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4 Kinds of Angel Investors

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An angel investor is someone with capital who would like to invest in a company, there are many different types of angel investors.

  1. Someone who has money they would like to put to work.
  2. Angel groups. Those are groups of individual investors who come together as a group and make decisions as a group about what kind of companies they’d like to invest in.
  3. For profit angel investment groups. Their primary interest may not be to invest but to get fees from companies, which you should probably try to avoid.
  4. Super angels are industry insiders in your industry, in technology, in semi conductors, social media, ecommerce, who have done very well at companies and make very big investments.