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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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The Regional Angel Investors Support Program is another vital component of the Palaszczuk Governments $420 million Advance Queensland flagship initiative to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across the state and turn great ideas into new products, businesses and jobs.
Organised by Bahrain's first angel investment firm Tenmou in partnership with the Economic Development Board, the event brought together more than 200 angel investors and start-ups from the region.
Although angel investors are located all around the world, they aren't necessarily easy to locate.
Although exit represents a crucial event in angel investors' partnership with entrepreneurs, extant research on angel investor exit is scarce (Mason; Mason & Harrison, 2002).
Indiana angel investors are said to represent as much as $1 billion in available capital.
To prepare for the possibility of an IPO, the angel investor should request registration rights.
Angel investors are wealthy individuals - who made at least $200,000 annually in the last two years or have a net worth of $1 million - looking for investment opportunities.
Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Wharton Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania have released their ongoing American Angel survey, which found angel investors have supported the American startup industry with USD24 billion of capital per year, the companies said.
Tenmou, Bahrain's First 'Business Angels' organisation, in strategic partnership with the Economic Development Board (EDB) is gearing up to host the second MENA Angel Investors Summit 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel on 11th May 2015.
to improve its investment and reporting tools, expand its angel investor membership and pool of angel investment funds, and improve mentoring support available to early-stage high-growth companies in southern Ontario.
The NOEG has recently completed the successful organization of angel investor groups in North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste.