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CFO Magazine: On the IPO On-Ramp

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CFO Magazine highlighted the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act on smaller companies aiming to obtain access to capital and the benefits of the JOBS Act by highlighting case studies from companies that went public using it. “Nearly everyone agrees that the JOBS Act has significantly affected the way IPOs are done,” writes Edward Teach. Teach talked to five companies to discuss their experiences, and not surprisingly, ‘all had strong opinions about Read More >

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The Eyes Have It According to Recent VC Funding Patterns

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A recent Wall Street Journal analysis of venture capital investment trends since 1999 reveals which human body parts are experiencing the biggest rise in funding. The report was based on data from thousands of financings of startups from 1999 through the first half of 2014, provided by VentureSource, a database owned by Dow Jones & Company. And while many would assume the funding was largely pumped in to cardiovascular disease, they would be wrong. “The Read More >

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Biotech Analyst Optimism: Price Targets Post-IPO

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In a recent blog post, Bruce Booth of Life Sci VC, writes about the relationship between a forecasted price target of a biotech stock and its current share price. If biotech stocks hit their current targets, it could be a good year, Booth writes: “I’ll close with a thought experiment as an optimist: if, in line with historic data, 45% of the current IPO class hits their price targets at some point over the next Read More >

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Roadblocks and Red Tape Block Search for Cures

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Since its passage more than two years ago, the JOBS Act has spurred more than 110 biotech IPOs. And now the SEC is in the process of finalizing another important piece of the law that could further encourage biotech capital formation. The JOBS Act directs the SEC to raise the offering ceiling under Regulation A – a securities law exemption that allows companies to raise public capital with a reduced reporting burden – from $5 Read More >

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Back to School: Consider a STEM Career

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With school resuming for many throughout the country this week, one question that may be on a lot of students’ minds (not to mention their parents) is how to ensure their education best prepares them for a successful career down the road. For high school and college students considering which major to choose, a new survey from PayScale, reported by the Washington Post, offers a revealing look at which majors are most (and least) likely Read More >

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