Summary of The Globalization of Angel Investments

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Angel investors are rapidly becoming an important source of capital for growing companies around the world, and angels’ influence on firm outcomes may be more powerful than many people believe. Angel participation in businesses improves start-ups’ performance, longevity and growth, according to this scholarly paper from experts Josh Lerner, Antoinette Schoar, Stanislav Sokolinski and Karen Wilson. getAbstract recommends their illuminating work to investors and entrepreneurs interested in global angel investing.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How angel investing is growing,
  • What research shows about the impacts of angel financing on businesses, and
  • How differences in venture capital activity and regulations among countries affect start-ups’ result.

About the Authors

Josh Lerner is a professor at Harvard Business School, where Stanislav Sokolinski is a PhD candidate. Antoinette Schoar is a professor at MIT. Karen Wilson is a senior fellow at Bruegel, a European think tank.



Although angel investors, crowd sourcing platforms and other “individualistic” funding options maintain a lower profile than the venture capital (VC) market, they appear to influence outcomes for start-ups and young companies significantly. Angel investing around the world seems to have been growing...

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