Financing High-Growth Firms

The Role of Angel Investors

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This report covers seed stage financing for high growth companies in OECD and non-OECD countries with a primary focus on angel investment. The paper provides an overview of angel financing, including a description of how it has evolved in OECD and non-OECD countries and policy interventions taken within some countries.



Overview of financing for seed and early-stage companies

This chapter reviews the methodology of the project that resulted in this report. It also briefly outlines various forms of financing, both debt and equity, for seed and early-stage companies which is meant to provide background for the remainder of the report which focuses on angel investment. The section on debt financing describes a pilot OECD Scoreboard on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing Data and Policies. The equity section discusses informal as well as formal investment and discusses the role of venture capital.


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