Angel Investors are private investors who finance early stage businesses. These people usually have extensive industry knowledge and experience. Because of their understanding, they invest their own money either individually, as a group, or on behalf of a company. Investment decisions, therefore, are based on trust and the quality of their founders and their pitch.
However, many Angel Investors are focused on more than just financial returns. These people are often excited by making a positive change in the world; being on the forefront of innovation; and consequently mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs.With the rapid increase in start ups emerging within Australia and around the world, angel investors are becoming more and more common. According to the Center of Venture Research, the US alone has over 300,000 active angels that collectively invest more than US$24 billion per year. These angels can provide invaluable Seed and Series A funding to cement your business within your target market and against competitors.