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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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I am thankful for working together with MFT Group in cultivating angel investing and venture capital community in the Philippines which can serve as a main driver in boosting the regional economy.
The company is a management consulting and angel investing company with more than 20 years of experiences assisting companies at key inflection points such as hyper-growth, capital raising, M/A transactions, business exits, turn-arounds and more.
As well as having been-there-done-that with his own tech start-up, Gilmour says he's found good scope to bring his corporate experience to bear when angel investing.
Pipeline Angels and similar networks are changing the face of angel investing.
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Angel investing - matching individuals with money to startups that need cash to grow - is undergoing a transformation.
io promises to be the first step in a continuing conversation in America regarding responsible Angel Investing.
For these efforts to be recognised, it not only demonstrates the vibrant culture of entrepreneurship in Bahrain, but the strength in the angel investing model.
For these efforts to be recognised, not only demonstrates the vibrant culture of entrepreneurship in Bahrain, but the strength in the angel investing model.
This annual event will further reinforce Bahrain's position on the map as the regional centre for entrepreneurship and angel investing," he stated.
Also investing in the round were Boston-based angel investing group Hub Angels and unnamed Boston-area angel investors.
Mr Powell said: "It is that catalysing effect that makes this type of angel investing so crucial for "high risk" early stage opportunities to fulfil their potential, when banks and other structured funds are unable to venture.