An angel investor is an individual who provides capital from his or her own funds to a private business owned and operated by someone who is neither a friend nor a family member.
Angels often provide the first round of “outside” capital—that is, outside of the founders’ family and friends (the three Fs). Angel capital may be in the form of straight debt, convertible debt, or equity purchases.
Exponential tech in Episode 60 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio with host Chris Cahill and David S. Rose of Gust, an online platform used by more than a half million entrepreneurs in 190 countries to connect and collaborate with over 75,000 accredited investors. They speak about the dramatic changes occurring in the global marketplace for capital in resulting scalable enterprises.
Editor’s Note: Bob Mander, founder of www.Govlish.com, spent much of his career dealing with mind-bending government acronyms like OSDBU, LORACS and SME. A technical writer of government documents for 10 years, Mander also had a ‘big idea’ about how to demystify this kind of insider jargon. Over the years, he’s assembled what he calls a resource library where government workers, contractors NGOs, elected officials, media and befuddled citizens alike can, among other things, quickly unravel the meaning of obscure government acronyms. Bringing that idea to life has been his passion for the last four years. With his site nearly ready to launch, we asked Mander to write about the challenge of trying to interest investors in his new idea.