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What is an Angel Investor?

An angel investor is a person who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company.

Angel investors usually provide a one-time investment to help the business kick off, but they can also make a series of investments to help the company through its difficult early stages.

Who can be an Angel Investor?

Angel investors are often wealthy individuals with extra funds. They are usually serial entrepreneurs, successful entrepreneurs, or successful professionals. They typically seek out businesses that they enjoy that offer higher rates of return than those offered by more traditional investments.

Angel Investors are often, but not exclusively, individuals who have the status of accredited investors. Accredited investors are defined as having a net worth of at least €1 million euros in assets, or an income of at least €200.000 in the previous year.

Essentially, these individuals have the finances and desire to provide funding for startups.

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