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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.
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.
There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.
As year-end approaches and entrepreneurs regroup to figure out financing options for 2012, it's a good time to take a look at the two major sources of new business funding -- angel investing versus venture capital.
Angel investors and angel networks are becoming a growing source of early-stage investments for startups. Read about why angel investors are outpacing venture capitalists in early-stage investing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As entrepreneurship has emerged as a global phenomenon, it is apparent that many popular entrepreneur myths remain. Among them, none is perhaps more common (and potentially devastating) than that of the entrepreneur as a bold risk taker, the flamboyant gambler who bets it all and...
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