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Fool's Gold - The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America (see also my blog at www.gasellit.com) by Mind Map: Fool's Gold - The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America (see also my blog at www.gasellit.com)
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Fool's Gold - The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America (see also my blog at www.gasellit.com)

Angel investing is 8% of all informal investing

Market size

Angel investments = VC investments

Angle investments is 14% of all informal investments

3% of M&A market

Types of investors

Accredited

Non-accredited

All variations

Sophistication

Role

Investment stages

Investment size

Instrument

Risk level

Typical Angel Investor

Not especially wealthy

Not especially well-educated

Not especially old

Not necessarily male

Not former entrepreneur

No difference to typical Friend's and Family Money

No more startup experience than F&F investor

Makes less than 1 investment per year

Motivations to invest

To remain involved in the start-up scene

To learn something new

To find a job

As a hobby

To make money

To give back to the community

Added value

No added value

It's just money

What should government do

Angel groups

Also NON-accredited investors

Startups are born where there are other startups, entrepreneurs, and respect

Is there a problem

There aren't enough (growth) entrepreneurs

Role of Angel Investors

They do not fill the "gap" between F&F and VC

Having angel investment does not make getting VC easier

Investment process

No complex contracts

Typically no DD

Gut feeling valuation

Typical investment target

Also service business

Typically not high-growth business

Not only high-tech

Later stage

Often home-based

Typical startup

No complete management team in place

Older entrepreneurs than in media

More educated

Often solo entrepreneurs

Often not even only startup, 100% focus on one company not needed

What should we do

Entrepreneurs

Angels

F&F investors

VC

Policy Makers