Ray Rothrock

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JOBS Act is the Law – Congratulations America. Let’s get back to the Business of Innovation!

In Venture Capital on April 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Today, in the Rose Garden at the White House at about 2:40, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  This morning when I departed my hotel it was overcast and pretty chilly outside.  I suddenly regretted not having my overcoat.  But, as the morning past and early afternoon arrived it suddenly was a beautiful day with tulips in full bloom everywhere at the White House.  The sun was beaming overhead making it warm and soothing in the crisp spring air.  When I think about making the JOBS Act law, this day is a perfect metaphor.  From a gloomy start to a sunny and warm finish complete with exploding tulips there was a sense of optimism and renewal for American innovation.   This law makes capital formation easier, safer, and better for everyone from the smallest startup in Ithaca to the boldest tech startup in Boulder.  Read the rest of this entry »

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