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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 investors

See venture capital.
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The Regional Angel Investors Support Program is another vital component of the Palaszczuk Governments $420 million Advance Queensland flagship initiative to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across the state and turn great ideas into new products, businesses and jobs.
Our strategic partnership with the Economic Development Board has helped us to further develop this cooperation between angel investors and venture capitalists over the years.
Events like the MENA Angel Investors Summit allow us to continue to have conversations with some of the best startups in the Kingdom, and to learn about the challenges and opportunities they experience in order to ensure that they have the tools to thrive in their environment and build an ecosystem which is supportive for future innovation," he added.
Across nations, firms that attracted a high level of interest among angel investors were more likely to grow, issue patents, win new rounds of funding, and have a successful exit from the startup phase.
Organised by Bahrain's first angel investment firm Tenmou in partnership with the Economic Development Board, the event brought together more than 200 angel investors and start-ups from the region.
We are encouraging entrepreneurial startups seeking capital to strongly consider this opportunity to engage prospective angel investors that could help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
Although angel investors are located all around the world, they aren't necessarily easy to locate.
For angel investors, exit is part of their investment process and return maximization is an important objective to consider in the exit decision (Mason, 2006; Wiltbank & Boeker, 2007).
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.
An angel investors is a well-off individual who has some type of business background, such as a former executive or successful entrepreneur.
The aim is to enhance the development of angel investor networks and stimulate investment into start-ups as well as matching angel investors with new companies.