This month's SCORE Infographic has gathered statistics concerning how much and how often angel investors provide financing to small businesses, which industries receive the most investment and what characteristics comprise the "typical" angel investor.

More Angels Give Less Funding, More Oftenangel investors vs venture capitalists

- Angels invest $23B while venture capitalists invest $27B.

- 67,000 deals are done by angel investors while 3,700 are done by venture capitalists. 

Software Industry Receives Most Angel Financing

The industry receiving the most angel funding is Software (23%) followed by Healthcare (14%), Biotech (11%), Media (11%), Retail (7%) and Financial Services (7%).

The Typical Angel Investor

The typical angel investor is a successful entrepreneur investing their personal money in businesses close to home. They judge potential investments primarily by ROI (return on investment) and 26% ROI is the average annual return. On average, 3 of 10 considered deals are accepted.

Download this month’s SCORE Infographic for the full picture on all these stats.


About the Author(s)

Bridget Weston Pollack

Bridget Weston Pollack is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the SCORE Association.

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SCORE