Inno-dictionary: “Angel Investors”
“Angel Investors” are people who provide angel investments to potential startups.
Angel investors provide not only funding but also business networks and operational experiences and advices to startups.
Why would the term “angel” be used for “angel investors”?
The jargon “angel” originally comes from the Broadway theatre, which was used to describe investors for theatrical productions. In 1978, Professor William Wetzel in the U.S. began using the word “angel investors” to describe individuals who provide funding support for startups.
Investment Matching Gatherings (IMGs) are held frequently by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks and Cyberport to connect angel investors and entrepreneurs. For more information on angel investors, please visit Startmeup.hk.
Published by the Innovation and Technology Bureau HK Facebook Page, the “Inno-dictionary” series aims to facilitate startup newbies to understand the jargons related to entrepreneurship as well as innovation and technology.