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Seven Keys to Authentically Investing in Diverse Start-ups

In his latest@Entrepreneur@column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director@Kalon Gutierrez@co-wrote with Partner Rustin Brown about how institutions, investors and entrepreneurs can @effectively ignite the fire of a burgeoning economy with diversity, equity and inclusion as a catalyst.@ In the article, the authors highlighted the need for financial institutions and investors to...

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Manatt Represents Misfits Market in $225M Series C-1 Funding Round

Thomas Michael and Jonathan Simmons represented Misfits Market in its closing of a $225 million Series C-1 funding round led by technology-focused investment powerhouse SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from leading Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Accel.

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Manatt Represents Sayari Labs in Its $40M Series C Equity Capital Raise

Scott Schwartz and Christopher Dayans represented Sayari Labs, Inc., a global leader in financial intelligence and supply chain risk solutions, in its $40 million Series C equity capital raise led by Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm.

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New York Drags Its Securities Filings Into the 21st Century

New rules will simplify the notice filing process for private placements by requiring filings be made on a Form D via the North American Securities Administrators Association multistate Electronic Filing Depository, consistent with how such filings have long been made in most other states.
 

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Did You Really Need That PPP Loan? The SBA Wants to Know

Without much fanfare, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has started investigating borrowers of larger Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to obtain information about their business activities.

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Raising Capital Through Private Placements: Rule 506(b) vs. Rule 506(c) Offerings

Startups, and particularly first-time founders, typically find that raising funds is a significant, challenging and time-consuming process.

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SEC Makes Key Changes to Accredited Investor Definition

In its Final Rule issued on August 26, 2020, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expanded the group of individuals and entities permitted to invest in private securities by amending the definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer.”

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Founder’s Stock: Vesting and Acceleration

Founder’s stock refers to the equity granted, typically in the form of common stock, to founders of a company for their preformation efforts in building the company.

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Selecting the Appropriate Structure for Your Startup

Founders must contend with many important decisions early in the life of a startup, including selecting the appropriate corporate structure.

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The SEC Proposes to Expand Capital-Raising Opportunities for Reg D, Reg A and Crowdfunding Offerings

On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules to simplify certain aspects of exempt offerings with the goal of expanding access to capital for issuers and increasing opportunities for investors. The proposed rules are set forth in SEC Release No. 33-10763.
 

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