By Evan Vitale
(This is Part V in our series on different types of capital, including debt capital, equity capital, private equity, venture capital, angel investors and investors)
While an “investor” is considered as someone who provides financial backing for small startup businesses or entrepreneurs, an “angel investor” is someone who is usually a family member or a friend (or a friend of a family member or friend). They are a little “closer” and connected to you in some way.
Typically, the capital they can provide can be:
A one-time injection of seed money.
Ongoing financial support.
Funds to help with expansion or to buy a piece of equipment.
Angel investors invest in the person rather than in the business. They do want your business to succeed, rather than be on the receiving on of huge profits from their investment(s).
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Evan Vitale is a multifaceted finance and accounting professional who provides Audit, Accounting, Tax, Due Diligence and Advisory services to Venture Capital Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Family Offices, Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), Funds of Funds, Other Investment Groups and their management companies.
Today’s market has made it extremely difficult to predict what the next day will bring. For Funds and Other Investment Vehicles, the expectations remain to balance the different opportunities with a continued focus on value creation in existing portfolios. The key to any successful organization is building and maintaining the trust of your investors. Evan has the expertise to help you shine in your investor’s eyes and stand apart from the competition.
Funds have special needs when it comes to finding an accounting firm to help them with their accounting, auditing, tax and financial due diligence projects. Managing a fund is complicated enough without having to build the infrastructure to have accounting and tax services handled also.
Check out Evan Vitale on http://about.me/evanvitale.