No More Visas for Biotech, AI, and Robotics?

The U.S. Commerce Department could place limits on which companies can sponsor H-1B and O-1A visas. Commerce is evaluating designating artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and other categories as “emerging technologies” that will be subject to export controls. That could pose challenges for tech startups founded by international entrepreneurs or those employing—or looking to employ—foreign talent. If…

VCs Champion Immigrant Founders

VCs Champion Immigrant Founders

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has filed a motion in federal court designed to determine whether the Trump administration is complying with a court order to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule. Last September, NVCA along with entrepreneurs and startups sued the federal government for illegally delaying implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The…

A Win for International Entrepreneurs, Startups

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can no longer delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. The judge ordered the administration to begin accepting applications under the rule, which allows startup founders to come to the U.S. to build their companies. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) along with entrepreneurs and companies sued the federal…