What Stock Brokers Do and How to Engage their Services

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They are sold and bought in stock markets such as NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Japan Stock Exchange, etc. Stockbroking is the process of buying and selling financial securities like shares, stocks, and bonds via the stock market through a dealer who is generally referred to as a stockbroker. The person acts as an agent on behalf of people called clients who wish to buy or sell these securities.

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Agio On Hedge Fund Cybersecurity And The Difficulty Of Securing Private Equity Firms

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When thinking about how to start a private equity firm or a hedge fund, security should be on the list of priorities. Typically, hedge funds have more complex systems as well as more cash movements, data, and transactions, but those are not the only attributes that determine how complex the process of securing an entity is. Thinking Aloud cybersecurity hedge fund online security private equity

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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. In addition to this, Paypal also charges you for currency conversion besides offering you an extremely unfavorable exchange rate. Besides, the average transfer fees are around $25 along with an exchange markup of as much as 5%.

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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How To Add Forex To Your Investments

The Startup Magazine

Foreign exchange, or forex, is a great investment instrument to consider today. Security and reliability are the next two factors to consider, and the site lays out these details on their list of reviewed brokers. If you’re dealing with a US broker, then you have to make sure they’re registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a retail Forex dealer and merchant.

Why Online Privacy Can Make Or Break A Business

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Consumers are becoming more enlightened on the issue and this can make them snob sites that don’t seem secure. You may be confident that you have done everything in your power to secure your processes. Whether you pay for a cheap VPS for hosting your eCommerce site or you use an external delivery provider, you need to make sure that you choose with care and that they prioritize security as much as they should. Others cyber security online privacy online security

SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition

Scott Edward Walker

This past Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments expanding the definition of “accredited investor” to include individuals who hold certain professional certifications/licenses or have certain “credentials,” as determined by the SEC.

On Capital Formation, Smaller Companies, and IPOs

Andreessen Horowitz

Editor’s Note: This testimony was delivered by a16z managing partner (and former chairman of the board of the National Venture Capital Association) Scott Kupor to the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of their investor advisory committee meeting agenda “discussion … policy field notes IPOs

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Top 7 USA Fintech Companies You Should Know About In 2020

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Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that helps individuals trade cryptocurrency ( Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, etc ). The San Francisco, California based company comes with a firm security system.

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. The company, now based in Chicago, has strong ties to the Austin startup community. Xeris has raised $202 million to date in […]. The post Xeris Pharmaceuticals Files to Raise $75 Million in an IPO appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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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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5 Due Diligence Tips Before You Invest In A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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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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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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

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 The company, founded in 2007, has previously raised $3.6 million, according to CrunchBase. ARTIS Labs led the latest round of funding […]. The post HeatGenie Has Raised $5.9 Million of a $6.7 Million Round of Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

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.

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

Pingboard Raises $4.3 Million in Additional Funding

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million of a $5 million round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pingboard, an Austin-based startup spun out of Capital Factory, has raised $4.3 The company, founded in 2013, makes organizational chart software for companies. It now has more than 1,000 customers, including “GoFundMe, Popsugar, Udemy, Sequoia Capital, WPEngine, and the […]. The post Pingboard Raises $4.3 Million in Additional Funding appeared first on SiliconHills.

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Scott Edward Walker

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”. The most common exemption for startups is the so-called “private placement” exemption under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Regulation D , the safe harbor promulgated thereunder.

How Do Pink Sheets Stocks Work And Are They Any Good?

YoungUpstarts

Pink sheets LLC are a private company situated in New York, who are completely unlike any other exchange. Instead of companies that are existent on regular stock exchanges, pink sheet companies are not subject to a great deal of critical overlooking, for example, there are no minimum regulations that must be achieved to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the pink sheets. exchanges when they can do so in their native country.

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Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 3)

Scott Edward Walker

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. but also blog posts, articles and other publications publicizing the offering of a company’s securities.

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.

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 The company, which was founded in 2012 by Walter Teele and Luis Pablo Gonzalez, seeks to make vending machines smarter by hooking them […] The post ParLevel Systems Receives $2 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin ParLevel Systems

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

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

Learn the Secrets of Day Trading As A Beginner

YoungUpstarts

This type of trading is different from swing trading, where you hold on to your securities for days or even months, while investing in the stock market means holding on to your financial instruments for years. By carefully watching the market and by picking the right securities to trade in, you have the potential for a lucrative career in day trading. If you only have $500, then start day trading in the forex market (the short version of the foreign exchange market).

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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.

Upland Software Files IPO

Austin Startup

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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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.

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.

The New Startup: Legal Financing & Lawsuit Loans

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The practice of legal financing dates back to the early 1990s, but it didn’t take off in the United States until Credit Suisse Securities launched a litigation lending program in 2006 that later became its own company in 2012.

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

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

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.

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. Founded in 2012, the company makes Blackjack Casino, its initial title, which is […] The post Bee Cave Games Raises $1.9 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Difference Between ICO, IEO and STO

Kodorra

This article compares the difference between ICO (initial coin offering), IEO (initial exchange offering) or STO (security token offering) and explains the subtle but significant differences between the three fundraising options. virtually labels all ICO cryptocurrency to be a security as long as there’s no existing system that could utilize the token upon investment. IEO (Initial Exchange Offering). By piggy-backing the project on a cryptocurrency exchange.

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

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

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