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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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Business accelerators are a promising place to find an angel investor, as this is where new ideas are nurtured.
There are two reasons: first, according to agency theory, there might be a goal conflict between principal and agent because in this case, the agent (entrepreneur) may adopt opportunistic behaviour that may damage the financial interest of the angel investor. According to Landstrom (1992), there is no such opportunistic behaviour between these two parties.
"Oqal believes that collectivist culture embedded within the region is the foundation that should be utilised to support the angel investors in contributing and growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
As a young entrepreneur, he depended on angel investors who bet on and believed in him, so for Mr.
It is estimated that PS1.5bn is invested annually in the UK by angels, with around 18,000 active angel investors.
It is estimated that [pounds sterling]1.5bn is invested annually in the UK through angels with around 18,000 active angel investors.
She has a large portfolio of angel investments in the Middle East, Europe and the US through involvement with Wain, Dubai Angel Investors, NextWave Ventures, Rising Tide Europe and CoFund.
Angel investors, like venture capitalists, fund early-stage entrepreneurs and serve as mentors or outside directors of startups.
Company founders, Elissa Freiha and Chantalle Dumonceaux believe that the GCC region does not have enough structured angel investor funds to assist the many high quality start-ups that are being launched across the region.
As you noted, there are already able and affluent people in many of the African countries that are capable of becoming angel investors in these countries.
The cofounder/CEO of a mobile app company introduces the value of angel investors who provide guidance and seed capital for startups.
* Minority Angel Investor Network (www.minorityangelin vestornetwork.com)