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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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Winfrey brought young founder Craig Kielburger on her show six years ago, and since then her Angel Network has contributed more than $1 million to the group.
The second factor which biases the average investment size upwards is that it seems reasonable to assume that investors who pay subscriptions to join business angel networks will comprise more serious and wealthier informal investors who are actively seeking investment opportunities and so will invest more frequently and make larger investments.
The Indian Angel Network (IAN) is looking for investment opportunities in the United Kingdom and Singapore.
He said: "What sets Beer apart from other angel networks is that is discovers the brightest entrepreneurs with the most investable businesses from all around the UK.
We're pleased to be able to report an increase in the number of deals completed after what has been a pretty lean two years for business angel networks throughout the UK and Europe, although we see these figures as only the start of an investment revival' XAnos ended March 2005 with a very strong dealflow pipeline in place and we expect to see a further rise in activity over the rest of the year.
Angel networks are popping up across the country, creating databases that connect investors with businesses that need seed money or expansion capital.
Investments will come directly from Grow Utah Ventures as well as from angel networks throughout the state that Grow Utah Ventures is helping establish.
Over the past decade xenos has developed into one of the leading UK business angel networks, fulfilling a vital role in the Welsh economy by enabling SMEs to access the funding essential for their development and growth," said Leanna Davies, xenos network manager.
Most angel networks operate pretty much the same, generally providing a kind of matchmaking service.
Investments will come directly from Grow Utah Ventures, as well as from angel networks throughout the state that Grow Utah Ventures is helping establish.
We are optimistic that new Angel networks, especially in international markets, can provide Netro with revenue and margin growth for 2003 and subsequent years," Mr.
Now launched, the unique design offers accredited investor-members to be able to view offerings on-line, as well as specialized site sections for the Broker/Dealer community, Angel networks, lenders and venture capitalists.