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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Today, February 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will host a meeting to discuss several matters.  The Committee will discuss alternatives to traditional bank and venture capital funding for small and mid-size private companies.  Next, the Committee will discuss rules and amendments first proposed in February 2022 pertaining

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation issued on December 16, 2022 its 2022 Annual Report to the U.S. Congress and to the SEC detailing how entrepreneurs, investors, and private and smaller public companies are engaging in capital raising.  The Report provides a wealth of data from the