According to Startup.co, a platform connecting investors with startup companies, Florida is a top 5 state for attracting Angel instestments that accumulate to $20 billion annually. Because Angel investments are high-risk, their operation in a region is a good indicators of a thriving entrepreneurial sector. Angel investors provide financial support, connections, and motivation to young companies and serve as a stepping stone before the startups move on to larger venture capital firms.
According to a study conducted by MIT and Harvard researchers, Angel-funded startups were significantly more likely to survive at least four years and raise additional financing.
Below is Startup.co's infographic about the angel investing landscape and trends.
TRIMARK PROPERTIES | STAFF | 5-AUG-2013