• They’re at it again!

    The SEC just announced some new rules, based largely on the requirements of the JOBS Act. These rules, on their surface, seem really great. They acknowledge the rise in angel investing by allow companies to seek out angels nationally via “general solicitation.” Unlike Crowdfunding, which allows companies to seek investment from the general public, these rules apply ONLY to accredited

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  • Angel Syndication – Regulatory and Legal Framework

    Frequent readers of my blog know that I am active in public policy on behalf of angels. They also know that I am a nerd and about as far from a lawyer as you can get. So, they should take this post in that spirit. When angels purchase stock in a startup, they must certify to the issuer that they

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  • Angel Deal Syndication

    As the VC market has (in general) moved upstream to later and later-stage deals, angel investors have filled the breach by not only investing at the seed stage, but also carrying deals through to exit. As a result, an increasing number of angels are joining groups (like the Alliance of Angels). As these groups reach their capital capacity in a

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  • Pantanal Magic Photo Book Available

    My first photo book, Pantanal Magic, is now available for pre-order. Cost will be $100 per book and 100% of the proceeds will go the Seattle Humane Society (www.SeattleHumane.org) and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/). To see a preview of the book, go to www.rosen-photo.com and click on the Pantanal Magic Book link. Hope you enjoy.

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  • General Solicitation

    Once again, through inadvertent action, the federal government is about to threaten Angel Investing. This all started as a way to increase investment in startups, when congress passed, and the Obama signed the JOBS Act (see: http://blog.drosenassoc.com/?p=97). Title II of the JOBS Act allows “General Solicitation and Advertising” of private placements (like Angel deals). One would think this is good

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