Infographic – The rise of the angel investor in the US

The average US angel investor is 47 years old, has an income of $90,000 a year, invests in one out of every 10 deals he sees, puts $37,000 into each investment, and lives in California.

The number of angels has risen substantially since the early 2000s. In 2002, there were an estimated 200,000 active angel investors in the US, but that number jumped 60% to 318,480 by 2011.

The amount of angel money invested has also gone up. Angels funded 66,230 companies in 2011, compared to 36,000 in 2002, pumping $22.5 billion in entrepreneurship in America. That’s  a 84% rise from $15.7 billion in 2002.

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