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.



Trends and developments in the angel market around the world

This chapter provides an overview of the findings from interviews conducted with experts, angel investors and others in the process of conducting the research for this project. It provides an overview of the key success factors for angel investing and some of the challenges for the further development of the angel market. The chapter also provides an overview of recent trends and developments in the angel market followed by a review of developments in markets across the world. Topics covered include exit markets and the concept of “early exits”, “lean start-ups”, accelerators, online tools, crowd funding, cross-border investing, and impact investing.


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