Protect Angel Startup Funding: Important Public Policy Webinar Update

Angel InvestorThe Startup and Angel Investment Community needs your help!  Beginning this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 to review the accredited investor definition as it relates to individuals. At issue is whether the financial thresholds should be adjusted or raised for the “protection of investors, in the public interest, and in light of the economy.”

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is leading the charge to maintain the current thresholds for accreditation and also to suggest ways for sophisticated investors who do not meet the financial thresholds to also become accredited investors – but they need your help. Learn what you can do to make sure that the SEC doesn’t increase the financial thresholds and cut off the supply of capital to startups. Everyone in the startup community is welcome and urged to participate in this call.

Speakers/Topics to be covered

Jean Peters, Golden Seeds/ACA Board – Moderator

Mike Eckert, ACA Public Policy Chair – Importance of Angel Investing to US Economy and Job Creation, Why Angel Investing has so Little Fraud

Joe Wallin, Davis, Wright Tremaine – History of Accredited Investor Definition

Evan Burfield, 1776 Incubator – Importance of Angels to the Startup Ecosystem

Kevin Laws, AngelList – How Angel Investing is Evolving with General Solicitation

Carol Roper, Consumer Federation of America – Protecting Investors – Limiting Offerings to Those Who Can Afford the Loss

Register for the Webinar

When: Wednesday, June 11th at 12:00p Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific

About Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin focuses on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investors in U.S. businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public.
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