[Infographic] What The SEC Announcement Means For Startups And Entrepreneurs

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Localeur Secures $4.2 million in Funding

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million offering from 43 investors, according to papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Silicon Hills News did this profile of […] The post Localeur Secures $4.2 Localeur, a travel recommendation service aimed at millennials, has raised nearly $4.2 million of a $4.6 The Austin-based startup, founded in March of 2013, previously raised $1.2 million, according to its Crunchbase profile.

How To Securely Transact With An Overseas Client

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In this article, we will take a look at a few ways to deal securely with an overseas client: Use An Escrow. . Most escrow services start with a 10% commission, not including the currency exchange charges. by Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com .

SEC Releases Rules for Equity-based Crowdfunding

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The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday released its long-awaited proposed rules governing the practice of equity-based crowdfunding that allows startups to sell securities directly to the public. Austin San Antonio crowdfunding equity-based crowdfunding JOBS Act rules SEC Securities and Exchange Commission startups Title III Early next year, startups may be able to raise money from the general public to finance their ventures.

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Xeris Pharmaceuticals Files to Raise $75 Million in an IPO

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Xeris Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2005 in Austin, filed on Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange with an initial public offering valued at $75 million.

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Crypto Chess Continues

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Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptoasset exchanges by volume, announced this past week that it moved its headquarters from Hong Kong to Malta. This move came on the heels of Japan reaching out to the Binance with a warning for operating without a license there, and Hong Kong regulator Securities and Future Commission (SFC) warning crypto exchanges not to trade digital assets defined as securities (similar to the US SEC’s warning to unlicensed exchanges earlier this month).

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HeatGenie Has Raised $5.9 Million of a $6.7 Million Round of Funding

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million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HeatGenie, an Austin-based startup with an innovative way to heat up beverage cans, has raised $5.9 million of a $6.7

Cash-back App Dosh Gets $4.9 Million More in Funding

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million in venture funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Austin-based Dosh, a cash-back app, just raised $4.9 The company has raised $18.4 million to date in seed-stage funding and is preparing to raise more money early next year for a Series A round, according to a spokeswoman. Goodwater Capital led […]. The post Cash-back App Dosh Gets $4.9 Million More in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin’s Outdoor Voices Raises $34 Million in Funding

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Outdoor Voices, a high-tech fashionable line of athletic apparel, has raised $34 million in additional financing, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Austin-based startup received the funding from Google Ventures, according to an article by CNBC. To date, the company has raised $57 million and plans to use the latest […]. The post Austin’s Outdoor Voices Raises $34 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Dell Technologies Considers a Public Offering or Merger with VMware

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Today, Dell Technologies filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing that the company’s board is considering taking the company public again with an initial public offering or by merging with VMWare. In 2013, Dell went private in a $24 billion buyout deal backed by Silver Lake and Michael Dell.

SEC Adopts New Equity-based Crowdfunding Rules

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Securities and Exchange Commission approved new crowdfunding rules last Friday allowing companies to raise money from anyone. The new rules allow companies to offer up to $1 million a year in securities through online equity-based crowdfunding portals. The U.S. The difference is up until the change, only so-called accredited investors, high net worth individuals, could […] The post SEC Adopts New Equity-based Crowdfunding Rules appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Silverton Partners Plans to Raise $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

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Silverton Partners, a venture capital firm founded in 2005, is raising a $100 million Silverton Partners V fund, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Austin-based venture capital firm lists Adam Chibib, Michael Dodd, Morgan Flagler and Kip McClanahan as its general partners.

Mark Cuban’s New Passion is Open and Honest Communication Through Cyber Dust

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Securities and Exchange Commission. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Mark Cuban invested in a Canadian Internet company Mamma.com in 2004 that eventually got in trouble with the U.S. Mamma.com’s founders then used emails from Cuban to try to convince the SEC he was a “bad guy.” Cuban got falsely accused of insider […] The post Mark Cuban’s New Passion is Open and Honest Communication Through Cyber Dust appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

ParLevel Systems Receives $2 Million in Funding

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million in funding its seeking, according to filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ParLevel Systems, based at Geekdom in San Antonio, has raised a little more than $2 million of $2.5

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Introduction I’ve been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a securities lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental legal mistakes that I’ve seen entrepreneurs make over and over again. Fundraising Tips Tip #1: Only Offer and/or Sell Securities to “Accredited Investors”.

