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super angel

Angel investors play a very essential role in the innovation ecosystem.  Many are former successful entrepreneurs, which provided them with the liquidity to invest in other early stage companies. They take on very high levels of risk as they are typically the first equity investors in innovative start-up companies, and invest in advance of institutional venture capitalists. This is referred to as a "seed" round. In general, they invest their own capital and provide strategic counsel to the...

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