How to Find Your Own Angel Investor

An angel doesn’t need wings and a halo to be your savior — at least insofar as your small business is concerned.

“Angel investors,” as wealthy private-equity investors are often known, contribute significantly to small businesses and startups. According to the Center for Venture Research, angel investors provided $8.9 billion in equity funding to 26,300 companies in the first half of 2011, a nearly 5 percent increase over the same period of 2010. The average investment per company was $338,400.

Looking for an angel investor to jump-start your business? Here’s how to find one.

  • Get your business investment-ready. It takes more than a great idea for a business to attract savvy angel investors. You’ll need a rock-solid business plan, an accomplished management team, a realistic valuation, a monetization strategy, and an investor exit strategy (based on selling to a larger company or going public).
  • Make friends at the golf club. A personal introduction by a mutual acquaintance is likely to receive more attention — and have more traction — than a cold call. Focus on networking in places and at events frequented by high net-worth individuals, such as golf clubs and charity benefits. The people you meet may be able to help you make valuable connections.
  • Find an angel network. Some angel investors operate independently, while others collaborate on the investing process. These networks invite entrepreneurs to give formal presentations and request funding. If you’re unable to connect with an individual investor, or if you’re seeking a larger investment, try an angel group in your area. Larger regional networks include the Tri State Investment Group (in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia); BlueTree Allied Angels (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia); and Minority Angel Investor Network (in Philadelphia).
  • Perfect your elevator pitch. Angel investors are busy, successful people. When asking for help, make your point quickly. Work on polishing a clear and concise pitch, which should describe a genuine problem, how you plan to solve it, and the size of your target market (i.e., how much profit potential does your idea have?). Check out our guide to the elevator pitch for help conveying your concept into 30 seconds or less.

About Kathryn Hawkins

Kathryn Hawkins is a principal at the content marketing agency Eucalypt Media. She's written about business, marketing, and entrepreneurship for publications including BNET, TheAtlantic.com, Inc.com, and owns and operates the positive news site Gimundo. Follow her on Twitter at @kathrynhawkins.
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111 comments
JohnnyElvis1
JohnnyElvis1

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RichardWebber

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SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

You can complain to the POLICE AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU ARE DOING, YOU ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO SEND YOU MONEY TO GIVE THEM A LOAN, IF YOUR BUSINESS WAS LEGAL YOU WOULD DEDUCT THE FEE FROM THE LOAN, ASKING SOMEONE TO SEND YOU 2500.  BEFORE YOU SEND THEM ANY MONEY, STATING YOU ARE IN AMERICA, AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN AMERICA CREATING FAKE DOCUMENTS MARIO121 IS A SCAM, PLEASE CALL THE POLICE SO THAT YOU AND OTHERS LIKE YOU CAN STOP SCAMMING PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET

Marian Gareth
Marian Gareth



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Thank You All

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Mario12l
Mario12l

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mrs lupe

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Mario12l

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ElvisWalker
ElvisWalker

A MUST READ:  

Good day everyone, I am Mr Johnny Elvis by name, i am a citizen of new york USA, i have been looking forward for a genuine loan company for the past 2 months and all i got was group of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they duped me of $7000 without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated,i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net again, because i never trusted any loan company again since i was scammed, so i went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, though i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise my loan was granted to me within 24 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that upon this scams all over the places a genuine company like this still exist, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan and can be reliable, trusted and capable of paying back at the due time of funds to contact (eladioloancompany@yahoo.com ) and be free from scams on the internet. they will never disappoint you.

knez
knez

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Mrs Jennifer Anderson
Mrs Jennifer Anderson

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laurakent060
laurakent060

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AnitaJones1

Hello,

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laurakent060
laurakent060

Hello everyone,


My name is Laura Billey, am 37 years of age , I want to inform you all about the goodness of the lord for finally leading me to a really and genuine loan lender named Mr Mason Diego, the managing director of Diego Loan Company  {diegoloancompany@yahoo.com} after been scammed by other fake lenders, i was hopeless and didn't know who to trust while he came and put a great smile on my face at my greatest surprise. Anyone of you that have also be a victim of scam, you should bother no more cos, i have bring you good news and the only lender you can trust, just contact them now via: diegoloancompany@yahoo.com for more info on how to get your loan.  AND ONCE AGAIN......... THANKS BE TO Mr Mason Diego OF diegoloancompany@yahoo.com  for giving me a loan of 96,000.00USD.

laurakent060
laurakent060

Hello everyone,


My name is Laura Billey, am 37 years of age , I want to inform you all about the goodness of the lord for finally leading me to a really and genuine loan lender named Mr Mason Diego, the managing director of Diego Loan Company  {diegoloancompany@yahoo.com} after been scammed by other fake lenders, i was hopeless and didn't know who to trust while he came and put a great smile on my face at my greatest surprise. Anyone of you that have also be a victim of scam, you should bother no more cos, i have bring you good news and the only lender you can trust, just contact them now via: diegoloancompany@yahoo.com for more info on how to get your loan.  AND ONCE AGAIN......... THANKS BE TO Mr Mason Diego OF diegoloancompany@yahoo.com  for giving me a loan of 96,000.00USD.