Austin-based Get Smart Content Raises $1.75 Million

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million, according to a form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Get Smart Content, which makes a personalized marketing platform, has raised $1.75 The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to expand its sales operations and marketing efforts, according to a news release. Investors included Virgo Capital and Origin Ventures. To date, the […] The post Austin-based Get Smart Content Raises $1.75 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Equity Endeavor Wants to Help Mom and Pop Shops Raise Funds

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Securities and Exchange Commission has not yet signed off […] The post Equity Endeavor Wants to Help Mom and Pop Shops Raise Funds appeared first on SiliconHills. Equity Endeavor set out to help startup businesses raise money through its equity-based crowdfunding site. And although that practice has been approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama as part of the JOBS Act, equity-based crowdfunding still isn’t allowed. That’s because the U.S.

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 3)

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Subject to certain limited exceptions, companies are prohibited from “general advertising” or “general solicitation” in connection with the private offering or sale of securities. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and, accordingly, many entrepreneurs get trapped in the SEC’s wide net.

San Antonio-based Aperion Biologics Files to Go Public

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A San Antonio medical device company has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $20 million under the federal government’s newly passed crowdfunding rules. Under the new SEC Regulation A + rules, Aperion Biologics could raise up to $50 million. It checked the box on its registration statement for a Tier 2 […] The post San Antonio-based Aperion Biologics Files to Go Public appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Bee Cave Games Raises $1.9 Million

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million round of debt financing, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bee Cave Games has closed on a $1.9 The Austin-based casino, social and mobile game developer previously raised a $1.3 million seed round of funding last summer.

Mirna Therapeutics is Austin’s Newest Public Company

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Securities Exchange Commission to offer 6.2 Mirna Therapeutics became Austin’s newest publicly traded company last week. The biopharmaceutical company, which is developing therapies for the treatment of liver cancer, filed an amended S-1 Registration document with the U.S.

Merge VR of San Antonio Raises $10 Million in Funding

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Merge VR, which makes virtual reality headsets, just raised $10 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The San Antonio-based startup lists Geekdom as its headquarters. It is co-founded by Andrew Trickett, who formerly ran the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator. Franklin Lyons is the other co-founder and the company’s chief […] The post Merge VR of San Antonio Raises $10 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

Admittance Technologies Gets $3.9 Million Investment

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Securities and Exchange Commission. Admittance Technologies has received $3.9 million in funding, according to a filing with federal regulators. The Austin-based startup raised the money from 15 unidentified investors on June 26th, according to its filing with the U.S. The startup, founded in 2010, created the CardioVol technology platform to measure blood volume using a […] The post Admittance Technologies Gets $3.9 Million Investment appeared first on SiliconHills.

Phunware Raises $19.3 Million of $49.9 Million VC Offering

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Phunware, a mobile marketing platform for brands, Monday filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $49.9 million. The Austin-based company, founded in 2009, has previously raised $47.7 million in five rounds of funding, according to its Angellist profile. In June of 2014, Phunware raised $30.7 million in Series E funding. […] The post Phunware Raises $19.3 Million of $49.9 Million VC Offering appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-Based Upland Software Files to Go Public

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Upland Software filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday for an Initial Public Offering. The Austin-based company plans to raise up to $50 million, but it has not yet determined the price range for its stock or the number of shares it plans to offer for sell. It plans to list […] The post Austin-Based Upland Software Files to Go Public appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin IPO Upland Software

Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers

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In recent months, Rackspace has been approached by multiple parties who have expressed interest in exploring a strategic relationship with Rackspace, ranging from partnership to acquisition,” according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission […] The post Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers appeared first on SiliconHills. Rackspace Hosting may be sold.

Appconomy Raises $2.9 Million More

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Appconomy, founded in 2010 with operations in Austin and Shanghai, China, filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing it has raised $2.9 million. The Austin Business Journal first reported on the funding. The Austin American-Statesman’s story says the company has completed $4 million in financing. The company says it plans to raise a [.] The post Appconomy Raises $2.9 Million More appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Where Have All the IPOs Gone?

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That’s a question the capital markets have been asking for some time, and is a leading concern of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), too. Where has the initial public offering (IPO) gone? But this question matters beyond those interested … policy IPOs

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Austin-based Datical Snags $1 Million in Funding

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Securities and Exchange Commission. Datical has raised $1 million in financing, according to a filing with the U.S. “Datical, which was founded in 2012, develops database management software.

