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July 19, 2022 - ACA CEO Pat Gouhin, alongside Clay Rankin, Chris McCannell and Blair Hancock of GrayRobinson, P.A. were in DC this week on behalf of angel investors to conduct a series of meetings with legislators, regulators and government officials to set the stage for important priorities for the investor and entrepreneurial community.

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

May 10, 2022  –Seeking to strengthen connection, advocacy and understanding as well as advise those in the SEC and FinHub community, CEO Pat Gouhin was thrilled to represent angel investors and the angel ecosystem at FinHub’s Peer-to-Peer meet-up on capital formation.

By:  Matthew C. Berger, Labor & Employment Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP

Launching a new company is exciting, but the human capital component – the workforce – can be stressful because founders must contend with a complex array of employment laws. 

By Eli Velasquez, Investors of Color Network

According to ACA’s Angel Funders Report, an annual data initiative that studies investments from leading angel investors across the United States, representation from females and Black led businesses has grown significantly in the last few years. In 2020, 29% of funded CEOs were female, an increase of 10%; and female CEOs raised 93 cents for every dollar raised by male CEOs. 

By:  Ben Schrag, SBIR/STTR Program DIrector and Policy Liaison, U.S. National Science

NSF helps companies move innovative technology out of the lab

Supporting the most innovative ideas in science and engineering, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded technologies like LASIK eye surgery, Doppler radar, bar codes, magnetic resonance imaging, 3D printing and tissue engineering that spur economic activity and improve the quality of life for all Americans. 

By:  Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild

Fox Rothschild understands the unique struggles startups face. To help, the firm developed the Fox Launchpad, a virtual incubator and resource center developed to nurture early stage companies through flexible services, accessible attorneys and a variety of other exclusive offerings.

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

During each year’s transition to the next, we take the chance to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the past, but our focus remains on the future.

By: Chris McCannell, Senior Government Affairs Consultant at GrayRobinson


With less than two months remaining in 2021, Congress is again facing a number of deadlines that will impact the angel investing community. 

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