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How to become an angel investor or find angel investors near your location for your business startups at the very early stages of growth.

How to become an angel investor

Most angel investors are usually accredited investors with an annual income exceeding USD $200,000 or more, and disposable assets exceeding USD $1 million in value. This, however, is not a prerequisite for classification as an angel investor. 

 An angel investor usually provides more favorable investment funding terms when compared to other investors or lenders, since they usually invest in the entrepreneur rather than the viability of the business itself. The main aim of such an investor is focused solely on helping early stage startups begin their business, rather than the potential profit they may gain from it. 

 An angel investor may just be what your business needs to get the funds for its operations. Sourcing for such investors is not an easy task and requires that you dedicate time and resources, in order to attract the right type of an angel investment funding. 

Types of angel investors


High networth individuals

These are individuals with disposable incomes who are ready to provide funding for risky startup businesses in exchange for equity or convertible debt.

Friends and Family

most early stage startups usually get financial donations from family and friends as the initial source of funding. This may also be regarded as a type of angel investment, since there is no obligation for return of the funding provided.

Angel Investment platforms

These may be online crowdfunding platforms or companies that raise funds for early stage business startups.

Is an angel investor good for your business?

It depends on your business funding requirements. If your business needs funding of say USD $500,000 or less, an angel investor may be the most suitable form of investment to look out for. However, businesses with funding needs exceeding USD $0.5 million, should consider other investment options in addition to angel investors. 

 This implies that the more the funding you need for your business, the harder it will be to convince an angel investor to part with so much funds for an early stage unproven startup. No one likes to lose all of their money on risky business ventures. If you need so much funds, do not make the mistake of limiting yourself to only angel investors as your only source of financing. 

How to attract an angel investor

The first thing you need to do is have a good business plan outlining everything there is to know about your new business. A carefully researched and drafted business plan will put you in a good position, when it comes to getting an angel investor interested in your business. 

Most angel investors will have questions about the business and you need to have the right answers if you plan on getting funded. When drafting your business plan, some of the questions you need to address in it may include;

What is the problem?

What problem is your business solving and how does it plan to do that.

Is there money in the problem?

The problem that your business is intent on solving, does it have money in it or will your business make money by solving it.

Why are you the best person (business) to solve the problem. What is your credibility?

How credible and trustworthy is your business in solving the problem with regards to competitors if any.

So what?

Now that you have provided a solution to the problem and making money from it, so what next?

If your business plan provides the best answers to such questions, rest assured whoever is reading it may just be interested in giving you the much needed funding for your startup business. 

Most startups do come up with business plans that seem good on paper but lack market implementation strategies or practicality. How good is your business plan? Sometimes it is best to have a professional draft your business plan before you submit it to any potential investor. 

The most important way you get angel investment is to have and submit a proper business plan to an angel investor outlining everything there is to know about your business, funding needs and what you intend to give in return for getting funded be it equity or convertible debt. 

How to apply for angel investor funding
1. Business plan

Prepare and submit your business plan, executive summary or proposal to your contacts of investors

2. Be Patient

Wait for response from the investors to see if they are interested in your proposal

3. More Information

If the investor is interested and requests for more information, kindly avail it to them and provide satisfactory answers to questions they may be having

4. Get funding

If all turns out well, you will need to sign whatever agreement agreed upon between you and the angel investor, and get the funding your business needs.

Angel investments are good for entrepreneurs and startup businesses that are having financial difficulties during the startup phase of their business, or do not have enough cash flow or collateral with which to secure loans from lenders. 

 It's important for you when you are considering getting funding from an angel investor, to have clarity with regards to what the investor will bring to the deal besides funds, such as expertise in how your business will operate. You would also want to agree on the business management and development structures to iron out any conflicting ideologies. In addition, you will need to have a comprehensive business plan in order to attract funding from angel investors.

List of accredited angel investors

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