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Seeking angel investment? Check out this matching service for entrepreneurs and investors

Christina Hernandez Sherwood, eMed Editor, MedCity News

Angel investors are wealthy individuals -- often former entrepreneurs -- who make early-stage investments in and provide advice to startups. Investment amounts typically range from $25,000 to $1 million. In a slump following the recession, angel investment rebounded in 2011 with angels investing $22 billion in entrepreneurs, according to the Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship Address.

The address highlighted AngelList -- a matching service for entrepreneurs and investors -- as an exciting and disruptive development in the angel investment world. Entrepreneurs and angel investors typically find each other through networks. But AngelList provides data on entrepreneurs and investors in a structured format to allow for a smoother matching process. Since its founding in 2010, several hundred companies  have received funding through AngelList. (Full disclosure: the Kauffman Foundation is an investor in AngelList.)

Learn more about AngelList, and angel investing in general, in the Kauffman address.

Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman is a regular feature on eMed highlighting insightful research from the Kauffman Foundation. Do you have a favorite Kauffman research insight that could help life science entrepreneurs? Send it to mailto:emededitor@kauffman.org.

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