The University Of New Hampshire CVR Full Year 2011& Q1Q2 2012 Angel Market Analysis Reports

THE ANGEL INVESTOR MARKET IN Q1Q2 2012: A MARKET IN STEADY RECOVERY

Market Size

The angel investor market in Q1,2 2012 showed signs of a continued steady recovery since the market correction in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009. Total investments in Q1,2 2012 were $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.1% over Q1,2 2011, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. A total of 27,280 entrepreneurial ventures received angel funding in Q1,2 2012, a 3.7% increase from Q1,2 2011, and the number of active investors in Q1,2 2012 was 131,145 individuals, an increase of 5% from Q1,2 2011. The increase in total dollars and the matching increase in total investments resulted in a deal size of $336,390 in Q1,2 2012, comparable to the deal size in Q1,2 2011 of $338,400. These data indicate that angels remain major players in this investment class and at valuations similar to Q1,2 2011. While the market exhibited a stabilization from Q1,2 2011, when compared to the market correction that occurred in 2008, these data indicate that the angel market has demonstrated a steady recovery since 2008.

q1q2_2012_analysis_report

THE ANGEL INVESTOR MARKET IN 2011: THE RECOVERY CONTINUES

Market Size

The angel investor market in 2011, following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009, exhibited the upward trend that began in 2010 in investment dollars and in the number of investments. Total investments in 2011 were $22.5 billion, an increase of 12.1% over 2010, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. A total of 66,230 entrepreneurial ventures received angel funding in 2011, an increase of 7.3% over 2010 investments. The number of active investors in 2011 was 318,480 individuals, a substantial growth of 20% from 2010. The significant increase in total dollars, coupled with the rise in the number of investments resulted in a larger deal size for 2011 (an increase in deal size of 4.7%  from 2010). These data indicate that angels have significantly increased their investment activity, and are committing more dollars resulting from higher valuations. It appears that an optimism in angel investing is taking hold.

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