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An Update on Federal Data Efforts
Marich Mark
6/28/2010
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A recent forum held at the Brookings Institution pulled together a fairly select group from the U.S. statistical agencies, academia, and other experts to discuss the current state of entrepreneurship and innovation data at the federal level. Following the Kauffman 2010 Interagency Forum on Entrepreneurship...

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Angel Activity Remains Stable
Mark Marich
4/22/2013
Blog Resource
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Last week, we brought you the latest news from the venture capital industry. This week, we hear from the angels and the overall message is a bit more positive—at least that overall angel investing for 2012 was “stable with prior years.”

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Angel Deals Still Down
Mark Marich
1/27/2014
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Toward the tail end of 2013, we highlighted a couple of reports that pointed to a fairly stable angel market in the U.S. The latest from one of those reports, the Halo Report — from Angel Resource Institute (ARI), Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and CB Insights — may suggest reason for a bit of concern. According to the report, median angel round sizes are down $180,000 per deal since Q1 2013 ($700,000 to $520,000).

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Angel Financing & High-Growth Firms
Marich Mark
4/30/2012
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An OECD report printed earlier this year examines why angel investment continues to be relatively overlooked despite the fact it is the primary source of outside equity financing and support for startups in a number of countries.

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Angel Investing Stabilizes, Returns to Seed & Startup Stages
Marich Mark
10/17/2011
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Following turbulent times in 2008 and 2009, the angel investor market has shown signs of stabilization, according to a new study by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. While the total number of active investors during the first two quarters of 2011—124,900—remains virtually unchanged from the same period last year, other numbers are showing a slight increase.

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Angels Feeling Confident, Too
Marich Mark
4/9/2012
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While entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, angel investors are now jumping in with both feet. Total investments? Up 12.1 percent. Number of entrepreneurial ventures funded? Up 7.3 percent. Number of active investors? Up 20 percent.

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Angels Stay Local with Investments
Mark Marich
7/22/2013
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According to a recent report on angel investing in the United States, more than 8 in 10 angel investments in the last 12 months were completed in the home state of the investor group and company. The Q1 2013 Halo Report—published by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights—is based on 207 deals totaling $222 million invested.

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Angels in Recovery—But Still Have a Ways to Go
Mark Marich
10/15/2012
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According to the latest survey from the Center for Venture Research a the University of New Hampshire, the angel investor market is showing promising signs of recovery—across the board in terms of dollars invested, total numbers of investments and total number of investors.

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Angels’ Decreased Appetite for Seed and Start-up Investing
Marich Mark
11/8/2010
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Historically, angels have been the most significant source of seed and start-up capital for entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, angels seems to have a much more cautious approach to investing lately. Angels’ seed and start-up stage investing declined to its lowest level in several years, according to the Angel Market Analysis for the first and second quarters of 2010 released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. This trend could impact new ventures and job creation.

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Angst about Argentina
Jonathan Ortmans
9/24/2012
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Argentina has been in the news lately for its expropriation of a Spanish oil company and other strong regulatory interference, such as price and import controls. With this image reflected in the media, we decided to check back on activity that Argentine entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them are carrying out to sustain and promote entrepreneurship.

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