angel investor

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angel investor

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(Commerce) same as business angel
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This includes not only starting and running their own business but also as entrepreneurial employees, social entrepreneurs and informal investors.
The monitor report, issued by Babson College and Baruch College, said options for funding entrepreneurial ventures are increasing in the US, particularly with the growth of crowdfunding and the prevalence of informal investors, but entrepreneurs still depend on bootstrapping and support from family and friends to finance startups.
He warns that "it may be counterproductive to the economy to encourage amateur informal investors, but that business angels are not amateurs".
Another kind of informal network in which entrepreneurs relied on to engage in entrepreneurial activities is the informal investors such as the business angels (OECD, 2011).
FOR many small growing firms, individual informal investors play a vital role in supporting their development.
Mason, 1992, "The Roles of Investors in Entrepreneurial Companies: A Comparison of Informal Investors and Venture Capitalists", in: Churchill, N.
Informal investors are called the 4F's (Bygrave, Quill 2007) that means founders, family, friends and foolhardy strangers, also known as "business angels".
Blacks gauge their initial capital needs lower than do other ethnic groups and amass smaller amounts of startup capital, from both formal and informal investors, according to the study.
The research also showed that the average amount of cash required by a new business was around pounds 28, 550, with the entrepreneur providing around pounds 18, 000 of that and informal investors providing the difference.
The professor is right when he says informal investors lack a strong voice in Washington.
1992), The Roles of Investors in Entrepreneurial Companies: A Comparison of Informal Investors and Venture Capitalists, in Churchill, N.

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