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BUSINESS ANGELS IN SWEDEN : The entrepreneur as an Investment Project and Capital Seeker

by Karlsson, Gabriel; Johansson, Elin; Arwidsson, Mathias

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BackgroundEntrepreneurs who start a new venture will probably need either capital, or competence in how to run a business, but most likely they need them both. Business angels are individuals who invest their private money in companies in a start-up or early growth phase. Business angels can also contribute non-financial resources to companies such as competence, skills, knowledge and experience.Problem/PurposeWhat can entrepreneurs who are in need of both capital and competence do to find the “right” business angel, how can they attract these investors, and which factors are decisive for a successful working relationship with a business angel? The purpose of this thesis is, with a starting point in the entrepreneur as an investment project and capital seeker, to de-scribe a number of factors entrepreneurs can consider in order to increase their possibilities in initiating and carrying out a successful working relationship with a business angel.ConclusionThe authors found a number of factors affecting the outcome of a working relationship with a business angel. These are the personal relationship, a match between the entrepre-neur’s needs and the business angel’s competence, an agreed agenda, and a thoroughly worked out shareholder agreement.
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School:Högskolan i Jönköping

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:business angels informal venture capital angel investors raising start up financing entrepreneurial

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Date of Publication:10/16/2006

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