Introduced under Title III of the JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding (“Regulation CF”) was promulgated to allow startups and emerging companies to raise capital from a wider pool of investors through equity crowdfunding platforms.  Regulation Crowdfunding allows non-accredited investors to invest through these platforms.  Currently, a company may raise up to $5 million in a 12-month

Not long ago, the SEC hosted the Annual Small Business Forum.  The Forum provides an opportunity to consider a broad array of issues affecting private companies as well as smaller public companies seeking to raise capital and allows the public an opportunity to comment and suggest policy recommendations.  In the last few years, the SEC

On March 5, 2024, the House will consider capital formation related legislation, H.R. 2799.  This was originally introduced in April 2023 and reported out in July 2023.  It is comprised of 19 separate bills.  The House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on these bills in 2023, access my testimony on several of these bills.

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently an announced an upcoming meeting to be held on September 19, 2023.  The agenda includes a discussion with the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance relating to its role in capital formation.  There have not been any recent SEC proposed rulemakings related to this area recently.  However, the agenda does

According to data aggregated by Carta, an ownership and equity management platform, private capital raising trends noticeably shifted in 2022.  Companies in Carta’s database raised $107 billion in 6,123 deals in 2022.  Overall, deal count declined by 29% and capital raised dropped by 50% in 2022 compared to 2021.  While venture deals in 2021 broke

CB Insights’ State of Insurtech 2022 provides a perspective on trends in the sector.  In 2022, global insurtech funding fell over 50% to $8.4 billion, following 2021’s record-breaking total funding of $17.8 billion.  With about $1 billion in funding, the fourth quarter of 2022 marked the lowest amount raised since the second quarter 2018.

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