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vincentharry


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Freelance MUA
Freelance MUA

Hi!

I an looking for an angel investor, to help me get started with my freelance makeup artistry business! I have established clientele, contracts, and a great business plan! Looking for minimal loan to help get my business off the ground! Seeking investment of $3-$6000! If you are willing or able to help! I would love to talk to you!

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SamRasmussen
SamRasmussen

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ElvisWalker
ElvisWalker

Hello everyone, i am Mr Elvis walker from California USA, i want to use this great medium to thank Mr Eladio cruz for his kindness upon my life and that of my family. for granting me a loan of $800,000 to finish the building of my house and to start a new business, I never thought this day would come through that i will be able to finish the building of my house and to own a business of my own as i was scammed earlier by several loan companies who made me pay some huge amount of money promising to grant me loan but at the end they duped me of my money and gave me nothing in return, i was frustrated and promised not to have anything to do with any internet lender again until a friend told me about Mr Eladio, though i did not believe him, i tried and emailed Him for my loan and to my greatest surprise he gave me a loan of $800,000 to finish the building of my house and also to pay off my debts, i am happy that today i am a proud owner of a house and and a business of my own. I that God for Mr Eladio who is a God sent to me and the world in general. I want to advise all loan seekers today to email Him via: eladioloancompany@yahoo.com and be free from scams on the internet.

SteveSydnor
SteveSydnor

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JohnsonDevlin
JohnsonDevlin

Dear Applicant,

i am Mr Johnson Devlin a private loan lender, who gives out loan in a very low interest rate of 3%. we give out all kind of loan like Educational loan, Business loan, home loan, Agricultural loan, Personal loan, auto loan and other good Reason, I also give out loans from the range of $5,000USD- $90,000,000.00USD in both Dollars Euro and Pounds at a 3% interest rate. Duration of 1- 15 years depending on the amount you need as loan. contact us via email: devlinloanfirm@yahoo.com

Delmer
Delmer

I would like to know where I can get a business grant for $200,00 to run a business.

ElvisWalker
ElvisWalker

Hello everyone, i am Mr Elvis walker from California USA, i want to use this great medium to thank Mr Eladio cruz for his kindness upon my life and that of my family. for granting me a loan of $800,000 to finish the building of my house and to start a new business, I never thought this day would come through that i will be able to finish the building of my house and to own a business of my own as i was scammed earlier by several loan companies who made me pay some huge amount of money promising to grant me loan but at the end they duped me of my money and gave me nothing in return, i was frustrated and promised not to have anything to do with any internet lender again until a friend told me about Mr Eladio, though i did not believe him, i tried and emailed Him for my loan and to my greatest surprise he gave me a loan of $800,000 to finish the building of my house and also to pay off my debts, i am happy that today i am a proud owner of a house and and a business of my own. I that God for Mr Eladio who is a God sent to me and the world in general. I want to advise all loan seekers today to email Him via: eladioloancompany@yahoo.com and be free from scams on the internet.

Paul Ferdinand
Paul Ferdinand

Testimony on how i got my LOAN.....


My name is Paul Ferdinand, i am from Chicago USA, married, i have been searching for a genuine loan company for the past 3 months and all i got was bunch of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they took my money without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated,i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net, so went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise i got the loan within 24 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that such loan companies like this still exist upon this scams all over the places, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan to go for { lewisloancompany@yahoo.com } they will never fail, your life shall change as mine did.


Paul Ferdinand
Paul Ferdinand


Testimony on how i got my LOAN.....


My name is Paul Ferdinand, i am from Chicago USA, married, i have been searching for a genuine loan company for the past 3 months and all i got was bunch of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they took my money without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated,i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net, so went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise i got the loan within 24 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that such loan companies like this still exist upon this scams all over the places, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan to go for { lewisloancompany@yahoo.com } they will never fail, your life shall change as mine did.


sujan palit
sujan palit

Dear sir, i need the lone emergency.

JohnBarrotIlluminati
JohnBarrotIlluminati

I’m janices by name. I live in USA, i want to use this medium to alert
all loan seekers to be very careful because there are scammers
everywhere.Few months ago I was financially strained, and due to my
desperation I was scammed by several online lenders. I had almost lost
hope until a friend of mine referred me to a very reliable lender
called Rev. John who lend me an unsecured loan of $135,000 under 2hours
without any stress. If you are in need of any kind of loan just
contact him now via: SANGQIANGCASHLOANS@YAHOO.CO.ZA I‘m using this medium to
alert all loan seekers because of the hell I passed through in the
hands of those fraudulent lenders. And I don’t wish even my enemy to
pass through such hell that I passed through in the hands of those
fraudulent online lenders,i will also want you to help me pass this
information to others who are also in need of a loan once you have
also receive your loan from Rev. John, i pray that God should
give him long life.

abimbolasfinancialhome
abimbolasfinancialhome

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Apply for a quick loan today

Emys
Emys

I need an investor to invest about $2 million, for a garment making factory, it is a huge project and apart from being economically viable it is also a very profitable project, kindly email me on meetneeds01@gmail.com if you are interested.

