June 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We need 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 on the basis of inflation for the “protection of investors, in the public interest, and in light of the economy.”

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 we need your help. Learn what you can do as an ACA member  to protect your ability to invest. Startups and other members of the startup economy are welcome to participate as well.

Speakers and Agenda

  • 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