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Capital Raising Law and Regulation Update

Crowdfund Beat covered Manatt partner Brian Korn@s speech on crowdfunding laws, rules and regulations at the Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference. Korn, who is chair of the firm@s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, discussed the history of capital raising laws and a wide range of upcoming changes to regulations and laws that may affect companies and investors. He also provided...

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Integration Just as Crucial as Strategy and Due Diligence

The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt@s Jacob Carlson, a manager with Manatt Digital, for an article about growth and potential acquisition of Zealot Networks. After raising $26.5 million in venture capital and an additional $30 million in debt financing in less than two years, Zealot turned heads by acquiring 17 companies to offer a one-stop shop for advertisers looking to create...

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Manatt Digital Startup Launchpad Winner Announced

SBC News covered Manatt Digital@s announcement of the winner of its Startup Launchpad contest held in conjunction with Narus Advisors. Maestro, a broadcast engagement platform, won the grand prize of $50,000 in professional services from Manatt and Narus.The other two finalists, Vantage Sports and firstblood.io, took advantage of the opportunity of being on stage in front of an audience of...

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SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings.

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Manatt Digital Launching Esports Startup Launchpad Contest

Manatt Digital is sponsoring the Esports Startup Launchpad contest as part of Naruscope@s Esports @ Casino Resorts conference at the SLS Las Vegas Casino and Resort on October 25 and 26, 2016. Entries must be submitted no later than October 4, 2016. @ Designed to explore what creative minds are developing in the emerging esports industry, the contest is searching for innovative businesses to...

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Crowdfunding Isn’t for Everyone

CFO interviewed Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending practice, for an article about the crowdfunding exemption, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, that went into effect on May 16. However, industry insiders told CFO that they do not expect a rush of small businesses to tap non-accredited investors for seed funding and other kinds of...

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New Crowdfunding Regulations: Worth the Risk?

Kiplinger quoted Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article on the risks of equity crowdfunding, often for start-ups. Start-ups that want to raise money from a large number of small investors, rather than primarily from accredited investors, will be doing so under new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules called Regulation...

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