Role of Angels in Financing the Early Stage Firm Introduction The role of angel investors in Canada is becoming ever more crucial. Because of the difficulty in acquiring early financing for start-up firms, angel investors can bridge the gap between family funds and venture or equity financing. Nonetheless, there are barriers in ensuring that companies receive the support they need from angels, whether independent or group-based. This paper serves to explore the role of angels within the Canadian investment environment, and how capital investment models are informed by the role of angels over the long term. Who are angel investors? As noted by Cayen, as well as Liu, the average angel investor is likely to be a serial entrepreneur who, in...The end:
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