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2017 Holds Promise for Tax & Financing Policy for Startups

2016 brought with it many positive developments for startups in terms of capital access and tax policy. Investment crowdfunding finally went live, a number of bills to facilitate capital formation passed the House, and the startup community galvanized around a tax bill that would make… Read More

Engine to SEC: Have You Checked Out How the Brits Define an Accredited Investor?

Engine, an advocacy group based in San Francisco that promotes policy that supports all of the cool technology bubbling up from the most creative community in the world, has added their $0.02 to the debate regarding the definition of an Accredited Investor. The discussion regarding… Read More

Must Read: How to Fix Title III Crowdfunding Rules

The team at Engine, under the leadership of Evan Engstrom, Policy Director of the group, has crafted a must-read document on what needs to be fixed to address the shortcomings of Title III, equity crowdfunding.  While both Reg A+ (Title IV) and accredited crowdfunding (Title… Read More

We Want Our Retail Crowdfunding Rules! Six House Democrats Petition SEC to Release Regulations

Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA), along with House Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA), Seth Moulton (MA), Grace Meng (NY), Ruben Gallego (AZ), and Patrick Murphy (FL) joined the chorus of elected officials demanding rules for Title III, retail crowdfunding be released immediately.  The letter addressed to SEC… Read More

Engine’s 2014 in Review: The JOBS Act – What’s Happened & What’s Next for Startup Capital Access

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act—or the JOBS Act—was signed into law on April 5, 2012, and for entrepreneurs and startup investors, the bill was easily one of the most promising pieces of new legislation to come out of Congress in… Read More

Engine: Dear SEC, Finalize JOBS Act Rules Now

Today, Engine sent a letter signed by more than 200 entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the startup community to the Securities Commission to tell the agency it’s time it fulfills its statutory obligation and finalize rules to make the JOBS Act a reality. You can… Read More

SparkLabs Fourth Batch Graduates Nine Companies

SparkLabs is graduating its fourth batch of companies with a frenzied interest in its demo day. Over 900 people have registered to attend their demo day event. Senior associate at SparkLabs, Sophia Choi stated,”Even with over 30,000 startups in Korea and SparkLabs’ growing reputation in Asia, our… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Internet Giants To Launch “Day of Action” In Protest Against FCC Net Neutrality Proposals

With the FCC preparing to close public comments on its net neutrality proposal, crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, is teaming up with Mozilla, Namescheap, Reddit, Etsy, Foursquare, Vimeo, and other major Internet companies to raise awareness about the situation by declaring to be “Day of Action.” According… Read More

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