Moving More EGCs from the On-Ramp to IPOs

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This past Monday, NVCA participated in the release of a new report aimed at improving access to public capital for startups and emerging growth companies. Entitled “From the On-Ramp to the Freeway: Refueling Job Creation and Growth by Reconnecting Investors with Small-Cap Companies,” the report follows up on the 2011 efforts of the IPO Task Force,… Read more »

The SEC’s Proposed New Rules on General Solicitation

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Among the many bills packaged together in 2012 to form the JOBS Act was a measure that forced the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revisit its long-time ban on “general solicitation” – i.e. advertising – for private offerings.  Although it has taken the SEC more than a year to craft final rules lifting the… Read more »

NVCA Weighs In with U.S. Senate on Tax Reform

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In late June, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) proposed jump-starting tax reform by starting with a “blank slate” that eliminates all tax expenditures – both corporate and individual – in the code.  They then asked their Senate colleagues to formally weigh in on which expenditures or credits should… Read more »

NVCA Board Member Ray Leach Testifies on Capital Formation

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Today, NVCA Board Member and JumpStart Inc CEO Ray Leach testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises at a Hearing on “Reducing Barriers to Capital Formation, Part II” Following the passage of the JOBS Act, the Subcommittee continues to identify additional legal, regulatory,  and market impediments that are… Read more »

Senate Passes Immigration Reform; Long Road Remains

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Late yesterday the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration proposal by a margin of 68 to 32, with 14 Republicans joining all of the Chamber’s Democrats in favor of the measure.  For the venture industry and our entrepreneurs, as well as the broader high-tech and life science communities, the bill represents a critical recognition of the… Read more »

NVCA’s Role in Immigration Reform

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In the last several weeks the buzz around high-skilled immigration reform has noticeably increased with many groups across the country contributing to the campaign to enact meaningful change in this area.  We, at the National Venture Capital Association, are extremely encouraged by the public support and momentum around an issue that we have long supported…. Read more »