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Angel Investment in America Report 2013 (1)

Posted by admin on 2013-11-05 04:16:44

Are we starting to see significant signs of economic recovery, specifically when it comes to angel investment? Since we have a vested interest in the angel and entrepreneur communities, Worthworm wanted to find out the answer. So, we commissioned research firm OnePoll to conduct a survey of U.S. angel investors in order to learn more about their past investments and outlook on the future. Read on to see the results from the first part of this survey.

It has become a standard topic of conversation in recent years: Is the economy up? Is it down? Did we add jobs? Did we lose jobs? Has the economy returned to previous levels? These conversations aren’t unwarranted – let’s face it, it’s been a tough few years.

But are we starting to see significant signs of economic recovery, specifically when it comes to angel investment? Since we have a vested interest in the angel and entrepreneur communities, Worthworm wanted to find out the answer. So, we commissioned research firm OnePoll to conduct a survey of U.S. angel investors in order to learn more about their past investments and outlook on the future.

Intriguingly, the results indicate that not only are angel investors bullish on the economy, but they’re putting their bets on an even stronger economy in 2014. According to our research, angels are anticipating that not only will they continue to steadily provide business funding to America’s young companies, but that they will also actually increase their typical number of investments in 2014. That means more young companies that will have the chance to flourish with an influx of new investment – bringing new jobs and new opportunities into the marketplace.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing key findings from our survey to provide insight on the forecast for angel investment and arm you with more information when seeking business funding for your early stage venture.

Here are the results from the first part of the survey, and stay tuned for Parts 2 of this series in the coming weeks.

In my capacity as an angel investor, in a single year I typically make:

Worthworm 2013 Angel Investment in America Report Question 1a

As we close 2013, compared to this year, in 2014 I expect to:

Worthworm 2013 Angel Investment in America Report Question 2

Worthworm 2013 Angel Investment in America Report Question 1b

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