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.
are popping up across the country, creating databases that connect investors with businesses that need seed money or expansion capital.
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.