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Statistical Analysis for Business Angels around the Globe

Ana Maria Camacho Gomez

Statistical Analysis for Business Angels around the Globe.

Rel. Elisa Ughetto. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale (Engineering And Management), 2018

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According to Mason and Harrison, business angels are high net worth individuals, who invest their own money, with or without someone else support maintaining a complete unbiased position and no familiar ties, these investments normally take form of equity with the intent of an important return. The common approach is to support new or early stage projects, which are normally the kind of projects a normal venture capitalist's would not support due to high risks to liaison with this type of amateur entrepreneurs entails. The object of this thesis is compacted from their early beginnings to the year 2014, tries to portray the growth of business angels' business, what they did to become the number one option for entrepreneurs, what pushed them to become publicly known and how they managed to be different than venture capitalists. It shows how different entities, mostly the government, has supported them by creating networks and incentives, throughout the years, to helped them broaden their target. After this, is shown who is the regular business angel, what entails to be one. From, their background, their gender, the number of investments, experiences and others that have shaped them into what they are today.

Relators: Elisa Ughetto
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 87
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale (Engineering And Management)
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-31 - MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/8843
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