Category Growth Capital

SEC Proposes to Expand Accredited Investor Definition

On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to expand the definition of accredited investor. The proposed amendments would ultimately allow more investors to participate in private offerings. More specifically, the proposed amendments to the accredited investor definition would: add new categories to the... Read More

Raising Capital Via Rule 504

In general, every security offering in the United States is required to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and applicable state securities regulators unless the offering qualifies for an exemption from registration under both federal and state laws and regulations. It is important for companies to qualify for... Read More

SEC Considers Rule Changes Involving Investments in Private Companies

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering rule changes that would make it easier for individuals to invest in private companies such as Uber and Airbnb.  Generally, certain wealth or income standards must be met before an individual is able to invest in private companies. One way for... Read More

Angel Investor Tax Credit - Qualifying Business Application Released

On January 25, 2017, the Iowa Economic Development Authority released the qualifying business application for the Angel Investor Tax Credit. The investor eligibility application was released previously. Businesses that conducted qualifying capital raises during 2016 can seek certification so their investors can claim the tax credit.  Both the... Read More