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How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley
Angel Investors

How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley

While much of angel investing is the same everywhere, angels outside of Silicon Valley need to do a few things differently to be successful.
Scott Shane
Everyone Pays to Raise Money
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Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Scott Shane
Why Angels Are Moving Online
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Why Angels Are Moving Online

Online platforms are a superior choice for less entrepreneurially experienced, less-active investors who are deploying smaller amounts of money.
Scott Shane
Why the Number of Accelerators Is Accelerating
Accelerators

Why the Number of Accelerators Is Accelerating

Because they solve real problems that venture capitalists face in financing companies, accelerators are not simply a fad.
Scott Shane
6 Tips for Raising Your First Round of Funding
Funding

6 Tips for Raising Your First Round of Funding

It takes money to run a business. Here's how to obtain that initial windfall.
Matt Barba
More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup
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More Than Money: 4 Tips to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

Your ideal investor won't be just a walking bank account.
Allison Engel
It's Every Entrepreneur's Responsibility to Invest in Other Startups
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It's Every Entrepreneur's Responsibility to Invest in Other Startups

Four reasons why crowdfunding others' projects helps you too.
Sohin Shah
Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000

Despite some headlines, the nature of the current venture market is far different than the bubble years.
Scott Shane
32 Financial-Technology VCs Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Venture Capital

32 Financial-Technology VCs Entrepreneurs Need to Know

The rapid growth of 'fintech' in recent years shows no sign of slackening.
John Rampton
How to Find and Land Angel Investors
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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
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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
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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

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 in an earlier funding round -- 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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