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Calling all Angels! AAAI wants to know what made you tick in 2011.

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The Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) wants to examine the investment choices that shaped the business landscape over the past year.

AAAI is asking angel investors, individuals and groups who provide capital to start-ups to complete the National Angel Survey before next Monday, 16 January.

The results from the survey will be revealed at the upcoming National Angels Conference in Melbourne on 29 February.

Angel investment is a rapidly growing source of funding for Australian start-ups, said Bentleys director Heath Shonhan.

The survey will “monitor that growth in order to foster the angel community and help AAAI inform future practice and policy,” he said.

Shonhan also indicated that the survey results will contribute to comparative studies of investment across different countries.

Bentleys, the accounting and finance network, is conducting the survey in tandem with AAAI.

The organisations are eager to see how the 2011 results stack up against those from 2010. The participants in that survey said that they invested more than $3 million in about two dozen companies, and more than half of individual and group investments were in seed and start-up companies.

Ruth Drinkwater, CEO of AAAI, said that she expects the life science sector will predominate among investments, in addition to related sectors like agribusiness and medical equipment.

The results from the survey will be informative to the angel community, entrepreneurs, big business and government groups alike, said Drinkwater.

“By better understanding what makes angel investors tick, we can all learn how to best leverage their expertise to benefit new companies, entrepreneurs and society in general,” she said.

To complete the 2011 National Angel Survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RMZ3YG2.

The idea was/is simple: investigate/take a look at the role that/how well angel investors are bringing Australian enterprises/start-ups to commercial fruition.

 

[That’s why] The Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) is conducting a survey of angels and the companies they’re choosing to invest in…and the survey’s effectiveness depends on who participates in it.

 

AAAI is asking angel investors, individuals and groups who provide capital to start-ups to complete the National Angel Survey before next Monday, 16 January.

 

Angel investment is becoming a rapidly growing source of funding for Australian start-ups, said to Heath Shonhan, director of Bentleys. The accounting and finance network is conducting the survey in tandem with AAAI, the national peak body for angel investors.

 

The survey will “monitor that growth in order to foster the angel community and help AAAI inform future practice and policy,” said Shonhan.

 

He also indicated that the survey results will be used for comparative research… on investment in other countries.

 

[If you miss the chance to participate, don’t worry. The results from the survey will be revealed at the upcoming National Angels Conference in Melbourne on 29 February.]

 

“By better understanding what makes angel investors tick, we can all learn how to best leverage their expertise to benefit new companies, entrepreneurs and society in general,” said Ruth Drinkwater, CEO of AAAI.

 

It will be interesting to see how the 2011 survey results stack up with those from 2010. The participants in that survey had invested more than $3 million in about two dozen companies, and more than half of individual and group investments were in seed and start-up companies.

 

Drinkwater said that she expects the life science sector will predominate among investments, in addition to agribusiness and medical equipment…

 

“A key principle of angel investing is to contribute intellectual capital as well as financial capital,” said Drinkwater…..

 

To complete the National Angel Survey

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