Upland Software Raises $19.8 Million in Venture Capital

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million in venture capital, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Upland Software has raised $19.8 Austin-based Upland Software makes cloud-based management software for large companies. Its customers include more than 1,200 companies in 50 countries. Upland plans to use the fund to improve its products, customer service and on strategic acquisitions. […] The post Upland Software Raises $19.8

Is making Equity Crowdfunding available to all a good thing?

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Securities and Exchange Commission provides certain limited exceptions to allow individuals to invest in non-public companies. Part of the challenge is the enormous amount of ignorance surrounding this suddenly hot topic. There are thousands of companies that “the crowd” can fund without restriction, including Apple, Google and Facebook.

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Makers of Tabbedout Receives $3.5 million in funding

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million of a $45 million offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ATX Innovations, the makers of the popular Tabbedout bar payment app, has raised $3.5 The Austin Business Journal first reported the story. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2009, has already raised more than $6 million since its inception, according [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology

Upland Software Files IPO

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Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock in an effort to raise $50M in capital. Upland Software, Inc. will soon join the rarefied air of Austin-based public companies. The company announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. It was founded by Jack McDonald, former CEO of Perficient, and Chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Enterprise IPO upland

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Are there any crowd funding options for tech start-ups not tied to just supporting projects?

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Securities and Exchange Commission has very strict rules about who can raise investment funds for privately held businesses, and how they are allowed to go about doing it. The U.S. At the moment, this is primarily limited to raising money from very rich people who qualify as Accredited Investors , and with whom you already have a pre-existing relationship.

Bloomfire Raises an Additional $2 Million in Funding

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Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory filing. Bloomfire has raised $2 million, according to a U.S. The Austin-based company closed on $8 million in funding in March from founding partners Austin Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. The latest funding comes from Silver Creek Ventures, according to TechCrunch. Since its founding in 2010, Bloomfire, which makes content sharing [.] The post Bloomfire Raises an Additional $2 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

Infochimps Raises $2.78 Million

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Securities and Exchange Commission. Infochimps raises $2.78 million of a $3 million offering, according to a filing with the U.S. The Austin Business Journal reported the “filing is an update to an April 2012 report in which the company received $305,000 of a planned $1.3 million financing from six investors.’ ’ “In 2010, about a year [.] The post Infochimps Raises $2.78 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

3 Economic Rules Every Crypto Start Up Must Obey

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They lower the transaction cost of the exchange sufficiently to justify the risk of volatility inherent in virtual currencies. Overall, bitcoin is probably the lowest transaction cost method to transfer “money” securely to anyone, anywhere, for any reason, and at any time.

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How To Avoid Investment Scams In The Startup World

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Here are a few questions you should ask that might allay any remaining qualms, or convince you to run immediately: How much am I paying in commission or fees? By commission? If you have evidence of fraud, don’t be too embarrassed to contact the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What should you know in order to start a crowdfunding startup in US?

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Securities and Exchange Commission , which have not yet been released. Equity-based crowdfunding (that is, providing regular people with the opportunity to purchase stock in private companies) will not be legal in the US until the first quarter of 2013 at the earliest. At that time, any company planning to operate as a “funding portal” will have to comply with an extensive set of rules and regulations established by the U.S.

Today For The First Time in 80 Years, You Can Ask Total Strangers to Invest in Your Business

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is lifting an 80-year-ban on the practice , freeing up privately-owned businesses across the country to openly seek investment funding.

Upcoming NYC family office conferences: Real estate and Blockchain

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Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office. I hope you can join us at some of DC Finance’s upcoming Family Office conferences in NYC. If you use registration code 207 , it will facilitate their tracking. (I I have no financial interest in DC Finance or any of their conferences, but I will be speaking at some of their events.). The New York Family Office Real Estate Investment Conference , October 23rd, at Shearman & Sterling LLP, NYC.

Sequoia Capital Raises $1.3 Billion for New Startup Investment Fund

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According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released yesterday, the investment firm Sequoia Capital has raised at least $1.3 billion for a new fund.

Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?

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Then, the unveiling of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed equity crowdfunding rules reveals a panacea for growing your business’s coffers. The SEC’s proposed equity crowdfunding rules regulate, in part: Your business (the securities issuer).

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