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How to Find and Land Angel Investors
Starting a Business

How to Find and Land Angel Investors

If you're seeking equity funding for your new business, don't forget to look into angel investors.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
6 Strategies for Closing Your Series A on Your Terms
Finance

6 Strategies for Closing Your Series A on Your Terms

It's import to vet your potential investors at least as much as they are vetting your company.
Zoe Barry
7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

7 Attributes of an Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Adopting these seven traits can certainly help you get recognized for the entrepreneur you are.
Monica Zent
5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You
Pitching investors

5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You

While there are many options for fundraising, it doesn't make it easier to get capital. Here is how to make the process more productive and efficient.
Arie Abecassis
What Angel Investors Care About Most When They Make Investment Decisions
Angel Investors

What Angel Investors Care About Most When They Make Investment Decisions

Why people are as important as products in these initial funding rounds.
David Nilssen
Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?
Raising Money

Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?

Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.
Lisa Serwin
5 Qualities Angel Investors Want in Founders
Angel Investors

5 Qualities Angel Investors Want in Founders

Are drive, passion and smarts enough to impress investors?
Tim Berry
Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It
Pitching investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
John Rampton
Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development
Investors

Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development

If you're developing new and unproven technology, keep these six stages in mind as you seek financial backing.
Martin Zwilling
This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of
Impact Investing

This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.
David Bank
The 5 Best Pitch Tactics I Heard as an Angel Investor
Pitching investors

The 5 Best Pitch Tactics I Heard as an Angel Investor

The best pitches tend to incorporate these elements.
Zeynep Ilgaz
Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward Through Angel Investing
Investing

Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward Through Angel Investing

This type of startup financing gets you in on the ground floor with companies of your choosing.
Brenton Hayden
Don't Let Student Debt Hogtie Your Business
Starting a Business

Don't Let Student Debt Hogtie Your Business

Four tips for achieving a financial balance as you launch your startup
Kari Luckett
7 Ways to Build Rock-Solid Relationships With Your Investors
Angel Investors

7 Ways to Build Rock-Solid Relationships With Your Investors

They may not be your BFFs, but they can be crucial to your future.
Gideon Kimbrell

Angel investors are individuals who provide seed funding for startups or entrepreneurs in return for ownership equity or debt repayment. Angel investors differ from venture capitalists (VC) in that typically they fund smaller amounts than VCs -- the average amount is $600,000 -- and are willing to fund smaller companies.

Need to know: Typically, angel investors must meet the Securities Exchange Commission’s regulatory definition of an accredited investor, meaning he or she must have an individual or joint spousal net worth that exceeds $1 million and the individual must make an income of at least $200,000 a year (in the last two years) or a combined $300,000 in a joint spousal income. 

Term origins: The term “angel investor” originates from the early 1900s, referring to wealthy businessmen who invested in Broadway productions. Today, angel investors fund a variety of businesses.
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