How do I get started as an angel investor?
How do I get started as an angel investor? Usually, meeting the standards of being an accredited investor is a prerequisite for becoming an angel investor. This means that your earned income must be $200,000 or more for the past two years ($300,000 with a spouse) or your net worth, alone or with a spouse, must surpass $1 million in investable assets.
Why would an angel investor invest in a startup? Angel investors are typically the first investors in high-growth start-ups providing much-needed venture capital. Investing early means two things for angel investors; higher risk but more importantly – the potential for much higher returns.
How much money should you have before angel investing? Angel investors are often accredited investors, which is a designation that requires a minimum net worth of $1 million, at least $200,000 in annual individual income or at least $300,000 in annual joint income (see the Securities and Exchange Commission website for details).
How do you ask for angel investors?
- Does your business have major growth potential?
- Is your company scalable?
- Is your business defensible?
- Does your team have management and startup experience?
- Do you have a believable exit strategy?