Angel Investing

From author and expert Dror Futter, a list of 10 common mistakes made by angel investors in a down market.

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: 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: Sonia Gioseffi, Partner, K&L Gates

The venture capital industry has exploded in both dollars and geography since its beginnings, as evidenced by an increase in the size of venture capital funds and the attraction of large pools of capital from institutional investors. 

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. 

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