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Digital Lenders Work With New Fintech Charter

Manatt’s Brian Korn, a co-chair of the firm’s financial services group, was interviewed by S&P Global Market Intelligence for an article on digital lenders entering the new fintech charter realm.

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Office of Comptroller of the Currency Begins Accepting Fintech Charters

Manatt’s Brian Korn, a co-chair of the firm’s financial services group, was interviewed by Law360 for an article on the new Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s fintech charter.

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Three Years After Revamp, Regulation A Offerings Remain Work in Progress

Manatt’s Brian Korn, co-chair of the firm’s financial services group, was quoted by Law360 for an article on new data surrounding Regulation A offerings.

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Trends Are Emerging in the AR/VR Startup Industry

Manatt’s Scott Schwartz, a partner in the firm’s corporate and finance practice, was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio to discuss augmented reality and virtual reality startups.

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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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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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Unicorns Edge Out Average Joes in Slow IPO Market

The New York Business Journal featured Manatt@s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm@s capital markets practice, in a Q@A-style article about the initial public offering (IPO) of Line, a messaging app for mobile devices. When asked about the direction of the market considering the rarity of IPOs, Blair responded:@But it@s been one of the slowest IPO markets. It@s tough for the average joe...

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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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