The Growth of Investing in Early-Stage Companies by Accredited Investors: What to Know and How to Participate

The why, what, where and how for accredited investors searching for additional private market investment opportunities.

U.S. Accredited Investors Rush to Alternative Investments

So where are sophisticated U.S. accredited investors placing capital these days to counteract these clearly negative public market trends? The answer is alternative investments.

Can I Invest in Private Companies?

The Securities & Exchange Commission´s Relaxed “Accredited Investor” Definition is Opening More Opportunities to More Investors than Ever Before For many investors, investing in private company securities has long been a question of “Legally, can I?” Consistent with much other governmental line-drawing, the answer to the question of whether someone can invest in private companies,… Continue reading Can I Invest in Private Companies?

How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

On November 2, 2020, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final rule entitled “Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets.”  The final rule is a 388-page indication of the current trend of the SEC to ease access to capital formation and the private capital markets… Continue reading How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

New SEC “Finders”​ Definition and Its Impact on Raising Capital for Early Stage Companies

On October 7, 2020, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) published its proposed rule exempting under certain circumstances people they define as “Finders” from the requirements of the SEC´s broker-dealer compliance regime. Practically speaking, this means that if the proposed rule is adopted in its proposed form, early stage companies and startups will be able to pay… Continue reading New SEC “Finders”​ Definition and Its Impact on Raising Capital for Early Stage Companies