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angel investor

A person who invests his or her own money in a startup company. An angel investor is generally not a member of a bank, venture capital firm or other financial institution that also makes such investments. Angels are typically private individuals.
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He has consulted with early to growth stage companies and reviewed investment opportunities for venture capital firms, private equity, Family Offices, and angel networks.
Investors included Oxford Technology and leading business angel networks Cambridge Capital Group, London Business Angels, Envestors, Ruffena Capital, and crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.
In addition, funding for eight regional angel networks will help to improve services and tools for existing members and attract new ones.
Billiken Angels Network, which is believed to be one of only 24 university-based angel networks nationwide, also serves as the most significant source of revenue for the Saint Louis University Entrepreneurship Program at John Cook.
Business angel networks have also been shown to be effective as a conduit to financing early-stage companies.
What sets Beer apart from other angel networks is that they discover the brightest entrepreneurs with the most investable businesses from all around the country, and we appreciates it is quality and not quantity that matters most to the angel community.
The European trade association for business angels, seed funds, and other early stage market players, EBAN serves business angels, business angel networks, seed funds and other early stage investment professionals across Europe.
Summary: TechnoPark, the science and technology facilitator of Economic Zones World has been appointed as an affiliate member of the World Business Angels Association (WBAA), the Brussels based international community of business angel networks and leaders.
The Arab Business Angels Network (Aban) said it has signed three strategic deals with companies in the Mena region to collaboratively work towards establishing three new business angel networks in the region.
One of the key proposals being tabled by NBAN is to further support new business by establishing an industry forum where regional and local business angel networks can discuss issues, share their own experiences and co-ordinate policy.
However the present `matchmaking' model, adopted by most UK Business Angel networks, does not mobilise the full power of angel investing.
Most angel networks require investors to meet securities law requirements as accredited investors and most have special provisions to keep investors with mind-sets incompatible with the group's from entering.