1. Halo Report: Average angel investment up 23% as web, health, and mobile are 72% of all deals

    Halo Report: Average angel investment up 23% as web, health, and mobile are 72% of all deals
    Angels are investing more for the same valuation, and apparently they don’t like to travel. Those are two of the conclusions of the latest Halo Report, a quarterly report on the state of angel investing in the U.S. Continuing a long-term trend, the average angel investment was up in the first calendar quarter of 2013 to $680,000, or $1.5 million when angels co-invest. For the same quarter last year, the average angel round was $130,000 less, at $550,000. That’s a 23 percent jump in less than a year, and up $30,000 from the fourth quarter of 2012. Interestingly, however, the average valuation from last quarter remained unchanged at $2.5 million. A massive proportion of angel deals are syndicated — 75 percent overall — as angels spread the investing risk. And a almost all angels like to do deals in their own backyard: 81 ...
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    1. The market for angel investing is solid: pre-money valuations are stable, round sizes are trending up, and market activity is spread widely throughout the U.S..
    2. Seventy-three percent of angel group deals are now done outside California and New England, although 30% of dollars are invested in these regions.
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