Michael Esquivel, partner in law firm Fenwick & West’s Start-ups and Venture Capital Group, to talk about the opportunities: “Digital health” is what’s happening at the intersection… Read more »