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

Overview Yesterday, 36 organizations and individuals from the immigration and startup communities sent an open letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. The letter, available here, commends the administration for reviving International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) and recommends important procedural changes to make the program easier to use. Numerous other countries, including the UK, Australia, […]

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 in order to bolster transparency, potentially inviting resistance from so-called unicorns objecting to greater oversight. The SEC’s current regulatory agenda indicates it is considering a proposal to amend how “shareholders of record” are defined under Section 12(g) […]

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

The House Rules Committee has added a significant element missing from a Senate innovation bill—visas for people who will produce innovations. House Democrats addressed that oversight by adding two potentially game-changing measures for immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrants with Ph.D.s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. If these measures become law, their impact could […]

Venture Industry’s 2022 Policy Priorities

In 2021, NVCA successfully navigated significant policy challenges and opportunities for the venture capital industry. Our activity was driven by two main factors. On the one hand, there is new excitement around the promise of the startup ecosystem and its ability to solve key problems. Many policymakers understand how venture-backed companies are addressing the ongoing […]

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