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Welcome to the first installment of this column. My guiding principle will be to write about things I want my children and my parents to understand about the world of business, investing, finance and law.
For this first installment, I explain the difference between “VC” and “PE.”
There is no universally accepted definition of “venture capital” but the U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition works well:
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.
Josh Maher is the president of Seattle Angel, a not-for-profit organization focused on strengthening the startup capital market in the Pacific Northwest. Maher is a Seattle-based investor and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience building and investing in new-technology businesses. He is the author of the bestselling book “STARTUP WEALTH: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups,