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…


Is the risk of a non-accredited investor worth it?

Using non-accredited investors is possible but may add risk and decrease flexibility in raising capital. A company offering to sell equity to…


Securities Laws for Startups Raising Capital

Federal and state securities laws cover startups raising money through sales of equity. People often associate securities laws as relating only to…