Infographic: Rise of the Angel Investor

February 27, 2013

4:47 pm

Over the last ten years, the number of angel investors, and the amount of dollars they’ve invested, have increased significantly. That’s good news for entrepreneurs, as they have more opportunities than ever to launch their dreams and to provide innovative products and services to their customers.

The infographic below, presented by, visualizes this significant increase in angel investors and invested dollars in the last decade, as well as where in the US angel investors are currently making the most deals, and which industry sectors are being provided with the most angel share dollars.

To learn more about some of the angel investors who are making all of this happen, check out our Angel Spotlight Series. And, be sure to follow Tech Cocktail on AngelList, too.


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Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup. She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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