Surprising stats on angel investors

08/24/2011 | BNET

It turns out that angel investors can help startups achieve success upfront, but may not be able to help businesses raise funds in the long run. Despite the connections of angel investors, entrepreneurs complain that terms of their deals often hamper future fundraising, according to researchers from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Using data from two angel groups, the researchers also noted that angel-funded companies are bigger, are more likely to be bought or go public, and are about 25% more likely to still be around in four years.

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