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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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Local partners - especially active business angels, syndicates and networks - will be aware of the prevailing business environment and can help oversee the structuring, management, diligence as well as the closing of investment deals.
I am also delighted by the high level of angel investment secured in this round and particularly generated from our successful bids to pitch at the Angels in Medcity and London Business Angels events held in London in 2015.
But such individuals are not only to be found on television and those business angels who invest their own money in unquoted companies have, over the last two decades, received greater attention and recognition from policymakers and academics for their activities in the UK.
Business angel investment will always be an option in the attempt to develop start ups into mature profitable entities, either through traditional means or through crowdfunding sites.
The easiest thing one can do in Macedonia is to improve the activities of the business angels through tax alleviations for their investments," Andres stressed.
Such connections will not only assist our start-ups, but will benefit by gaining experience and knowledge sharing from business angel groups around the world, and the US is certainly a good starting point.
During the trade mission, the first for Bahrain's Business Angels, Haider visited the heart of the investment community and the venture capital of the US, Silicon Valley, to learn and develop ties between the two entrepreneurial communities.
I''m very privileged to have received this award when you consider the strength and diversity of the UK business angel sector and the people I was up against.
A celebration event has been held for organisations which have been supported by a leading Midlands' business angel investor syndicate.
Hans Schwendner, founder of the consulting company CONinTEC and chairman of a German business angel association, who has been representing Artezio in German speaking countries during the past couple of years.
5) The importance of business angels lies in providing a deal flow for venture capital funds, so that a thriving venture capital market requires a healthy business angel scene, and vice versa.

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