Finally, Some Sanity in the Financial Reform Bill

I ran across a post at Tech Flash, Seattle’s Technology News Source, that says that Senator Dodd’s Financial Reform bill has changed the two provisions that would have negatively affected entrepreneurs search for early stage investors. Originally, one provision sought to raise the limit of an accredited investor from $1M to $2.3M. The current language leaves the level at the $1M but now excludes the value of the primary residence. It also provided that the SEC consider the economic impact of any future changes.

The second provision required entrepreneurs to register with the SEC if they intended to raise money. The new language makes this a requirement for what they call “bad actors” or those entrepreneurs who consistently start bad businesses and lose their investors money.

All in all, not so bad and, more importantly good for entrepreneurs and investors.

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