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The Arizona Republic: Network Matches Investors and Startups


Arizona Republic


by Lesley Wright - Oct. 25, 2010 
The Arizona Republic

Thunderbird School of Global Management is holding its inaugural dinner meeting for the Thunderbird Angel Network at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

The network seeks to introduce qualified investors to entrepreneurial companies that are in the early stages of business.

Featured enterprises include a technology company with a touch-pad for industrial systems, an educational video-game developer, the maker of a device that protects children online, and the developer of technological feet prostheses.

To reserve a seat, go to, e-mail or call Dee Harris at 602-840-4078.

The registration fee is $40.

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What is an Angel Investor?


angel investor arizonaAn angel investor or angel (also known as a business angel or informal investor) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

A person who provides backing to very early-stage businesses or business concepts. Angel investors are typically entrepreneurs who have become wealthy, often in technology-related industries.

Angel investors are usually high-net-worth individuals who make direct equity investments in companies. (See Equity capital)

Investor's that prefer to invest in early-stage companies.

An individual investor who invests in a start-up that is unable to raise venture capital....more on Angel investors

An angel investor is an individual who makes direct investment of personal funds into a venture, typically early-stage businesses.

An angel investor may be a firm or an individual who invests in startup companies. Angels rarely get involved in the actual management of the companies in which they invest, but they provide enough capital to bring a product to production stage.

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