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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.
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angel investor

A wealthy investor who provides capital for new business ventures.
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Tenmou, Bahrain's first business angel, said it is connecting with leading international entrepreneurial communities for the benefit of Bahraini start-ups.

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