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 Invest 28% - Information Technology 23% - Health Care & Biotech 10% - Business Services 6% - Finance & Real Estate 6% - Consumer Goods & Service 6% - Manufacturing 21% - Various Other When Angels Invest 45% - Early 28% - Start-Up 25% - Expansion 2% - Late How Angels Value Business Investments 24% - "Gut Feel" 15% - Capitalization of Earnings Method 15% - Guideline Company Transactions Method 14% - Discounted Future Earnings Method 32% - 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)