Five Questions With: Guy Asadorian Jr.

PBN: You recently moderated a panel discussion about angel investing. How does angel investing differ from other private equity investments? In fact, how many kinds of private investment vehicles are there?

ASADORIAN: Angel investing typically refers to the initial private investment made to a startup before it has begun to generate revenue. That differs from venture capital investment, which usually comes after a startup has gained some traction and reached certain operating milestones. Once a company grows successful and is generating substantial revenues, private equity firms are more likely to make investments. Angel investing, by its very nature, is much higher risk because it is made when a startup is still fairly new.

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