ABOUT ANGEL INVESTING
Angel investments are generally made for amounts
between $100,000 to $1 million, with individual investors contributing
between $10,000 and $100,000 each. These amounts are too small for
venture capital firms, which have giant funds that typically want
to put $3-5 million on the line in early-stage deals. NCA is associated
with several larger funds active in the Northeast, however, and
may help successful companies open doors to these funds when later-stage
investments are required.
Angel investors usually focus on companies that have already developed a basic concept and business strategy and are in the seed stage of investment. An emphasis is placed on business enterprises with the potential for rapid growth. In addition to offering significant capital to launch business entities, many "angels" also offer their business expertise and actively participate in the management, operation, and marketing of the business.