angel investor


An individual who provides capital to one or more startup companies. The individual is usually affluent or has a personal stake in the success of the venture. Such investments are characterized by high levels of risk and a potentially large return on investment.

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You may want to try and get in close with an angel investor so that you can find out where the good deals are.

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The angel investor teamed up with the venture capitalist who was also investing in our company to proved the needed funding.

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Dennis took a huge gamble and decided to act as an angel investor by providing funds for the startup company his nephew was starting.

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