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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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The Angel Round had nine participants, including CEI Ventures, members of Ektron's executive management, existing investors, and new outside angel investors.
Julie Pimsleur , CEO of Little Pim and also founder of Double Digit Academy, a bootcamp training for women planning to raise venture capital or an angel round of $500k+
In October 2014, Shotnote announced the closing of an angel round.
The company got its angel round fromChina Growth Capital.
HELSINKI, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Esther Dyson and Anssi Vanjoki have invested in Valkee as part of company's EUR 400,000 angel round.
FINANCING: A two-part angel round closed in February and netted $1.
The angel round typically goes up to about $1 million and usually doesn't include money from professional venture capitalists.
com), a Chicago-based procurement company focused on the real estate industry, announces the closing of an angel round of investment capital.
com)-- The recent funding is the second round TourRadar closes, after a strategic Angel Round almost a year ago, where industry veterans Erik Blachford (former Expedia CEO) and Jorg Trouvain (former HolidayCheck CEO & current 7Travel CEO) alongside Superangel Fund SpeedInvest invested.
The company gained an angel round of capital injection from Honghe Venture Capital in 2010.
The company is in the process of securing an angel round of funding for $500.
2 million in angel round funding, joined by notable investor and co-founder of Fotolia, Oleg Tschelzhoff.