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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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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 17 ( ANI ): Mumbai-based children's snack foods company, The Mumum Co, raised half a million dollars in an angel round of funding.
The angel round typically goes up to about $1 million and usually doesn't include money from professional venture capitalists.
BeatO had previously raised an angel round from a few individual investors including Rajeev Chitrabhanu, an early investor in Nazara Technologies, Rentomojoetc and Vishal Sampat, who besides being an angel investor was also the founder of Convonix, India's largest digital agency acquired by Publicis.
Ltd, an online marketplace that joins companies with domain experts for part-time assignments, has raised $500,000 in an angel round from investors for example Dhruv Agarwala, chief executive at PropTiger; Arjun Dhawan, president and chief executive officer at HCC Infrastructure Company Ltd; and Colvyn Harris, executive director-global growth and client development at J Walter Thompson Co.
Club W raised USD500,000 in an angel round in early 2012.Country: USASector: IT/Online ServicesTarget: Club W IncBuyer: Crosscut Ventures , Csaba Konkoly, Amplify.La , Guild Capital, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Brenner International GroupDeal size in USD: 3.1mType: VCStatus: ClosedComment: Deal size refers to combined investment.
FINANCING: A two-part angel round closed in February and netted $1.25 million.
27 (ANI): Roadcast, a tech-driven asset monitoring, fleet management, and vehicle tracking platform recently closed its Angel round of funding and raised USD 250,000 to invest in expanding its operations across major cities in India, with a focus on Punjab, Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Parr and Havel used the profits from the last Hustle Con, as well as a $250,000 angel round from past speakers, to launch T​he Hustle,​a weekly Thrillist--style email newsletter geared toward millennials and entrepreneurs.
The company got its angel round fromChina Growth Capital.
The company is in the process of securing an angel round of funding for $500.000 to $1 million.
The firm (alliancekapital.com) will be concentrating on making seed and angel round investments to the startups.
In October 2014, Shotnote announced the closing of an angel round.