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Technology angels and other informal investors

Docent Truls Erikson, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

About the research seminar
The study that will be presented at the seminar contrasts "technology angels" with other informal investors. The underlying thesis is that these investors differ on several grounds with regard to the origin, selection, monitoring and exit preferences. In this study, Truls Erikson uses network theory and a portfolio framework in benchmarking the main parameters involved with the investment phases. The results indicate that "technology angels" differ from other informal investors on several grounds. In fact, they differ with regard to sources of deal origin, selection, monitoring and exit preferences.