angel investor

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angel investor

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(Commerce) same as business angel
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Harrison, 1996a, "Why Business Angels Say No: A Case Study of Opportunities Rejected by An Informal Investor Syndicate", International Small Business Journal, 14, 35-51.
In this paper, we consider an informal investor to be anyone who invests even a dollar in the business of another or others (Reynolds et al.
Last week, the group held an informal investor day, in which it said that the fund's managers had identified a number of new potential investments.
The study debunks the classic picture of an informal investor as a ``business angel'' - a person with enough spare cash and business experience to invest in other businesses.
Although both serial and non-serial angels invest similar amounts on average per unquoted investment (in this study, each group invested an average of [pounds]55,000), serial investors make a greater number of investments and therefore have a much greater economic impact than any other informal investor type.
The Dutch informal investor market is estimated to be at least as large as the formal venture capital market.
The report went on to characterize the typical informal investor: the median age of the informal investor in new companies is 47, the median family income $90,000.
The building of trust relationships between the entrepreneur and the informal investor appears to be essential for successful capital investments on the part of the investor to take place.
Although we only have the views of one member of the syndicate, albeit the `archangel', this is less of a concern than might appear: anecdotal evidence indicates that informal investor syndicates are often structured around a key individual who undertakes the evaluation on behalf of the group and whose recommendation has a significant influence on other syndicate members (e.
However, the study debunks the classic picture of an informal investor as a 'business angel'- a person with enough spare cash and relevant business experience to invest in other businesses.
Millipore also announced that it would be hosting informal investor events in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Invitrogen will be hosting an informal investor event at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, NY on Friday, October 15, 2004 at 1:00 PM (ET).

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