Leaders in Action

Steve has also been an active member at ACA as he is a member of the ACA Marketing Committee, an instructor in Angel University, and has participated in various ACA Summit roles. His smile, wit, and intellect are all on full display as he undertakes whatever task is presented to him. He is a true leader in so many ways.
We sincerely appreciate the many contributions our Angel Capital Association (ACA) members, Angel Groups and other donors have made and continue to make to the Seed the Future (STF) Campaign. Since launching publicly in 2022, the Angel Investor Foundation (AIF) has raised over $1.4M towards the set $2.3M goal. With this generous support we have begun taking mission driven action and we are excited to update you on our progress.
The near-term crisis has largely been averted with the Federal Reserve, Treasury and FDIC regulators announcing that depositors regained access to 100% of their money starting Monday and that no losses will be borne by the taxpayer. The move should restore confidence and keep startups solvent and their employees employed, but there likely will be some longer-lasting psychological effects relating to capital risk that we should all be on the lookout for.
The Angel Capital Association is delighted to announce that Sonu Mirchandani, Faculty and Entrepreneur Program Director for the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University, has been appointed Dean of Faculty for the Ann and Bill Payne ACA Angel University.
The bill will authorize the Department of Labor to conduct a three-year, multi-state study to review the outcomes of these programs and report its findings to Congress. Learn more about this kind of policy online.
This newly-created, volunteer position will provide the opportunity to give back to the field of angel investing while also providing unparalleled insights and influence over the evolution of angel investing education around the world.

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. 

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