The Basics of Angel Investing

Feb 10, 11:00 PM
 Originally a term used to describe investors in Broadway shows, "Angel" now refers to high-net-worth individuals who invest their own money in exchange for equity in an entrepreneurial company (unlike venture capitalists, who invest other people's money). About $24B is deployed via Angel Investors in the U.S. each year. While these investments are high risk, they can be high reward. Several reputable studies show an average return of 2.6x investment in 3.5 years. In addition to capital, many Angels, who are often experienced business leaders, also invest their time and expertise to support the founder. This model of "smart money" ie: cash + support has proven to be both effective and critical to helping very early stage businesses get off the ground. Today, I have the honor of talking with 3 local and very experienced Angels about their journeys as investors in the Sacramento region. John Peters, Michelle Hallsten, and Ken Tallo, all of whom are part of a local investment group called the Sacramento Angels, discuss the value of angel investing, why and how they got started, and some key lessons learned along the way. 

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Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur that has experience growing companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He is currently the CDO and founder of HaneyBiz
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