Zach Brandon, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, will speak March 7 at the annual summit of the Angel Capital Association in Austin, Texas.
Brandon will take part in a panel discussion on how policy decisions in Washington, D.C., are changing the landscape for early stage investing and exits. Brandon is a member of the ACA’s Public Policy Committee.
The panel, moderated by Dan Rosen of the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, will cover “crowd funding,” general solicitation of private offerings to accredited investors, creating an “on ramp” for initial public offerings, angel tax credits and Qualified Small Business stock exemptions.
The ACA Summit is the largest gathering of angel investors and angel groups in the world, attracting investors from the 50 states and about 20 countries outside the United States. The ACA provides professional development for angel groups, family offices and private investors; delivers services and benefits to support member portfolio companies; and serves as a policy and promotional voice for angel investing.
The Wisconsin Angel Network, founded in 2004, is part of the Wisconsin Technology Council. Representing about two-dozen networks and funds, WAN helps fuel the growth of capital in Wisconsin by operating as an umbrella organization providing services and resources to the early stage investing and entrepreneurial communities. Network formation, investor education, communications, public policy, networking and deal-flow assistance are WAN’s main roles.