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Will the Definition of an Accredited Investor Finally get Fixed? The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act Includes Bill that May Finally Address this Longstanding Problem

The current definition of an accredited investor is a profound act of disenfranchisement. Policy makers decision to segregate investors based solely on how much money they have is a myopic, discriminatory act of rulemaking. The punitive definition of an accredited investor has been in place… Read More

Update to the Definition of an Accredited Investor Passes House by Voice Vote

In a strong sign of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives approved by voice vote HR 1585 or the Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act. Sponsored by Representative David Schweikert from Arizona, HR 1585 may address the profound shortcomings in the current definition of… Read More

2017 Holds Promise for Tax & Financing Policy for Startups

2016 brought with it many positive developments for startups in terms of capital access and tax policy. Investment crowdfunding finally went live, a number of bills to facilitate capital formation passed the House, and the startup community galvanized around a tax bill that would make… Read More

Working To Change The Definition of Accredited Investor – A Tale of Two Schweikert Bills

  There has been a lot of chatter and debate lately on how, or even if, the current definition of “accredited investor” should be substantively changed. To date, however, there has only been one affirmative action taken to actually change the definition which I am… Read More

Schweikert Bill May Fix Definition of an Accredited Investor

Originally introduced this past Spring, Representative David Schweikert saw the “Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act” (HR 2187 — 114th Congress) take another step forward on December 9th.  The House Financial Services Committee saw it approved by a vote of 54 yeas to just… Read More

Will Bill Introduced by Congressman Schweikert Finally Fix the Definition of an Accredited Investor?

The current definition of an accredited investor is something that has been in use for decades.  Basically the rule defines who may invest in certain private placement securities offers. In general you need to be earning over $200,000 a year ($300,000 if married) or alternatively have… Read More

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert Warns Entrepreneurs About Large Companies Fighting Startups

Weighing in on crowdfunding pros and cons, U.S. Representative David Schweikert warned a group of entrepreneurs that established companies and their lobbyists will fight to keep startup innovations from causing a stir in their markets During a visit to Phoenix-based incubator, Seed Spot, Mr. Schweikert stated,… Read More

Congressman Schweikert Comments on Crowdfunding Proposal from SEC

Representative David Schweikert,  a Republican from Arizona, has issued the following statement on the House floor today expressing disappointment with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules to implement the bi-partisan Crowdfunding provisions of the Jump Start Our Business Startups or JOBS Act which… Read More

Indiegogo, Other Crowdfunding Groups, Set to Testify Today at House of Representatives

Hearing on Crowdfunding to be Streamed Live at 10AM EST. Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations will be holding a hearing today at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capital Hill.  The hearing has been titled, “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for… 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

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