Startups Funding Legal Regime

Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado (CIDP) Research Paper No. 21

Revista Eletrónica de Direito - Junho de 2022 - N.º 2 (vol. 28)

37 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2022

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Joana Costa Lopes

Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon

Chen Chen

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa; CIDP - Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado | Lisbon Centre for Research in Private Law

Date Written: April 1, 2022

Abstract

Because of their characteristics, startups are generally unable to access traditional forms of funding, such as bank loans. However, the global digital and technological revolution of recent years has enabled other forms of funding to emerge, offering alternatives to bank loans. These have allowed startups to fund themselves and so develop their business. This paper sets out to look at the alternative, technology-driven forms of finance used by startups and how these funding arrangements are regulated in the Portuguese legal system and in the European Union.

Keywords: startups; innovation; funding; crowdfunding; venture capital; initial coin offerings; securities.

Suggested Citation

Costa Lopes, Joana and Chen, Chen, Startups Funding Legal Regime (April 1, 2022). Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado (CIDP) Research Paper No. 21, Revista Eletrónica de Direito - Junho de 2022 - N.º 2 (vol. 28), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4250405

Joana Costa Lopes (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon ( email )

Portugal

Chen Chen

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa ( email )

Portugal

CIDP - Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado | Lisbon Centre for Research in Private Law

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade
Lisbon, 1649 014
Portugal

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