The Propel(x) Podcast

Who Should be an Angel Investor?

Episode Summary

Considering angel investing? Here are some criteria to consider: 1. Are you permitted by regulations? 2. Will you have sufficient capital to build a diversified portfolio over 3-4 yrs? 3. Can you stomach the (high) risk? Disclaimer: Propel(x) is a funding platform, not a Broker-Dealer. Securities are offered through Hubble Investments, member FINRA/SIPC and an affiliate of Propel(x). Private investments are highly illiquid and risky and are not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. You should speak with your financial advisor, accountant, and/or attorney when evaluating private offerings. Neither Propel(x) nor Hubble Investments makes any recommendations or provides advice about investments.

Episode Notes

Andy Reed interviews Swati Chaturvedi to discuss the topic: Who should be an angel investor? 

Discussions focus on three key criteria as you consider angel investing: 

  1. Are you an accredited investor (in the United States) or permitted by your country's regulations to invest in startups?
  2. Will you be able to set aside sufficient capital to build a diversified portfolio? Swati suggests a rule of thumb to consider -  invest in 20 or more startups to build a diversified portfolio. Assuming you can set aside a minimum of $5,000 per startup, you should be able to invest at least $100,000 in startups over 3-4 year.
  3. Are you able to stomach the risk? Andy and Swati discuss startup volatility and high risk nature.

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