The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Finance - Harvard Business School

Angel-funded firms are significantly more likely to survive at least four years (or until 2010) and to raise additional financing outside the angel group.

Angel-funded firms are also more likely to show improved venture performance and growth as measured through growth in Web site traffic and Web site rankings. The improvement gains typically range between 30 and 50 percent.

Investment success is highly predicated by the interest level of angels during the entrepreneur's initial presentation and by the angels' subsequent due diligence.

Access to capital per se may not be the most important value-added that angel groups bring. Some of the "softer" features, such as angels' mentoring or business contacts, may help new ventures the most.

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