Study Shows Significant New Taxes on Carried Interest Damages Economic Opportunity

New research reveals that taxing carried interest at ordinary income rates will harm new venture capital (VC) fund formation in emerging technology regions in the United States. The study, by Professors Yael Hochberg and John Barrios (of Rice University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively), finds that taxing carried interest as ordinary income would […]

Technology Plays Big Part in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The House is expected to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package this week. When you think of infrastructure you don’t normally think about technology, but this bill is more than just roads and bridges. It is squarely focused on modernizing our infrastructure through integration of frontier technology. The legislation includes dozens of programs that seek […]

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

Recently, President Biden hosted a cybersecurity summit with corporate executives and stakeholders to discuss threats and how the public and private sectors can work together to address the issue. The president’s attention to cybersecurity is encouraging as leadership on this issue is critically needed. Cyber-attacks seem to be in the news every week – be […]

VC Policy Pulse: Startup Visa with Scott Raney & Sophie Alcorn

Welcome to our VC Policy Pulse series, where we speak with a VC or founder on a policy issue that is having a major impact on the venture and startup ecosystem. Today, we’re speaking with Scott Raney, Managing Director at Redpoint, and Sophie Alcorn, Founding Attorney of Alcorn Immigration Law, about a Startup Visa category […]

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

Congress has stepped up its focus on large technology platforms. The current emphasis is how our nation’s antitrust laws can be changed to address the power of these companies. One of the proposed solutions is restricting or forbidding acquisitions of smaller companies, which would hurt VC-backed companies due to the importance of acquisitions to the […]

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. It is said that good things come to those who wait. But waiting is not enough in policy advocacy: IER is here today due to a sustained […]

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