2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Incentivizing Early Funding With Angel Tax Credits

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 412
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?


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Amy Millman


Springboard Enterprises

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...

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Barbara Boxer

Managing Dir


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 ...

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