Angel Investors

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First Meeting With an Investor? These 5 Guidelines Will Help
Pitching Investors

First Meeting With an Investor? These 5 Guidelines Will Help

Remember that the golden rule to selling your business concept is to "under-promise and over-deliver."
Toby Nwazor
Where to Meet Angel Investors and How to Pitch Them When You Do
Angel Investors

Where to Meet Angel Investors and How to Pitch Them When You Do

Get your startup off the ground by learning how to pitch angel investors and raise money.
Murray Newlands
5 Types of Startup Investors To Avoid
Startups

5 Types of Startup Investors To Avoid

These investor behaviors can permanently damage their startups
Mack Kolarich
Unicorn Investors: The Top 5 Firms With the Best Record
Investors

Unicorn Investors: The Top 5 Firms With the Best Record

For entrepreneurs, especially those with a focus on mobile-first, looking to get funding, here are the top investors to keep an eye on.
Aaron Orendorff
Lean Hogs. And 6 Other Unusual Investments That Can Pay Off.
Investments

Lean Hogs. And 6 Other Unusual Investments That Can Pay Off.

Lean hogs? Goat rentals? Crowdfunded real estate? Weather derivatives? What is your investment portfolio missing?
Sujan Patel
More Than Money: How the Right Investor Can Add Lasting Value to Your Startup
Angel Investors

More Than Money: How the Right Investor Can Add Lasting Value to Your Startup

Taking money from an investor before thoroughly vetting him or her is like getting married after your first date.
Blake Marggraff
The Benefits of Buying a 'Boring' Businesses Instead of Seeking the Next Big Thing
Investing

The Benefits of Buying a 'Boring' Businesses Instead of Seeking the Next Big Thing

Boring businesses are stable and profitable, but could use some new marketing strategies to tap into additional growth.
Peter Daisyme
The 5 Questions Investors Will Ask When You're Pitching Them
Ask the Expert

The 5 Questions Investors Will Ask When You're Pitching Them

From market size to your team's qualifications, our entrepreneur expert Jessica Herrin, shares with us the questions investors will ask entrepreneurs pitching their business.
Jessica Herrin
What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me
Entrepreneurs

What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me

There are a plethora of ways to raise funds for a startup company, but try these suggestions to retain control.
Patrick Henry
Explore These 5 Options for Your Cash-Strapped Startup
Startup Financing

Explore These 5 Options for Your Cash-Strapped Startup

The quest for startup capital is no walk in the park. Consider these three things you need to avoid.
Toby Nwazor
6 Things Your Investors Are Thinking While Seeing Your Pitch
Pitching Investors

6 Things Your Investors Are Thinking While Seeing Your Pitch

Investors want to make sure that you have the tenacity and ability to succeed, Also, that they're going to make a profit.
Rehan Ijaz
Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business
Financing

Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business

At some point most businesses will need an infusion of capital, here are the most common ways to get it.
Brenton Hayden
Your Guide to the High-Risk, High-Reward World of Investing in Startups When Fundamental Finance Law Changes Go Into Effect May 16
Equity Crowdfunding

Your Guide to the High-Risk, High-Reward World of Investing in Startups When Fundamental Finance Law Changes Go Into Effect May 16

New rules for equity crowdfunding mean that nonprofessional investors can now buy pieces of a business.
Catherine Clifford
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Various Funding Options
Funding

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Various Funding Options

Do your research on different funding options and fine out which ones are best for your idea or product.
Samuel Edwards

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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