Table 6-10
Investors and employees of firms receiving angel capital investment: 2001–07
 
Year Businesses receiving
investment
Angel investors Total employees Average employees
per business receiving
investment
 
2001 NA NA NA NA
2002 36,000 200,000 NA NA
2003 42,000 220,000 NA NA
2004 48,000 225,000 141,200 2.9
2005 49,500 227,000 198,000 4.0
2006 51,000 234,000 201,400 3.9
2007 57,120 258,200 200,000 3.5
 

NA = not available

NOTE: Business includes anything from an entrepreneur with an idea to a legally established operating company.

SOURCE: Jeffrey Sohl, Analysis Reports, Center for Venture Research, University of New Hampshire, http://wsbe.unh.edu/analysis-reports-0.

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