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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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Angel investing is developing a name for itself, but a challenge remains in the distance NOA covers: the catchment area runs from just north of Barrie to Kenora.
Although there are people with some spare cash and industry experience who could consider becoming business angels, angel investing is still, in many cases, a little known about or understood option but at a time when investment returns from the more traditional sources (e.g.
Being part of an angel investing group allows members to have access to more deals and to glean from the expertise and background of other members.
The Seed Oregon finalist will earn a presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon 2009, billed as the premier angel investing event in the Northwest, next March.
Robinson has lugged his expertise--not to mention his life -- cross-country to guide Hawaii residents in the rapidly growing practice of angel investing. Angel investors -- wealthy individuals who provide seed money to startup companies with the hope of a substantial return -- funded 236 percent more companies in 2000 than in 1996, according to the Angel Advisor Angel Network Activity Survey.
"When it comes to angel investing and early-stage investing, both carry the same strategy," says Fields, who invests in only about 5% of the entrepreneurs who approach him with ideas.
Started in the U.S., the Angel investing concept is now popular within Silicone Valley where it has been successfully used to develop tech startups.
iAngels is an angel investing equity crowdfunding platform that provides accredited investors around the world access to exclusive deals backed by Israel's top performing early-stage investors under identical terms.
ACA executive director Marianne Hudson said, "ACA is comprised of more than 13,000 world-class angel investor members and 240 organizations and our incoming chair, vice chair and three new directors represent some of the brightest minds in angel investing so we're thrilled to have each providing their mentorship and leadership to ACA and its members across North America.
The summit, the largest gathering of angel investors and angel groups in the world, saw Mr Haider speak to more than 650 investors on angel investing as it pertains to the region.
The summit, the largest gathering of angel investors and angel groups in the world, saw Haider speak to more than 650 investors on angel investing as it pertains to the region.
Johnson City, TN, September 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The start-up business accelerator AccelNow in conjunction with the ETSU Research Foundation will host the Angel Resource Institute as they put on an educational seminar on angel investing at The Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012.