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Definition of Regulation D

Regulation D is a series of rules that provides exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Startups commonly rely on these exemptions, including in particular Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c). The SEC promulgated Regulation D in an effort to create a safe harbor to the Section 4(a)(2) exemption, which had generated significant uncertainty of what exactly was needed for startups to perfect (i.e., comply) with the exemption.

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