The Decline of the Initial Coin Offering: Still a Viable Option for Start-Ups?

By: Ali N. Habhab Much has been made of the “blockchain” revolution in recent years – the development of a secure digital ledger has spurred…


Cryptocurrency and the Howey Test

The advent of cryptocurrency has brought both technological excitement and legal/regulatory conundrum. In the context of a startup company, an…


Startup Financing: Friends & Family Investors

Introduction  So you’ve gotten the idea for your new startup solidified and have determined what entity best fits the needs of your business plan and…


The Basics of Debt-Based Crowdfunding

Source: 401kcalculator.org Attaining funds is a critical step for many entrepreneurs. Fortunately, innovative concepts like crowdfunding, where funds…


Pitching Investors: Watch for General Solicitation Rules

Securities laws may restrict how you discuss how your startup plans to raise money. Many people think securities laws are only relevant to big…


Revisiting Regulation A+: A Few Considerations

Entrepreneurs should consider the risks and rewards of a Reg A+ offering. Image by Andrew Magil on Flickr. CC By 2.0 License. The ability to…


When is it Necessary to Amend Your Form D?

If a startup materially changes the structure of its financing, it might need to give its Form D a touch-up. This post outlines what situations might…


WhatsApp: What We Know About the Incorporation History of a $19B Company

Incorporated in California in 2009, WhatsApp, Inc. later converted to a Delaware corporation. As has now been widely reported, Facebook is acquiring…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Friends & Family

A founder's friends and family are a common source of early capital -- but, be careful. We continue our Financing a Startup Company Series with the…


Books for Entrepreneurs and Their Attorneys

We are often asked at the Entrepreneurship Clinic about good books for those starting their own companies and for attorneys aspiring to be…