Changing the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street

S.B. Livingston
Livingston Securities LLC, US

Keywords: JOBS Act, IPO-s, nano investments, small business


Being able to raise capital and working with investors are essential for nanotechnology and nanomedicine small businesses. One of the most anticipated pieces of capital reform legislation in recent years, the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) was signed into law in April 2012. Significantly to the venture capital community, to innovators, entrepreneurs, and those who finance them, the law seeks to create an “on-ramp” to the “small” IPO market for companies seeking to raise $10 to $50 million. In addition it also enables “crowdfunding,” or the ability to raise small amounts of capital from numerous investors. In this presentation, Scott Livingston, CEO of Livingston Securities will provide a real time update on how this act is affecting the IPO market. Livingston Securities participated in the selling syndicates for 25 equity capital markets transactions in 2012, vs. 5 in 2011 and 3 in 2010. In addition, Mr. Livingston will discuss how the JOBS Act is impacting capital raising at all levels, public and private, and give some tips on how to raise capital in this new environment.