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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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We don't have a ton of angel money funding the market; there's a lot of large and dominant companies, but not a lot in the midrange that creates the management talent that is the engine of startups.
He cites Hutchinson, Kellogg and paediatricians such as Angel Money as fervent advocates of the intervention, and notes the importance of the Jewish example in encouraging doctors to believe that circumcised boys did not masturbate.
In early August, the four-year-old company received $2 million in angel money from about 40 investors.
Alexander Graham Bell used angel money to found Bell Telephone way back in 1877.
At that time, a company executive said that before this December some type of financial transaction would take place, whether it be more funding, angel money, an IPO or even a merger.
The Milwaukee community is great for raising angel money if you are able to demonstrate a smart and well thought out business plan and have an experienced leadership team.