NEW VC Spotlight Features Q1 VC Data, NVCA Forms, Crowdfunding, etc.

MBBP publishes VC Data - such as the Q1 2012 First Institutional Rounds Average Investment chart seen below - in a recent VC Spotlight. MBBP compiles a comprehensive database of venture capital transactions that have closed within New England, New York and New Jersey.   Further data analysis can be found in this quarter's VC Spotlight Newsletter. Other …

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Carl Barnes Panels “Crowdfunding for University Startups” Seminar

On June 13th, MBBP attorney Carl Barnes was a panelist at a seminar on crowdfunding sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices. The seminar, entitled “Crowdfunding for University Startups – learn how TTOs will be able to use the JOBS 2012 Act to help their start-ups raise early stage funding,” was held at …

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Send in the Crowds? Crowdfunding Bill Becomes Law

By: Carl F. Barnes Crowdfunding – in which entrepreneurs and start-ups raise capital in small amounts from large numbers of ordinary investors – became a reality on April 5, as President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, known as the JOBS Act. Well, almost – the Securities and Exchange Commission has been given until …

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Crowdfunding of Early-Stage Businesses Gaining Momentum

By: Carl Barnes Crowdfunding – in which entrepreneurs and start-ups use the internet to raise capital in small amounts from large numbers of ordinary investors – may be on its way to becoming a realty. For the moment, crowdfunding is virtually impossible under the federal securities laws. But even SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro acknowledges that crowdfunding is …

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