angel investor

  

Definition

Usually, a former entrepreneur or professional who provides starting or growth capital in promising ventures, and helps also with advice and contacts. Unlike venture capitalists, angel investors usually operate alone (or in very small groups) and play only an indirect role as advisors in the operations of the investee firm. They are deemed to be 'angels' in comparison with grasping investors who are termed 'vulture capitalists.' Also called business angel.

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  • If you are a new business just starting out finding the right angel investor can really get you going in the right direction.

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  • They called him their angel investor because of how much he helped them in the early days of their company.

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  • Fortunately an Angel investor was more than willing to invest and he did not have many requirements so were able to finish the project quickly.

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