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.



The role of policy in facilitating angel investment

This chapter reviews policy approaches for seed and early-stage financing and discusses some potential next steps for the OECD's work in this area. It provides an overview of different types of public interventions. It then focuses on specific public policies for promoting angel investment, providing examples from countries around the world. These include both supply and demand-side measures. On the supply side, these include tax incentives, coinvestment funds, support to angel associations, networks or groups and the training and development of angel investors. On the demand side, these include investment readiness for entrepreneurs and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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