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.

By: Linda Smith, ACA Chair Emeritus

ACA members are invited to join the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) Annual Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from November 14-17, 2021 which will take place as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress – anticipated to be one of the first post-COVID-19 live global gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from around the world.  The focus of the GBAN Annual Meeting this year will be on cross border investing but there will be a wide range of sessions for investors throughout the three-day event. 

By: Kevin Learned, Partner of Sage Growth Capital

The pros and cons of convertible notes have been thoroughly documented. However, the tax consequences of a convertible note have not been explored in as much depth. This blog post is an attempt to document the adverse tax effects that have surprised some investors. 

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer

As the fiscal year draws to a close, we are taking a moment to celebrate our accomplishments in these unprecedented times – and we’re charting a course to create a powerful future. 

By: Adam Winter, Chief Technology Officer at Clarus R+D, Ohio TechAngel Funds

We all know starting a business or new offering is hard. But starting it just before, or during a global pandemic and navigating it without a historical reference for guidance, is even harder. Fortunately, there is a tax credit solution for those who started a new product, service, or business after February 15, 2020, to help alleviate the financial burden associated with lost revenue or shutdowns due to COVID-19. Eligible startups may qualify for tax credits as part of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Startup Recovery provision. 

Chiara Renella-Brooks, ACA Partnership Director

Incredible Companies Built by Women Highlighted During the Innovation Funders Showcase Deeper Dive 

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

The prestigious Luis Villalobos Award, recognizing the most ingenious and innovative ideas recently financed by members of the Angel Capital Association, was recently awarded to two ACA member-funded companies disrupting their fields.

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

Boston-Area Angels Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile Receive Hans Severiens Award for Individual Impact in Advancing the Field of Angel Investing. 

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

10. It fits into your life, nicely. The event features interactive sessions, over three days with plenty of down-time – a chance to learn and grow that’s remarkably easy on the schedule. 

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director

Investors and entrepreneurs from the Pacific Northwest and around the world will reunite in Portland and online May 4-6 for ACA 2021 - The Summit of Angel Investing! 

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