Angel Investors

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What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me
Radicals & Visionaries

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
Ready To Launch

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
Ready To Launch

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
What People Don't Tell Entrepreneurs About Investors
The Grind

What People Don't Tell Entrepreneurs About Investors

They are basically all the same. Here is what I am doing about it.
Adina Grigore
17 Things You Need to Know Before Doing Business in Cuba
Radicals & Visionaries

17 Things You Need to Know Before Doing Business in Cuba

Cubans are resourceful and tech savvy but the island nation's infrastructure is lamentable and its government still controls the economy.
8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End
Online Dating

8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End

Dating site customers are fickle, hard to please and will dump one site for another without explanation. Sort of like the worst person you've ever dated.
Martin Zwilling
A Startup Is Like a Home Still Being Built. Don't Value it at Next Year's Dream Market Price When Pitching an Angel Investor.
Valuations

A Startup Is Like a Home Still Being Built. Don't Value it at Next Year's Dream Market Price When Pitching an Angel Investor.

Serious investors want to know about your new venture's real revenue, team strength, registered intellectual property and other important elements.
Martin Zwilling
Didn't Know That Uber Is a Unicorn? Time to Get Schooled on Startup Jargon.
Investors

Didn't Know That Uber Is a Unicorn? Time to Get Schooled on Startup Jargon.

Test your knowledge on the latest investor-to-entrepreneur terms and concepts.
Martin Zwilling
Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here's How to Get Your Share.
Angel Investors

Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here's How to Get Your Share.

As an active angel investor myself, here is my priority list of eight recommended preparation activities when you're looking for funding.
Martin Zwilling
A New Kind of Financing That Doesn't Involve Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity
Finance

A New Kind of Financing That Doesn't Involve Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity

Here are five ways that the new R round is different than other types of finance currently available for entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
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

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.