Tagged: angel capital association

SEC Publishes Review on Definition of an Accredited Investor

Today, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a report that reviews the definition of an Accredited Investor. In brief, an Accredited Investor is someone who earns over $200,000 a year or has a net worth of over $1 million –… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Prepares Another Round of Recommendations on Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) returned to meet this past week with the definition of an Accredited Investor at the top of the list for discussion. The SBCFAC provides guidance to the Commission on issues that impact smaller firms, which frequently… Read More

Bipartisan Legislation, the Expanding American Entrepreneurship Act, May Improve Access to Capital for Early Stage Firms

In a rarity, Democrat and Republican Senators have joined in sponsoring the Expanding American Entrepreneurship Act, which aims to improve access to capital for early-stage firms. US Senators Jerry Moran, Tim Scott, and Mark Warner have joined to introduce the legislation into the Senate, which… Read More

Angel Capital Association Announces 2016 ACA Summit’s Luis Villalbos Award Finalists

The Angel Capital Association (ACA), a leading professional and trade association for angel investors, announced on Wednesday the three startups that have been selected as finalist for the Luis Villalobos award. This award was named in memory of Luis Villalobos, who angel investors nationwide admired for actively… Read More

New PENSCO Report Reveals Key Trends in Equity Crowdfunding & Early Stage Investing

PENSCO Trust Company released a report today on key trends driving the surging popularity of equity crowdfunding. In the 2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report preeminent voices in crowdfunding and early stage investing discuss the leading edge of private equity and provide tips for investors in search of these… Read More

Angel Capital Association: How to Define an “Accredited Investor”

At the recent Small Business Forum at the SEC held this past November one of the hot topics of discussion was the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.  As it stands today, an accredited investor is a wealthy sort that earns over $200,000 per year or… Read More

DreamFunded’s Co-Founder Manny Fernandez: Catching Up with SF’s Guardian Angel

DreamFunded: A Crowdfunding Platform “Built by Angels for Angels” Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform DreamFunded and SF Angels Group founder, has enjoyed quite a summer:  Fernandez recently was awarded “SF Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase and his recently… Read More

Changes to “Accredited Investor” Definition Could Clip the Wings of Angel Investors

Few words or phrases have the ability to affect the U.S. economy like the term “accredited investor.” Whether you know it or not, these two little words control $800 billion of private investment in the United Stated today. The standards for qualifying as an accredited… Read More

CflRA Hosts Webinar “Angel Investing 101”

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) will be holding their monthly educational series webinar June 1st at 1:00 p.m. EST. This month’s topic “Angel Investing 101,” will cover opportunities in the space, how to find good deal flow and the trends and forecasts affecting angel… Read More

Will a $1 Million Crowdfunding Raise Cost $200,000?

In a posting on the Wisconsin Angel Network, the statement was made that a $1 million crowdfunding raise could cost $200,000 to complete.  Not very exciting for small companies looking to raise capital, nor the investors who are interested in funding startups.  Of course we… Read More

EarlyIQ, Angel Capital Association Form Marketing Partnership

The Angel Capital Association (ACA), a leading professional and trade association for angel investors, and EarlyIQ, a hosted information and analytics company serving early stage capital markets, announced a joint marketing partnership. ACA maintains relationships with over 10,000 accredited investors and 200 Angel groups. The… Read More

AngelList Prepares for Public Fundraising

In a message to AngelList members, the accredited investor platform announced that “Public Fundraising” starts on Monday, September 23, 2013.  This date coincides with the SEC designated date when the ban on “General Solicitation” or advertising has been lifted on certain private placement offerings. Companies… Read More

Angel Investors Share Concerns With SEC Ahead Of General Solicitation

Yesterday the SEC held a meeting of top advisors and staff to discuss the latest rulemakings and initiatives from within the Commission. The Angel Capital Association was invited to speak on a new rule to go into effect on September 23rd that lifts the ban… Read More

Congressman Schweikert Speaks About Jobs Act at Angel Summit

Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, spoke at last week’s Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit in San Francisco on key issues for the early stage investing community. The 2013 ACA Summit was the largest ever worldwide… Read More