This paper provides preliminary evidence on the effects of membership in an angel group or network (AG/BAN) on the investment choices of business angels. Using a proprietary dataset containing qualitative and quantitative information on 810 angel or angel-group backed investments on 619 companies by 330 unique business angels from 2008 to 2014, we show that AG/BAN membership generates valuable information, networking, monitoring and risk reduction effects, which ultimately affect the amount of personal capital committed by each angel investor and their equity stake in the investee companies. These results extend our knowledge of the investing behavior and characteristics of business angels, a funding source that is rapidly gaining prominence in support of new ventures and the development of the global economy.

Angel network affiliation and business angels' investment practices / S. Bonini, V. Capizzi, M. Valletta, P. Zocchi. - In: JOURNAL OF CORPORATE FINANCE. - ISSN 0929-1199. - 50(2018), pp. 592-608. [10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.12.029]

Angel network affiliation and business angels' investment practices

S. Bonini
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2018

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This paper provides preliminary evidence on the effects of membership in an angel group or network (AG/BAN) on the investment choices of business angels. Using a proprietary dataset containing qualitative and quantitative information on 810 angel or angel-group backed investments on 619 companies by 330 unique business angels from 2008 to 2014, we show that AG/BAN membership generates valuable information, networking, monitoring and risk reduction effects, which ultimately affect the amount of personal capital committed by each angel investor and their equity stake in the investee companies. These results extend our knowledge of the investing behavior and characteristics of business angels, a funding source that is rapidly gaining prominence in support of new ventures and the development of the global economy.
Business angels; Business angel networks; Venture capital
Settore SECS-P/11 - Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari
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