Exploring Regulation Crowdfunding and Angel Investing


The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee is gearing up for an insightful discussion on Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and the landscape of angel investing. Scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2024, this meeting promises a deep dive into crucial aspects of early-stage capital raising and investment trends.

Unveiling Regulation Crowdfunding: Enhancing Access to Capital

The morning session will begin with a comprehensive exploration of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF). As the Committee delves into this topic, it aims to identify avenues for expanding access to early-stage capital. Discussions will encompass an assessment of past successes, prevailing challenges, and potential enhancements to the exemption. SEC staff will provide insights into the regulatory framework, while the Committee will benefit from the perspectives shared by an invited expert, highlighting recent academic research and the experiences of women and under-represented entrepreneurs engaged in Reg CF.

Navigating the State of Angel Investing: Trends and Perspectives

Following remarks from the Director of the SEC’s Office of Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology, the Committee will shift its focus to the state of angel investing during the afternoon session. While angel investors are pivotal in bolstering early-stage ventures, recent trends suggest a slowdown in angel investments. Committee members will share firsthand experiences, shedding light on the impact of capital raising trends and market dynamics on angel investors, angel funds, and the startups they support. This discourse will delve into angel investors’ decision-making processes, risk perceptions, and potential strategies to stimulate increased investment activity.

For those eager to gain valuable insights from these discussions, the meeting will be accessible via live webcast on Detailed information, including the complete agenda and meeting materials, can be found on the Committee webpage.

With the stage set for illuminating deliberations, the SEC Small Business Advisory Committee invites stakeholders to join in shaping the future landscape of capital formation and investment in the small business sector.

SEC Press Release

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