17 Nov '11, 1pm

Angel Investment In Small Business Is Up

Good news about small business financing is rare these days, but a new report on angel investing offers a bright spot in the clouds: Angel investment in small businesses is on the upswing, according to Q1 Q2 2011 Angel Market Trends . While angel investment slumped in the depths of the recession, the latest report on angel investing from the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire has good news. “The angel market appears to have reached its nadir in 2009 and has since demonstrated a slow recovery,” says the report. Both the number and size of angel investments were up in 2011, as was the percentage of companies seeking angel capital that succeeded in getting it. Total angel investments in the first half of 2011 reached $8.9 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent from the same period last year. Some 26,300 companies got angel financing, an improvement of...

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