Emys
Emys

We are a fully registered and licensed recruitment, human resource and consultancy firm, in Lagos Nigeria. We are seeking to expand to garment making (factory). We are however looking for an investor for this economic viable project, if interested, kindly email us on meetneeds01@gmail.com

Paul Ferdinand
Paul Ferdinand

Testimony on how i got my LOAN.....

My name is Paul Ferdinand, i am from Chicago USA, married, i have been searching for a genuine loan company for the past 3 months and all i got was bunch of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they took my money without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated,i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net, so went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise i got the loan within 24 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that such loan companies like this still exist upon this scams all over the places, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan to go for { lewisloancompany@yahoo.com } they will never fail, your life shall change as mine did.

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@Marian Gareth   Maria loan company is asking for money up front.  I HAVE THE EMAILS TO PROVE IT, THIS IS NOT A REAL LOAN COMPANY BUT A SCAM, IF YOU ARE GOING TO LOAN MONEY OUT YOU DO NOT NEED SOMEONE TO SEND YOU 2500 TO PROCESS THE LOAN YOU CAN DEDUCT THE LOAN FEE FROM WHAT YOU SEND THEM, ITS SIMPLE.  MARIA IS NOT IN AMERICA, AND I CHECKED TO SEE IF THE COMPANY EVEN HAVE A REAL ADDRESS NO, DOES NOT HAVE AN AMERICAN BUSINESS ID, MARIA LOAN COMPANY IS A SCAM, STOP SCAMMING PEOPLE.  IF YOU ARE GIVING OUT AMERICAN LOANS, IN AMERICA YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WIRE A LOAN COMPANY 2500 BEFORE THEY GIVE YOU A LOAN.  GET OFF THIS SITE LYING.

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@mrs lupe  YOU ARE A SCAM ARTIST, YOU DO NOT OWN THE CASH STATION THAT IS A COMPANY IN TEXAS YOU ARE IN AFRICA TRYING TO SOUND HISPANIC, YOU ARE CHARGING PEOPLE 1050 TO SEND THEM A LOAN, YOU SAID YOU USE AN AMERICAN BANK.  CALLED KINKSTONE, YOU LIED THERE IS NO AMERICAN BANK CALLED KINKSTONE. YOU ARE NOT IN AMERICA AND I AM GOING TO REPORT YOU TO THE AUTHORITY.  GET A REAL JOB AND STOP SCAMMING PEOPLE/....

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@ElvisWalker  THIS IS A LIE, ELADIOLOANCOMPANY IS A SCAM,  YOU ARE NOT IN AMERICA, YOU ARE IN A DIFFERNT COUNTRY USING SOMEONE ELSE PICTURE.  WHAT YOU DO IS TELL A PERSON YOU CAN SEND THEM 20,000 IF THEY PUT 2000 IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. IDIOT.  WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THERE RIGHT MIND GIVE YOU 2000 FOR A LOAN, BANKS DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR THE LOAN,  PLEASE STOP STEALING MONEY FROM PEOPLE AND GET A REAL JOB,

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@Mrs Jennifer Anderson  THIS IS A LIE, YOU DO NOT LIVE IN AMERICA YOU DO NOT HAVE A REAL LOAN BUSINESS, WHAT YOU DO IS SCAM PEOPLE BY SAYING YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM 50,000 FOR 2000.  STOP SCAMING PEOPLE I AM REPORTING THIS SITE TO THE AUTHORITY.  YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR FRAUD

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@AnitaJones1  SCAM ARTIST, YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL YOU ARE NOT A REAL LOAN COMPANY BUT A THEIF, STEALING AND LYING YOU ARE NOT IN AMERICA AND YOU ARE STEALING MONEY AND I HOPE YOU GET CAUGHT

SCAM ARTIST
SCAM ARTIST

@laurakent060  YOU ARE A SCAM ARTIST DIEGO LOAN COMPANY IS NOT REAL, AND YOU GOT THE THE NERVE TO PUT THE LORD IN IT.  I AM REPORTING YOU TO THE AUTHORITY.  YO ASS NEED TO BE LOCKED UP FOR THEFT.  ITS SAD YOU ARE TO LAZY TO WORK AND YOU STEAL FROM PEOPLE NONE OF THESE STORIES ARE REAL.  ALL LIES EVERYLAST ONE OF THEM.  SCAM ARTIST

willyluisloancompany
willyluisloancompany

@sujan palit, Contact the company management for more details on the loan transaction. Email: willyluisloancompany@gmail.com for more information...

Lim Koh
Lim Koh

@sujan palit pls contact us with your private email so that we can proceed on how to help you with the loan.

MaCain Steven
MaCain Steven

Attn:

I Mawarid Finance a private lender located in New York, i can help you with a loan you looking for @ 3% interest rate, Interested call or text

Mr. Carrasco Raymond

Email: cfunding953@gmail.com