Angels Without Borders

Angels Without Borders

Trends and Policies Shaping Angel Investment Worldwide

eBook - 2015
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World Scientific Pub Co Inc
"Angel investors" provide small amounts of capital ($100k–$3m) to early stage, high-risk ventures. In recent years, they have not only grown in numbers and sophistication, they have garnered the attention of larger investors and governments throughout the world who are interested in the phenomenal power of startups to bring innovative products to consumers, create jobs and economic value, and sustain macroeconomic growth.This comes as no surprise. Some of the world's most valuable and influential companies, such as Google, Facebook, and Uber were able to survive and thrive in their make-or-break early years only through the backing of angels.Angels Without Borders: Trends and Policies Shaping Angel Investment Worldwide, drawing on chapter contributors from more than two dozen nations, will be the only book on the market to examine this trend from a global perspective. It is a very useful reference for anyone who is interested in learning about the angel investment movement.

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This plain-language overview is accessible to a wide readership of investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scholars, and those working in NGOs. Angel investing is defined here as early-stage private investment; angels invest their own after-tax money, unlike venture capitalists, who are investing other people’s money. Much of the book is written by individual angel investors from around the world, describing their experiences. Part 1 overviews trends and issues in angel investing worldwide, looking at sources of capital for start-ups, angel investing by and for women, and crowdfunding. Part 2 describes instances of angel investing in 26 countries. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: New Jersey :, World Scientific,, 2015
ISBN: 9789814733816
9814733814
9814725145
9789814725149
9814733059
9789814733052
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Liu, Manhong Mannie - Editor

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