How many companies (usually startups) receive funding from so-called “angel” investors -- i.e., wealthy individuals who invest sizable amounts of money for debt or equity in the company? Just over 70,000 a year.
Angel investors are most likely to invest in software (18%), followed by Healthcare Services/Medical Devices and Equipment (16%), Biotech (13%), Industrial/Energy (11%), Retail (10.6%), and Media (9%).
The average deal size in 2015 was $345,390 -- an increase of 5.1% from 2014.
The average equity received was 14.9% with a deal valuation of $2.32 million-- a 13.1% decrease from 2014).
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