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Coalition for International Entrepreneurship Sends Open Letter Recommending Changes to International Entrepreneur Parole


36 organizations and individuals from the immigration and startup communities sent a letter to Secretary Mayorkas, commending the administration for reviving IEP and recommending procedural changes to make the program easier to use.

Driving the news: Numerous other countries have designated visas to attract entrepreneurs, which have helped them to cut into the United States’ lead in attracting talent from around the world.


SEC Could Pull More ‘Unicorns’ Into Public Reporting Regime


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could compel more large private companies to comply with public reporting requirements to bolster transparency.

Driving the news: Companies have various reasons for wanting to stay private longer, including the fact that activist shareholders expect results on a quarterly basis, which can hinder long-term strategic planning. Entering the SEC’s reporting system also opens a company’s disclosures to the plaintiffs bar, potentially inviting litigation.


House Adds ‘Game-Changing’ Visas For Immigrant Startups And Ph.D.s


The House Rules Committee adds significant element missing from a Senate innovation bill—visas for people who will produce innovations.

Driving the news: America needs a Startup Visa to compete for global innovation talent.


Venture Industry’s 2022 Policy Priorities


Many policymakers understand how venture-backed companies are addressing the ongoing pandemic, climate change, deep tech, and other issues. On the other hand, the startup ecosystem is often misunderstood or forgotten and becomes collateral damage as policymakers address another ill in the marketplace.

The main idea: Let’s look at the venture industry’s policy priorities for 2022.


Startups Will Be Collateral Damage in Lawmakers’ Zeal to Attack Big Tech


One antitrust bill would affect more than large tech companies – it harms American entrepreneurs who launch new enterprises and are responsible for our economic dynamism.

The big picture: Policymakers must take care to protect the startup model that has made the United States the envy of the world.


How Policymakers Can Capitalize on Two Geographical Trends in the Startup Ecosystem


An academic study: VC-backed companies are almost solely responsible for corporate innovation and perform nearly half of total U.S. R&D spending across government, academia, and industry.

Why it matters: American policymakers can capitalize on venture expansion to foster innovation.


VC-backed Cyber Companies Need a Federal Government Partner to Win the Cyber Security War


To tackle cybersecurity, the Biden Administration should redouble engagement with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, which produces the most innovative companies in the world.

Why it matters: Cyber-attacks seem to be in the news every week – ransomware attacks, data manipulation, or other threats from bad actors.


Don’t Hurt Startups When Reining in Big Tech: Four Lessons from a New Academic Report


Congress has stepped up its focus on how our nation’s antitrust laws can be changed to address the power of tech companies.

Driving the news: Instead of making the startup ecosystem collateral damage in this fight, encouraging the creation and growth of new companies across a broad range of industries is the most effective way to increase competition in the U.S. economy.


Restrictions on acquisitions would stifle the US startup ecosystem, not rein in big tech


Acquisitions are an important element of the startup ecosystem, restrictions would stifle the industry and the American economy.

The main idea:Acquisitions contribute to the health of the startup ecosystem. The sale of young companies creates capital that is often reinvested into new innovative startups resulting in new jobs, products, and services.


The International Entrepreneur Rule – At Long Last


It only took four years, eight months, and ten days, but the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) is now set to unleash new entrepreneurial energy in the United States.

A deeper look: Support from NVCA and others across the startup ecosystem helped establish the IER.