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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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After an angel round in summer 2014 and a seed round that closed in February with investments from a pair of "Boulder institutional investors,"SQFT may pursue additional outside capital.
Club W raised USD500,000 in an angel round in early 2012.
The angel round typically goes up to about $1 million and usually doesn't include money from professional venture capitalists.
com), a Chicago-based procurement company focused on the real estate industry, announces the closing of an angel round of investment capital.
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.
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.
FINANCING: A two-part angel round closed in February and netted $1.
2 million in angel round funding, joined by notable investor and co-founder of Fotolia, Oleg Tschelzhoff.
In October 2014, Shotnote announced the closing of an angel round.
The company got its angel round fromChina Growth Capital.
The company is in the process of securing an angel round of funding for $500.
Founded by technologists with deep expertise in solving complex virtualization and Windows challenges; well-known industry executives participate in angel round