OEN is committed to continuing to grow and educate Oregon’s investment community. To better fulfill this mission, we are asking the accredited investors in our network to provide us with some brief information. Thanks for helping!
SEC Accredited Investor Definition
Accredited investors meet standards defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission which allow them to invest in certain private securities offerings. Most startups raising money do so from accredited investors only.
The SEC web site contains the full definition. In general, any of the following would meet the standard:
• Individuals with annual income over $200K (individually) or $300K (with spouse) in each of the last 2 years and an expectation of the same this year
• Individuals with net assets over $1 million, excluding the primary residence (unless more is owed on the mortgage than the residence is worth)
• An institution with over $5 million in assets, such as a venture fund or a trust
• An entity made up entirely of accredited investors