Angel investors reportedly pour $24 billion into 64,000 U.S. companies each year. If your start-up is hoping to attract financing from one of these individuals, check out our new infographic to see what piques their interest.
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Angel investors reportedly pour $24 billion into 64,000 U.S. companies each year. If your start-up is hoping to attract financing from one of these individuals, here's what they look for.Where Angels Invest28% - Information Technology23% - Health Care & Biotech10% - Business Services6% - Finance & Real Estate6% - Consumer Goods & Service6% - Manufacturing21% - Various OtherWhen Angels Invest45% - Early28% - Start-Up25% - Expansion2% - LateHow Angels Value Business Investments24% - "Gut Feel"15% - Capitalization of Earnings Method15% - Guideline Company Transactions Method14% - Discounted Future Earnings Method32% - Various Others*When using financial multiples, 36% of angels use revenue and 14% use cash flow.*Most angels are experienced entrepreneurs specializing in particular industries. In general, they meet the SEC's definition of accredited investors - having a net worth of at least $1 million or annual income of $200,000. (Other rates may apply)