According to CB Insights’ latest State of Venture Report, global startup financing in Q2’21 reached $156.2 billion, a 157% year-over-year increase and a record quarter high.  U.S. startup funding accounted for the largest portion of the global quarter total, raising $70.4 billion, followed by Asia raising $42.2 billion.  Meanwhile, funding to China-based companies continued

Privately held companies preparing for an initial public offering often undertake a public company readiness assessment and seek to identify the gaps that must be addressed prior to their becoming subject to the corporate governance and other rules applicable to public companies. Often, this assessment is conducted over a period of months and the IPO

In a research paper written by Prof. Elizabeth Pollman, titled Startup Governance, and published through the Institute for Law and Economics, a joint research center of the Law School, the Wharton School, and the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, the author tackles the corporate

On June 15, 2020, the Federal Reserve launched the highly anticipated Main Street Lending Program by announcing that the program is open for lender registration and encouraged lenders to begin making program loans to small and medium-sized businesses immediately. Participation by the Federal Reserve is expected to begin “soon.”  This follows the release of updated

The Senate Banking Committee recently considered various securities-related bills, including the following:

  • S. 536 Cybersecurity Disclosure Act, which would require that a public company disclose whether a cybersecurity expert is on its board of directors;
  • The 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2018, which would ban trading by insiders during the period of time between when