Business Angel Market Booming in US

The 2010 angel investor market saw a robust increase in investment dollars following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009.

According to  the 2010 Angel Market Analysis released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, total investments in 2010 were $20.1 billion, which represents an increase of 14 percent over 2009 when investments totaled $17.6 billion. A total of 61,900 entrepreneurial ventures received business angel funding in 2010, an increase of 8.2 percent over 2009 investments, and the number of active business angels in 2010 reached 265,400 individuals, a small growth of 2.3 percent from 2009.

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