angel investor

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Definition of angel investor 

: a wealthy person who invests a large amount of money in a new business Today's angel investors play a different game. They invest their own money in startups in return for equity, and sometimes they also take a board seat. —Melanie Warner, Fortune, 9 Nov. 1998

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angel investing has come a long way in recent years … —Daniel Kadlec, Time, 25 Aug. 2005

First Known Use of angel investor

1958, in the meaning defined above

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