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Everything You Need To Know About The New Startup-Friendly JOBS Act

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President Barack Obama signed the JOBS act — Jumpstart Our Business Startups — into law on Thursday, which should make it easier for startups to raise capital early-stage capital. It also relaxes some of the more strict regulations on smaller companies going public. Here's an FAQ to answer all...
Everything You Need To Know About The New Startup-Friendly JOBS Act

Glam Media rumored to be in private talks with the SEC to go public

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According to a report in Business Insider, Glam Media has filed initial documents to go public. However, under a tenet of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, it does not yet have to disclose this fact to the market. Citing two sources, BI’s Owen Thomas stated that it has indeed initiated the IPO dance with...
Glam Media rumored to be in private talks with the SEC to go public

IPO candidate Marin Software admits it won't be profitable in the 'foreseeable future'

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Search advertising technology company Marin Software has filed a registration statement for an IPO with the Securities and Exchanges commission. This is the first ad-tech company to go public in 2013, a year that looks set to be chock-full of IPO’s. The number of shares to be sold and...
IPO candidate Marin Software admits it won't be profitable in the 'foreseeable future'

Violin Memory Is Raising More Money Ahead of Planned May IPO

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Violin Memory, the startup building storage arrays based on flash memory technology that has recently been said to be eyeing an initial public offering, appears to have raised more money. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dated today, Violin disclosed that it is attempting to raise...
Violin Memory Is Raising More Money Ahead of Planned May IPO
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Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

US Senate votes 76-22 to limit debate on JOBS Act, move bill forward

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The US Senate voted today to limit debate on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). The motion cleared the 60 vote hurdle, scoring some 76 votes. That ample victory gives the bill momentum as it moves towards formal adoption. According to Portfolio: “The successful cloture vote means final...
US Senate votes 76-22 to limit debate on JOBS Act, move bill forward

Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

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(flickr.com/Sreejith K) The JOBS Act is a done deal, and as we reported last week, that means the doors to early-stage startup investment are about to swing wide open. But before everyone runs to their favorite crowdfunding platform, the SEC needs to come up with some rules. They’ve got...
Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules
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Violin Memory to Acquire GridIron Systems

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Violin Memory, the company that makes flash-memory-based storage arrays aimed at the enterprise, and which is on track to an IPO sometime this year, has just made an acquisition. Sources familiar with the matter say that Violin has acquired GridIron Systems, a company that specializes accelerating applications that run in...
Violin Memory to Acquire GridIron Systems

Everything you need to know about the JOBS Act in under two minutes

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In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, designed to create better access to capital for startups. Many major figures in SIlicon Valley, including AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, helped ensure the law’s passage through tireless lobbying efforts. But what exactly does the law say? And...
Everything you need to know about the JOBS Act in under two minutes

Online real estate firm Trulia files confidential IPO

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Company uses provision in JOBS Act to keep SEC documents privateThe Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed through Congress in April, had many provisions in it that were designed to help small businesses grow. It eased restrictions on crowd-funding, and created a new class of business called "emerging...
Online real estate firm Trulia files confidential IPO
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This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor

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It should be easier for innovators to issue shares, but in its haste to look pro-enterprise, Congress has not done due diligenceBarring some last minute complications, Congress will soon give its final approval to legislation that backers say will aid the American economy by giving a big boost to entrepreneurship....
This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor
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Glam Media Just Secretly Filed For An IPO

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Two sources familiar with the matter say that Glam Media, the digital lifestyle-content publisher, has filed confidential documents as part of a new secret IPO process. This so-called "secret IPO" process, which was created under 2012's Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, permits companies with less than $1 billion in...
Glam Media Just Secretly Filed For An IPO

Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome to the Era of "Homebrew Health"

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As the amount of digitally collectable data grows, we’ve entered a period of homebrew health, investor Esther Dyson holds. In an interview with New York Times’ John Markoff at Stanford School of Medicine’s emerging tech conference Medicine X last week, she elaborated, “People are buying FitBits but writing their own software and as...
Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome to the Era of "Homebrew Health"

JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape

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Number of U.S. IPOs by year, 1980-2011, with pre-IPO last 12-month sales less than (small firms) or greater than (large firms) $50 million (2009 purchasing power). [Credit: Prof. Jay Ritter, for testimony before the Senate Banking Committee] The fact that a great deal of the content produced by tech...
JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape

The JOBS Act, Which Rolls Back SEC Rules In Order to Help Startups Crowdfund, Passes in the House

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JOBS Act supports via Angel List Ready your startups, the early stage investing climate is about to go into overdrive. This afternoon, the JOBS Act (or Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) passed in the House with an overwhelming vote of 380-41. Next, the bill moves to President Obama, who is...
The JOBS Act, Which Rolls Back SEC Rules In Order to Help Startups Crowdfund, Passes in the House
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Entrepreneurs: What the JOBS Act means for you right now

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By now, you’ve probably heard that the JOBS Act passed. The “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” or JOBS Act, will allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund online to fund small businesses and startups. Plus, entrepreneurs can raise funds from non-accredited investors. The catch: The regulations aren’t in place until the SEC review period...
Entrepreneurs: What the JOBS Act means for you right now
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Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

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On March 22nd, a slightly modified “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act” was approved by the Senate in a 73-26 vote. Last week, the House of Representatives, too, showed its support for the bill, giving it the green light in its own 380 to 41 vote. Tomorrow, President Obama...
Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

AOL's Venture Founder Mike Brown Leaves to Open His Own Fund

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Mike Brown Jr. who co-founded AOL’s venture arm 3 years ago, has left to start his own investment company, Bowery Capital. Brown’s new fund has raised $33 million, and says it will concentrate on business-to-business startups. At AOL, Brown helped place the company in a wide range of investments, so...
AOL's Venture Founder Mike Brown Leaves to Open His Own Fund

JOBS Act, say hello to the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Association

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Well, that was fast. On the same day that President Obama signed the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into law, a collection of 13 self-described “equity and debt crowdfunding platforms and industry experts” have banded together to form a trade group, looking to bring stability and trust to...
JOBS Act, say hello to the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Association

Tech chief says JOBS Act 'renews faith' in Washington

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The Jumpstart Our Business Startups had some provision that will directly impact Rally Software, especially if it decides to go public, says CEO Tim Miller....
Tech chief says JOBS Act 'renews faith' in Washington
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