MBBP Clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical Featured in Forbes Article Regarding New Equity Crowdfunding Platform

MBBP clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical are featured in a Forbes article regarding Red Crow's new equity crowdfunding portal that will be launching in November.  The crowdfunding platform will feature "exclusive and professionally-vetted investment opportunities" for accredited and non-accredited investors. MiRTLE Medical will have one of the first featured investment opportunities. MiRTLE's product is …

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MBBP Upcoming Exclusive Event – The JOBS Act: What You and Your Company Need to Know

The Jumpstart our Business Startups Act, commonly referred to as the "JOBS Act," was signed into law in 2012 as a way to incentivize funding of United States emerging growth companies by easing various securities regulations. Please join MBBP and Marcum on Thursday, November 12, for a discussion on the new rules and the impact …

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FTC Reaches Settlement in First Crowdfunding Case

It took the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) less than 48 hours to settle its first ever crowdfunding case against a deceptive Kickstarter campaign, The Doom That Came to Atlantic City! According to the FTC’s complaint, project creator Erik Chevalier raised more than $122,000 from 1,246 backers to purportedly “develop, produce, and distribute” a board game entitled …

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FitLinxx’s Wearable Device Expected to Launch in the Fall

MBBP Client FitLinxx may soon have athletes monitoring their heart rate, physical activity, temperature and sleep with the AmpStrip.  The product campaign on Indiegogo has proven its place in the market by generating nearly $500,000 in pre-sales since late February. FitLinxx is leading the industry by developing wellness applications, activity monitors and health tracking devices, and with consumers taking fitness to …

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MBBP’s Carl Barnes on Panel for Boston University Law School Symposium: The Legal Challenges of Funding Startups

Carl Barnes will be a panelist at a symposium presented by the Boston University School of Law Review of Banking and Financial Law on Friday, February 27, 2015. The symposium will bring together legal scholars and practicing lawyers to discuss key financial issues that startup companies face, including crowdfunding, startup financing, and the tension between state and federal …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan to Speak on How to Raise Money from Family and Friends

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University is hosting an event titled "Raising Money from Friends and Family - How to Do it Right" on Friday, June 6th. MBBP Corporate Attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan is one of three speakers at the event who will provide an interesting discussion on early sources of funding, from both …

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Joe Martinez to Speak At Equity Crowdfunding Symposium

On Thursday, April 24, MBBP Corporate Attorney Joseph Martinez will sit as a panelist for Quincy College Symposium on Equity Crowdfunding. With the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, the world of Equity Crowdfunding promises to stir the pot for investors and entrepreneurs alike. Joe will help lead a discussion that …

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Joe Martinez to Speak at BBA Seminar on Crowdfunding

On December 10 MBBP Corporate Attorney Joseph Martinez will be speaking at a Boston Bar Association seminar titled SEC's Proposed Rules for Crowdfunding. In October the SEC proposed rules to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act which introduced a new "crowdfunding" exemption from registration of securities. The rules, if finalized, would make …

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NEW VC Spotlight Features 2012 VC Data, Dilution, Crowdfunding, and Non-Compete Legislation

Each quarter, MBBP compiles a comprehensive database of venture capital transactions that have closed within New England, New York and New Jersey. In our most recent VC Spotlight, MBBP presents the 2012 First Institutional Rounds - Deal Terms in the chart seen below. Further data analysis can be found in this quarter’s VC Spotlight Newsletter. Other articles featured include: …

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Support Adapteva’s Parallella Project on Kickstarter

On September 27th MBBP client Adapteva, Inc. launched the "Parallella project" on Kickstarter. Adapteva is looking to raise $750,000 for their Parallella Open Computing Platform. Rewards include the Epiphany-III based Parallella board that will turn any television into a "SuperTV" by allowing users to download software, surf the web, listen to music, write e-mails and watch movies. Adapteva is approaching its goal and has over 3,500 backers but …

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