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AngelList Syndicate Update – Week 1

We had a fascinating week trying to get everything figured out on our FG Angels initiative with AngelList. Our syndicate, which we are going to max out at $450,000, is currently right at $300,000 after one week. We are humbled by all the support and interest. Geir Freysson, founder of Five Hundred Plus, did a super cool…

Why Twitter’s Confidential S-1 Filing Is A Good Thing

Did you know Twitter is going public? Of course you did – it’s all the mainstream media could seem to write about last week after the now infamous twitter tweet about it. We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for…

The Proposed SEC Rules Undermine The Goal Of The JOBS Act

The JOBS Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Obama with much fanfare over a year ago, was intended to help small business. It is, after all, called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. A number of the provisions have been slow to get written into law and the SEC has missed their…

Announce Your Financing In Conjunction With Your Form D Filing

I’ve always had mixed feelings about the importance of a company announcing a financing in the absence of any other activity. “Dear World: We Just Raised $X From Investors A, B, and C.” Ok, but so what? In my book, there is only one real reason for this – to attract new potential employees: “We’ve…

Using RSS To Track SEC Filings

I considered titling this post “why RSS isn’t dead” but decided that was too easy. I don’t pay much attention to public markets. However, now that the IPO window for tech companies has opened back up there are some companies that I want to track. However, I don’t really care about the daily stock prices…