The Many Faces of Angel Investors
Most startup founders or expansion stage management team members can at least loosely define what an angel investor is and the role they play in the development of early stage businesses.
But it’s one thing to broadly describe angel investors and quite another to truly understand the many variations and types of angels that exist.
After all, Joseph W. Bartlett writes for VC Experts, no one-size-fits-all description of an angel investor exists. And whether you’re an expansion stage founder seeking a capital investment or an angel investor hoping to pair with an angel group, it’s critical to understand the various types of angels and which ones best align with your needs.
In his post, Bartlett classifies angel investors into nine unique categories, explaining the purpose and value of each. He also references studies that describe the general characteristics of angel investors. For example, Bartlett points out that angels are predominantly male (97 percent) and tend to invest in companies no more than an hour from their offices.
To read more, check out Bartlett’s full article.