Angel Investors: Who They are and What They Do – Can I Be One, Too?

The Journal of Wealth Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 55-60, Fall 2010

Posted: 3 Sep 2010

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Ramon P. DeGennaro

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance

Date Written: September 1, 2010

Abstract

Angel investors go by many definitions. By all definitions, though, angel investors act as informal venture capitalists and collectively invest at least billions of dollars in thousands of entrepreneurial projects annually. Despite their importance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, angel investments have received comparatively little attention from investment managers and writers. This paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of angel investing and suggests ways for investors to extract the maximum benefits – both pecuniary and nonpecuniary – from angel investing.

Keywords: Angel investing, angel groups, entrepreneurship, startup

JEL Classification: G21, G24, L26

Suggested Citation

DeGennaro, Ramon P., Angel Investors: Who They are and What They Do – Can I Be One, Too? (September 1, 2010). The Journal of Wealth Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 55-60, Fall 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1670255

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