Angel investing is when an investor invests into a start-up business in exchange for shares or convertible debt. Angel investing is typically a form of private equity and similar to venture capital.
By investing in the earliest stages of a company, many angel investors also like to lend their experience and knowledge to a start-up. This can help a new business navigate future challenges
Angel investing has recently become a lot more popular due to online equity crowdfunding websites making it easier for them to find exciting start up to invest in, and the low minimum investment amount offered.
Angel investors are the largest group of investors into start-ups and early-stage companies. An estimated £1.5 Billion is invested per year, this is roughly 3x more than is raised through venture capital.
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