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Angel Investor

A high net worth individual who provides financing to a start-up, either in exchange for convertible debt or equity. Among start-ups, they are thought of as a bridge between loans from family and friends and venture capital, though angel investors are themselves often personally connected to the business. Angel investors take on a great deal of risk when they invest in these start-ups; they are also subject to dilution at the start-up's IPO. Therefore, they usually require a high rate of return in exchange for their financing. They are informally known as angels or informal investors.

angel investor

A wealthy investor who provides capital for new business ventures.
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SDSU/Brookings Angel Fund has already made seven investments and is actively screening other companies that are seeking an equity investment.
Led by Frontier Angel Fund (Kalispell MT), with participation from the Boise Angel Alliance via the Treasure Valley Angel Fund and several other angel investors, the investment will provide capital for Business Texter to lead the growing wave of B2C text messaging.
Hopefully this investment from the Finance for Business North East Angel Fund will enable that development to continue and to help towards Generic AI's aim to have the world's most used Artificial General Intelligence system.
We are grateful for the support the Tamiami Angel Fund has given to our burgeoning company," said Abhi Lokesh, co-founder and CEO of Fracture.
In addition, RAIN Source has contracted with Kevin Learned, business leader and member of the Boise Angel Fund, to serve as RAIN Source Capital's Idaho field agent.
Holland added: "As Ward Hadaway have advised Rivers Capital on a number of previous Angel Fund investments, it is particularly pleasing for the firm to have advised on this, the 75th investment.
3 Million in Series B capital funding led by The Oregon Angel Fund.
It's been a dream of mine to create an angel fund in Northfield," he said.
We are delighted to be named the winner of this Annual Angel Fund investment allocation by ZINO Society," said Yoram Bernet, CEO of Scope 5.
BOISE, Idaho -- A group of local angel investors and Minnesota-based RAIN Source Capital have formed the Boise Angel Fund, LLC, in Boise, Idaho.
TECHNOLOGY company Controlled Blasting Solutions (CBS) has won PS180,000 investment from the Finance for Business North East Angel Fund and a syndicate of high net worth individuals.
In addition to other individual angel investment commitments made on Tuesday, ZINO Society Angel Fund Investors selected six Fund Finalists out of a field of 23 companies.