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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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Mr Haider was speaking on the sidelines of the second "MENA Angel Investors Summit 2015" held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay.
The summit brings together angel investors and start-ups from around the MENA region and the rest of the world, giving an opportunity for investors to exchange deal-flow, learn best practices and raise awareness related to angel investment.
And like Jones, many early-stage business owners are seeking angel investors to fill in the gap in startup capital.
Though it is a good idea for you to develop a thorough and comprehensive business plan exceeding 30-40 pages for your benefit, your angel investor is likely to want to a more concise version of the plan during your first meeting.
Conversely, angel investors made 62 percent of their investments in the post-seed/start-up stages--a big increase from 40 percent in 2008.
Brock Blake is the CEO of Funding Universe, Inc, a company that creates a platform to help a network of more than 1,000 active venture capitalists, angel investors and lenders connect with qualified investment opportunities.
AngelNet addresses an age-old problem that faces many closely held and high-growth businesses--how to find angel investors," explains Bruce Kidd, founder of Concord Partners and AngelNet.
Called Angel Capital Electronic Network, or ACE-Net, the service is the first federal effort to link companies and angel investors nationwide.
This month's Blue Paper, podcast and infographic from promotional products retailer 4imprint entitled, The Perfect Pitch: Making Your Case to Angel Investors , offers insight on how to find and pitch your business idea to angel investors that could enable your business to flourish.
The free webinars are led by ACA to support a key association initiative-leveraging the trusted expertise and best practices of its 13,000+ members and other experts, to fine tune the skills and approaches of active, professional angel investors and entrepreneurs.
Tenmou, Bahrain's first 'Business Angels' organization, announced today that some of the most prominent Angel Investors will attend the MENA Angel Investor Summit 2015, one of the largest gatherings of venture capitalists, angel investors and entrepreneurs dedicated to building businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
FedDev Ontario is also providing up to $500,000 for the Golden Triangle Angel Network to support the growth of the angel investor community in southern Ontario.