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Why angel investors matter (Why are angel investors important?)

Angel investors often invest in highly innovative early stage companies that are not finance worthy based on bank criteria or which may be too early stage for a conventional venture capitalist.

In addition, besides capital, a great angel helps an entrepreneur with other non-financial assistance per David Pecaut of the Boston Consulting Group who says angels can help businesses:

  1. See around the corner
  2. Gain a sober second opinion
  3. Network with people who can help build the business
  4. By being an ambassador
  5. Gain credibility in a field