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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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There will also be breakout sessions on the basics of angel investing and national trends, new models of investing and local opportunities, led by members of Borealis Ventures, Wasabi Ventures and Dyn.
Online platforms are coming on like a freight train," said Jamie McIntyre, a Maryland-based investor who recently used online angel investing platform CircleUp to invest an undisclosed amount in Eugene-based Good Clean Love.
Furthermore, following from last month's inaugural Mena Angel Investors Summit, which attracted more than 250 participants, we believe the next few years will be pivotal for Tenmou and the angel investing model in Bahrain and the wider region.
Third, I agree with those who term angel investing 'smart money,' meaning that an angel's value to an entrepreneur isn't just the financial capital she provides--it's also the social and human capital she can offer, and the more diverse the group of angels-in-training is, the broader the network (social capital) and skill set (human capital) the entrepreneur will be able to tap into.
Angel investing is catching on in the North, and Northern Ontario Angels has been ranked as one of the top angel investing networks in Canada.
Maher Hakim, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, gave a presentation on Angel Investing.
Dragons' Den is a great example of angel investing at work, although the typical angel will be a family member or friend of the entrepreneur who is seeking the investment.
Dragon's Den is a great example of angel investing at work, although the typical angel will be a family member or friend of the entrepreneur who is seeking the investment.
com)-- The start-up business accelerator AccelNow in conjunction with the ETSU Research Foundation will host the Angel Resource Institute as they put on an educational seminar on angel investing at The Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012.
In most cases women do not turn to angel investing until much later in their career and life, once they have successfully exited their own businesses, in many cases when family needs are more minimal.
The BBAA is the only national trade association dedicated to promoting angel investing and supporting early stage investment in the UK.
All things considered, business angel investing should continue to be robust.