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Archive: JOBS Act

Life Sciences

Week in Review: JOBS Act Update and Inc. 500|5000

Safeguard Scientifics’ CFO Steve Zarrilli covered the JOBS act as a win for startups, venture capital, and the economy. Since then, the law was passed by Congress and changes in funding and the IPO process are becoming evident. An important part of the new law was the encouragement of capital formation through “crowdfunding.” While the SEC is still writing the rules for…

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Venture Capital

Week in Review: Strong First Quarter for IPOs, JOBS Act Becomes Law

The first quarter of 2012 has come and gone, leaving positive signs for venture capitalists. Twenty venture-backed start-ups made their IPO in the past three months, raising $1.4 billion. This is nearly double last year’s numbers for the same period—when 11 IPOs raised $768 million—and was the most active first quarter for IPOs since 2000. Tech IPOs accounted for over…

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The JOBS Act: A Win for Startups, Venture Capital, and the Economy

In 2002, in the wake of the dot-com era and a number of major corporate and accounting scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed. The federal law set new or enhanced standards for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting firms. At that time, we needed stricter financial governance to rebuild public confidence in the nation’s securities markets. Ten…

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