Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Angel Investors - Not Just Tech Anymore

Angel investor groups are expanding their investment outlook beyond tech and Internet start-ups according to The Wall Street Journal.

To diversify their portfolios and accommodate their investors varied backgrounds, angel groups are branching out into food and beverage makers, consumer product firms and retail stores.

Some of the angel investor groups are even focused on a specific mission. Golden Seeds makes angel capital investments only in companies where a woman holds a central role. 12 Angels Investment Group invests only in firms that help prevent or treat addictions, such as alcoholism.

One thing that has not changed - if you're seeking an investment from an angel investor group, you must still have a viable business model with an exit strategy so that the angel investors can cash out and earn their expected return.

For more information on angel groups including a directory, the article references the Angel Capital Association.

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Tags : angel investor , Golden Seeds , venture capital , Angel Capital Association

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