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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:  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. 

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

As new developments unfold regarding President Biden's proposed tax increases, the Angel Capital Association, in collaboration with our partners at GrayRobinson, pledges to keep our members updated with information as it becomes available. ACA, along with our Public Policy team, is working diligently to continue to protect our members and angels in the startup ecosystem. 

By: Dror Futter, Legal and Business Adviser to Startups, Venture Capital Firms and Technology Companies
This article originally appeared in Crowdfund Insider.

Imagine a Baskin Robbins where you can get any flavor you want, as long as it is vanilla. Based on recent data provided by the National Venture Capital Association in partnership with Aumni, the market for venture capital deal terms seem to be that kind of store. 

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

After a tireless effort ultimately met with success, Louisiana angel investors are able to celebrate new opportunities for the early-stage ecosystem!  On August 20, 2021, Louisiana Angel Investor Tax Credit program rule changes made by Louisiana Economic Development went into effect.  This tax credit is now available for investments that are in the form of convertible or subordinate debt.  The significant change enhances the availability of capital for Louisiana-based companies. 

By: Daren Cotter, Tech Entrepreneur & Investor, Member of Gopher Angels

I’ve been asked this question many times over the past 8 years. As my portfolio has grown, so has my answer to this question. I’m sharing my thought process because perhaps it will nudge some of you to angel invest too! 

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

The Small Business Administration has proposed changes to the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) that may provide opportunities and ways to leverage the program for portfolio companies who are looking for capital.

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