Angel in Waiting
Angel investing in early stage companies lags, but are investors latent or just late?
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If you're up on your VC and angel investor news, you'veheard the reports that funds are flush with cash and ready toinvest. Whether that will pay off for your company may depend onthe stage of your business. As both professional VCs and individualangel investors try to minimize their risks, they appear to have agrowing preference for later-stage growth investments over seedstage opportunities.
A new study from the Center for Venture Research at theUniversity of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business andEconomics offers some proof. Although the dollar amount invested byangels appears to be holding steady, the report showed an 11percent shift in angel investments away from seed and startup stageventures during the first half of 2005 compared to the same periodof 2004.
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