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Exploring the Impacts of Changing the Definition of 'Accredited Investors'
Last week, we highlighted the dialogue going on over the definition of an accredited investor and whether or not the SEC would raise the financial thresholds used for that definition. This week, the Angel Capital Association is hosting a webinar to examine the potential changes -- and it estimates that proposed SEC changes could eliminate as much as 60% of accredited investors. [More]
Mark Marich
on June 09, 2014
Accredited Investors: Definitions & the Pool of Startup Capital

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review in 2014 the definition of an accredited investor in 2014. The SEC is thus currently analyzing the balance embodied in the definition in terms of investor protection, the public interest and the economy. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
Category:  General 
Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules

With recent news that Richard Branson has thrown his support behind Indiegogo, there is a decent amount of mainstream attention to the topic of crowfunding. But while there is a lot happening on the policy front, things haven’t necessarily materialized as quickly as expected. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
SEC Seeking Input on Crowdfunding
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 
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Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Red Tape  Growth & Poverty 
The Long Road to Crowdfunding

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved one step further in enlarging the pool of capital available to entrepreneurs when it unanimously voted to propose regulations to allow unaccredited U.S. investors to invest in startups and small businesses for equity, as set out in Title III of the JOBS Act. I took a look at reactions to this latest step and how it compares to a couple of other nations on a similar mission.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 28, 2013
Starting Up the Startup Act

It has been two years this week since the Kauffman Foundation took extensive research and data analysis around new firm formation, crafted a single document, and labeled it “The Startup Act.” Renaming the conversation that PDE had started earlier around how policymakers can make it easier for startups to emerge, create jobs and grow, was very effective in getting policymakers in Washington to take a look at entrepreneurship through the lens of helping new and young firms. But how far has America come in getting something done on their behalf?

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 22, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
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