Study on Financial Returns of Angel Investors

Returns to Angel Investory
Largest study on angel investing is released by the Kauffman Foundation and Angel Capital Education Foundation.

From the Press Release:

The largest study on the financial returns of angel investors in North America, released in a new report [on November 12, 2007] by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Angel Capital Education Foundation, shows that angel investors participating in organized angel groups achieved an average 27 percent internal rate of return on their investments.

Overall, this set of angel investors affiliated with angel groups experienced exits that generated 2.6 times their invested capital in 3.5 years from investment to exit. This return compares favorably to that of other private equity investments, including those of early-stage venture capital. Seven percent of exits generated returns above 10 times their initial investment.

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Angel Capital Education Foundation


  1. where are these “angel investors”, we read so much about?

    Regardless of the title “angel” or “VC” (usually one in the same), I notice the entire Western equity market is just a devolution of our free enterprise system back to the East Indies Company.

    I wish I had better things to say about angels, but my dealings with their gatekeepers have left little room for faith in them or the future of innovations in America.

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