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Exploring the Impacts of Changing the Definition of 'Accredited Investors'

Mark Marich on June 09, 2014 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

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. 

Current estimates show that raising the thresholds for inflation could mean increasing the net worth standard from $1M to $2.5M and the annual income from $200,000 to $450,000. 

The Protect Angel Startup Funding webinar features a collection of speakers that will discuss the importance of angels to startup ecosystems as well as that of protecting investors, including: 

  • Jean Peters 
    Golden Seeds/ ACA Board (moderator)
  • Mike Eckert 
    ACA Public Policy Chair/ NO/LA Angel Network 
  • Joe Wallin 
    Davis Wright Tremaine 
  • Evan Burfield 
    1776 Incubator 
  • Kevin Laws 
    AngelList 
  • Barbara Roper 
    Consumer Federation of America 

Tags:  ACA, SEC, Dodd-Frank

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