Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Who Are Angel Investors?

According to, an angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high net worth individual who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company. Often, angel investors are found among an entrepreneur's family and friends. The funds that angel investors provide may be a one-time investment to help the business get off the ground or an ongoing injection to support and carry the company through its difficult early stages.

The 2017 American Angel study, conducted by the Angel Capital Association (ACA), provided some very useful data points through their survey of 1,659 U.S. angels, the largest such study ever conducted. Their survey included 40 quantitative questions and four qualitative ones which provided these insights:

  • Angel investors provide $25 billion to 70,000 companies annually, accounting for 90 percent of outside funding for startups.
  • Angels are more diverse than venture capitalists, with women making up 22 percent of investors.
  • The racial mix leans heavily towards white investors, who account for 87.6 percent of angels.
  • The mean age of an angel making a first investment is 48.
  • The median angel investment is $25,000.
  • The initial investment is higher in regions outside of California, New York, Boston and San Francisco, where it is $32,432.
  • 63% of angel investors are based outside those major cities.

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