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.

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

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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.

Tesla Under Investigation for Possible SEC Rule Violation After AutoPilot Crash

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The Securities and Exchange Commission initiated a probe of Elon Musk's company over a potential security law violation

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 .

How This Startup Trading Venue Deals with Criticism from Heavyweight Competitors

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Private stock exchange IEX has drawn roughly 400 letters of public comment since the Securities and Exchange Commission posted the company's application to become a public exchange.

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.

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

Why Scaling a Company Just Got Easier

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The Securities and Exchange Commission issued new JOBS Act rules. Here''s how they might affect you

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

The Securities Law Blog: Och-Ziff Hedge Fund Settles FCPA Charges

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The Securities Law Blog: Och-Ziff Hedge Fund Settles FCPA Charges : The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has agreed to pay nearly $200 million to the S

The Securities Law Blog: SEC Charges Anheuser-Busch With Violating FCPA and.

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The Securities Law Blog: SEC Charges Anheuser-Busch With Violating FCPA and. : The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it viol

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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

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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”.

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

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.

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.

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

This Is What Happens When Investors Start Looking for the Exits

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating discrepancies in share prices of unicorns. Here's why that affects any startup looking to raise investment funding

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.

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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

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Raise Another Nickel

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Here's how the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission suggests you can make sure you're getting smart money It's getting tougher to raise capital in today's startup environment.

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.

Applicability Of Large Trader Rules To Private Equity Advisers

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Securities and Exchange Commission (the " SEC ") has adopted Rule 13h-1 (the " Rule ") under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to large trader registration. The U.S. The Rule requires persons that qualify as a "large trader" to file Form 13H with the SEC to receive a large trader identification number (a " LTID "). Large traders must identify themselves in future transactions to broker-dealers through which they trade, using their LTID

Where would I go to invest in startups or emerging companies?

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Securities and Exchange Commission gets around to writing and releasing the rules for this program (aaaaaaaaaaaaany day now), you will be able to go online to one of many new ‘crowd funding portals’, where startups looking for equity investments will list themselves (similar to the way project crowd funding sites like Kickstarter work today.) The first question you need to ask is “What country are you in?”

SEC Adopts Private Fund Risk Reporting

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Late in 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted Rule 204(b)-1 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act"). The new rule will require SEC-registered advisers with at least $150 million in assets under management attributable to private funds to report certain information to the SEC on newly created Form PF

SEC Advisory Committee Calls to Relax Restrictions on General Solicitation in Private Placement

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On January 6, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies recommended that the SEC take immediate action to relax or modify the restrictions on general solicitation and general advertising in private offerings that are sold solely to accredited investors

SEC Enforcement Action Shows Regulatory Focus on Private Equity Managers

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On August 29, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission took action against a principal partner (the "Partner") of a registered investment adviser to several private equity funds. [1]

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SEC Crackdown On Investment Adviser Compliance Deficiencies

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") is cracking down on firms with compliance deficiencies under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the "Advisers Act").

Reg D (Rule 506) - SEC proposes 'Bad Actor' Disqualification

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 that would disqualify "bad actors" from participating in private placements that rely on Rule 506 for an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

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Volcker Rule Regulations Provide Little Relief for Private Fund Investments

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On October 11, 2011, the federal banking agencies and the Securities Exchange Commission issued a joint notice of rulemaking implementing the so-called Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits proprietary trading and private fund investing by banking entities. [1]

The Perils of Stock Purchases from Employees

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On December 12, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Stiefel Laboratories Inc. SEC and Ex-Employees Pursue Privately Held Company and its Former CEO under Rule 10b-5. Stiefel) and its former CEO and chairman with defrauding company employees and other shareholders out of over $110 million collectively in stock repurchases under the company’s employee stock bonus plan prior to the sale of Stiefel to GlaxoSmithKline plc

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

3 Laws Every Internet Investor Should Know

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While the law spans hundreds of pages, it does aim to make it easier for investors and companies to exchange money online. A person to person loan is considered a type of security. The internet is no longer the wild wild west.

Why Mark Cuban Has a Bone to Pick With Government Regulators

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Securities and Exchange Commission that frequently result in outcomes unfavorable to business owners The Texas billionaire has asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on administrative trials at the U.S.

"How do you really feel?" Issa challenges the SEC

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sent a sharply worded letter to Chairman Mary Schapiro of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in which he demanded that the SEC justify several of its rules regarding raising capital, including the "quiet period" that restricts a company's communications ahead of an initial public offering ("IPO") and the rules that limit the number of investors in private companies to 499 In 2011, U.S. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.),

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Debt Crowdfunding: The Real Potential When It Comes to Main Street USA

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For the first time in 80 years, startups and small businesses can raise up to $1M from their friends, family, and customers via online websites registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rock Star Aaron W. Lipson Named as Associate Regional Direct.

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The Securities Law Blog: Aaron W. The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Aaron W. Atlanta has a new rock star SEC head. Lipson Named as Associate Regional Direct. : Lipson has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement i

How To Grow A Company Without Venture Capital

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Sure, VC cash can boost your business to new heights, but it also reduces your equity in the company, forces you to focus on company valuation, and provides a false sense of financial security. by Keith Smith, co-founder and CEO of Payability.

Busting Financial Woes: 5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your Business

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If you are a baker and commissioned to bake a wedding cake, it’s important to require at least half the price of the cake from the bride and groom. Do an Exchange Deal Another cost-effective way to get funds for your business is by trading your services with another company.