Angel Investment is the process of investment by the Angel Investors in startups. This is generally an early-stage investment with a huge risk involved for the investors.
An angel investor is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. The term ‘angel’ refers to a kind of investor. Originally came from Broadway Theater, where it was used to describe wealthy individuals who provided money for theatrical productions that would otherwise have had to shut down. In 1978, William Wetzel, then a professor at the University of New Hampshire and founder of its Center for Venture Research, completed a pioneering study on how entrepreneurs raised seed capital in the USA, and he began using the term ‘angel’ to describe the investors that supported them as they provided money that was like ‘money from heaven’ for the entrepreneurs.
Source: Startup Easy: Part II – Fundraising (Unpublished)
StartupLanes specialize in raising Angel Investment for Startups from individual Angel Investors, Angel Investment Networks, and Syndicates of Angel Investors. Please visit the Fundraising section and then download our Fundraising Brochure for details of the fundraising process.
If you are an existing Angel Investor or you are planning to invest in startups as an Angel Investor, then you may please visit this page: Be an Angel Investor