2021 FLORIDA VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS
I understand that none of the Florida Venture Forum nor the Conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees are in any way recommending or endorsing any of the presenting companies or any business venture that may be discussed at the Conference and that none of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. nor the Conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees intend in any way to solicit or induce the purchase of securities by me or my organization.
I understand that none of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. nor the Conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees are providing legal, accounting, tax or business advice to me and my attendance and participation at the event does not create and is not intended to create any attorney-client, account-client or other relationship between me and any of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. or the Conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees.
I understand that each of the presenting companies must comply with all federal and state securities laws in connection with the offer or sale of securities to any person who attends the Conference. I understand that the information being presented at the Conference is not intended to constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase securities.
I understand that none of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. nor the Conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees of the Conference are acting as underwriters or agents for any of the presenting companies.
I understand that I may not rely upon any information provided to me directly in connection with the Conference, but that I must conduct my own investigation and negotiations directly with such company.
Important Notice: Although neither the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. nor any of its members can offer legal advice to our presenting companies or Conference attendees, we wanted to make each of you is aware that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) recently implemented rule changes which impact commonly utilized exemptions (and related safe harbors) from registration under the federal securities laws. In general, all issuances and sales of securities (e.g., stock and/or LLC interests) in exchange for money must either be registered with the SEC or must satisfy an available exemption from registration (which is why the exemptions are so important). The SEC’s rule changes alter the regulatory landscape of offerings involving “general solicitation” of potential investors. If a general solicitation is employed or found to be present in connection with the offer and/or sale of securities, then the issuer (which loses
traditional registration exemptions) may be able to take advantage of the new private offering exemption rules by limiting eligible investors solely to “accredited investors” and by (among other things) taking “reasonable steps to verify” that all investors are accredited. The new SEC rules do not specifically define what constitutes a “general solicitation”, but some commentators have suggested that a showcase event generally open to the public, such as this Conference, could possibly be construed as a form of general solicitation of investment interest. Any company planning or proposing to offer, issue or sell securities should consult with experienced securities counsel regarding the new SEC rules, available registration exemptions and related planning, preparations and execution of offering and capital raising activities.