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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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Dr Michael Dickens, fund manager for the Angel Fund, led the investment via the fund's core capital from the Finance for Business North East programme.
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Joy Sasman, corporate communications manager at the DBN, said the three financial institutions decided to support the Business Angel Fund because of the direct positive impact it has on SMEs that demonstrate the abilities to grow business and create employment.
It's no wonder some funding candidates are nervous, says Dan Miller, a partner in the privately held company, which manages the angel fund and provides business management and consulting services to entrepreneurial startups with strong potential.
Also joining in the round were current investors Case Tech Ventures, JumpStart Ventures, NorthCoast Angel Fund, Ohio Tech Angel Fund, Queen City Angel Fund III, Physician Investment Group, as well as new investors RiverVest Venture Partners, LLC, Blue Tree Allied Angels, and ModelVest.
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5m North East Angel Fund, operated by Rivers Capital Partners.
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Volunteers refurbish used laptops that go to Masonic lodges with Angel Fund chapters for distribution to schools, where students who do not own computers may take them home.