Demystifying the JOBS Act: What it means for your company

June 28, 2012

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You've heard a lot of talk about the JOBS Act. Some say it's an historic step to clear away regulations and help young companies thrive...and in the process, create jobs and revive our economy. Others fear it foreshadows a return to the days of penny stocks and pervasive investor fraud.

On June 28, join Silicon Valley Bank, WR Hambrecht+Co, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP to discuss what the JOBS Act will mean for you — and for your company.

What will the JOBS Act mean for early-stage startups?

  • Is crowdfunding real?
  • Could crowdfunding augment — or even replace — angel and venture investors? Or is it really only relevant to more traditional "Main Street" businesses?
  • How does crowdfunding compare to existing platforms like Kickstarter?
  • What else does the JOBS Act do to help companies find and raise capital?
  • Can I use these new options to raise capital today? If not, when will they be real?

How will the JOBS Act help later-stage companies looking to raise growth capital?

  • What is the "IPO on-ramp?" Will it really make it easier to go public? Will it help newly public companies communicate with their investors and stay focused on growing their businesses?
  • How will the JOBS Act help companies that want to stay private?
  • What about companies who aren't yet sure what the right path is? Will the JOBS Act give them more options...and more flexibility to explore those options?


Greg Davidson, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Bill Hambrecht, Founder, Chairman and CEO, WR Hambrecht+Co
Marshall Hawks, Deal Team Leader, Silicon Valley Bank
Brian Lane, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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