Incentivizing Early Funding With Angel Tax Credits
Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Angel investors fund the majority of startups in the US at a time in their development when capital is hard to come by. Tax credits for investment in early stage business are a common policy measure aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. On June 24, 2014, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced the introduction of Angel Tax Credit Act, which would further incentivize angels across the US to invest significant capital in startups (http://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/murphy-introduces-bill-to-incentivize-investment-in-startup-businesses).
This session will offer an overview of US angel tax credits and a case study of a Wisconsin angel investment (TrafficCast), which created significant job growth after each round of funding. It aims to answer some questions as to the advantages and disadvantages of angel investor tax credits, including: Do they pay their way? Do they create high quality jobs? And what is their effect on the amount and quantity of investment?
Amy Millman is a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs building Big Businesses Starting Small. In 2000, she co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit venture catalyst which sources, co...Show the rest
Amy Millman is a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs building Big Businesses Starting Small. In 2000, she co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit venture catalyst which sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Springboard has assisted hundreds of women entrepreneurs in raising billions in investments and connecting with thousands of expert resources. The successes of Springboard entrepreneurs include 10 IPOs, legions of high value M&As and a community of accomplished serial entrepreneurs. During her career in DC, she served as a representative for several industry groups and was appointed as Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council during the Clinton Administration. She served on the boards of many organizations including her current service with JumpStart Inc. and Enterprising Women Magazine. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and holds a Masters degree from GWU.Hide the rest
BELLE Capital USA
Barbara Boxer recently retired as General Counsel for PDM Bridge, LLC, one of the nation’s largest fabricator of steel bridges. In Barbara’s role as General Counsel, she manages numerous attorneys ...Show the rest
Barbara Boxer recently retired as General Counsel for PDM Bridge, LLC, one of the nation’s largest fabricator of steel bridges. In Barbara’s role as General Counsel, she manages numerous attorneys and cases nationwide for PDM. She also directs the government relations activities for PDM. She was chair of Government Relations for a large Milwaukee, Wisconsin law firm Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. before joining PDM Bridge, LLC. A long-term advocate for minority and women’s economic development, Barbara was recruited by Lieutenant Governor Lawton to serve on the steering committee for Wisconsin Women’s Prosperity. Barbara is the Founder and President of Women Angeles, LLC and an Investment Partner at Belle Capital Fund; she is now one of three Managing Directors of BELLE Capital USA, LLC. Both are early stage Angel Funding organizations.Hide the rest