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Beginning March 17, 2009, the SEC will require companies raising funds from venture capitalists and others to file Regulation D forms electronically. That will make the disclosures instantly available to anyone with a computer, PEHub reports. Until then, startups will continue to submit Reg Ds on paper to the SEC, which then makes two copies, eventually sending one to Thomson Financial. The process usually takes long enough that reporters don't find out about new investments until VC and funded companies announce them. (Photo by gholzer)