More angels give less funding, more often.


Angels Invest Their Own Money
VC’s Invest Other People’s Money

  • Angels invest $23B while venture capitalists invest $27B.
  • 67,000 deals are done by angel investors while 3,700 are done by venture capitalists.

The Software Industry Receives Most Angel Financing

The industry receiving the most angel funding is Software (23%) followed by Healthcare (14%), Biotech (11%), Media (11%), Retail (7%) and Financial Services (7%).

The Typical Angel Investor

The typical angel investor is a successful entrepreneur investing their personal money in businesses close to home. They judge potential investments primarily by ROI (return on investment) and 26% ROI is the average annual return. On average, 3 of 10 considered deals are accepted.