D.C. Strategies works closely with the Equity Capital Formation Task Force which reported its findings related to the JOBS Act to the Secretary of Treasury on November 11, 2013. Since that time, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and D.C. Strategies have worked successfully to implement the recommendations made in that report.
Comprising professionals from across America’s startup and small-capitalization company ecosystems. The Equity Capital Formation (ECF) Task Force formed in June 2013 to 1) examine the challenges that America’s startups and small-cap companies face in raising equity capital in the current public market environment, and 2) develop recommendations for policy-makers that will help such companies gain greater access to the capital they need to grow their businesses and generate private sector job growth.
The task force’s efforts have been informed by discussions flowing from The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Decimalization Roundtable (February 2013), which examined the impacts of decimalized pricing of securities on IPOs, trading, and liquidity for small and middle capitalization companies; and from the Capital Access Innovation Summit convened by the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration in June 2013, which focused on the impact of the JOBS Act of 2012 on capital formation for emerging growth companies and what additional measures might benefit this process.
“From the On-Ramp to the Freeway: Refueling Job Creation and Growth by Reconnecting Investors with Small-Cap Companies”
Presented to the U.S. Department of the Treasury