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.