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A Wealth of Data on Angel Investing

Don Dodge shares a lot of great angel investing data in a detailed post worth reading if you are on either side of the investing/entrepreneur fence.  A highlight:

The Angel Capital Association did a survey of its members and got data on 590 deals that achieved an “exit”.

  • 47% lost money

  • 26% returned 1X to 4X multiples

  • 15% returned 4 to 6 times their investment

  • 8% returned 6 to 30 times

  • 4% returned 30X or more

Don observes that: “One big winner can cover lots of losers. Angels do 10 times as many deals as VCs, but on average the success rate is about the same.”

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