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The evolution of start-up investing, especially in the last decade or so, shows the trend of opportunities and changing attitudes towards investment. In fact, down cycles breeds entrepreneurships and investors are still interested.
Read what some experts are saying about the longevity of the entrepreneurial “trend” and investor reactions, here.

Posted 22 hours 48 min ago

Pursuant to a mandate in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), every four years beginning in 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to review the definition of accredited investor to determine whether it should be “adjusted or modified for the protection of investors, in the public interest, and in light of the economy.” That review is underway. As it proceeds, the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, itself a creation of the Dodd-Frank Act, undertook an assessment of the current definition of accredited investor to determine whether basing it entirely on financial thresholds best determines an individual’s ability to bear and understand the risks of investing in private placements, and whether criteria other than the existing purely quantitative income and net worth criteria are meaningful proxies for investor sophistication.
Accredited Investor Markets is pleased to have an in depth, plain English summary of the October 2014 SEC meeting centered around potential changes to the “accredited investor” definition from guest author Robert N. Rapp, (B.A., J.D., Case Western Reserve University; M.B.A., Cleveland State University and a partner in Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP).

Posted 1 day 22 hours ago

Here’s the latest news and events from DailyDAC, LLC. Don’t forget to check out the newest listings on the Opportunistic Deal Database and the Mature Deal Database!
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Posted 2 days 18 hours ago

Check out the latest news from Financial Poise. Don’t miss out on our upcoming live webinars! View the full newsletter here.

Posted 4 days 3 hours ago

In Episode 6 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill and Jesse Clem, the co-founder and CEO of Loquidity, talk about investing in real estate. Their discussion includes changes in how real estate investment opportunity and accredited investors find one another, changes in state law that abet the JOBS Act in encouraging general solicitation of accredited investors, and potential advantages for investors presented by a regionally-focused real estate investment platform.
You can learn more about investing in real estate by visiting

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

The trading day in the U.S. ended on October 15th with stocks suffering their biggest losses in years, wiping out the year’s gains in many U.S. and European indexes. While diversity into alternatives may help hedge against some loss, not all behave in the same manner. AIMkts Managing Editor Alicia Purdy looks at stock market correlation and alternatives amid this week’s market bust.

Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Co-hosts Chris Cahill and Alicia Purdy are joined each week by a guest to discuss the basics of angel investing, crowdfunding, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and other investment vehicles beyond publicly traded securities. The program, which premiered on September 25th, is available through iTunes; Stitcher, or on Libsyn.
Past and confirmed guests include investment advisors, attorneys, fund managers, and founders of such companies as Ace Portal; Early Shares; Fund Wisdom; InvestedIn; Loquidity; Realty Mogul; OfferBoard; The Soho Loft; and Sprott Global.
AIMkts Radio is the audio sister to, the Internet’s most comprehensive and unbiased educational resource about crowdfunding, angel investing, venture capital, private equity, private shares, and other investment classes beyond publicly traded stocks and bonds. Unbiased and beholden to no one, AIMkts Radio does not accept advertising from financial advisors, brokers, or issuers.
About Financial Poise Radio Productions: Financial Poise Radio Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of DailyDAC, LLC. DailyDAC, LLC owns and operates a growing suite of web-based properties devoted to providing education and news to investors, private business owners, C-level executives, and their respective trusted advisors

Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Finding the right financial advisor can make a significant impact on your investment dollars. Are you approaching the financial advisor hunt in the wrong way? AIMkts has advice for how to begin your search.

Read the entire article here.

Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Here’s the latest news and events from DailyDAC, LLC. Don’t forget to check out the newest listings on the Opportunistic Deal Database and the Mature Deal Database!
Click here to read the full newsletter.

Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Financial Poise, The ChamberWise Education Consortium, and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce a brand new webinar series for 2014, Finance and Accounting. The first webinar, “The Income Statement” premieres on October 29, 2014 at 10am CT.
Webinars in the series include:

Speakers include:

  • Richard Claywell, Biz Valuations
  • Gary Frantzen, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Garth Tebay, Tebay & Associates, LLC
  • Todd Zoha, Stage Capital LLC

There is a saying: “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.”  This webinar was created to teach the small business owner enough about finance and accounting so he can have an intelligent conversation with his controller or CFO.  As with all Financial Poise webinars, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes:  think sitcom rather than soap opera.Produced in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter. 1.0 CLE credit available.

Posted 1 week 4 days ago