Just over 8 percent of angel deals occurred in the Pacific Northwest

A new report out today from the Angel Resource InstituteCB Insights and Silicon Valley Bank sheds a bit of light on the nebulous world of angel investing. The Halo Report finds that the median premoney valuation for early-stage deals by angel groups came in at $2.5 million during the first quarter.

It also found that the median amount invested was $700,000 per deal, about the same as last year and up 4o percent from 2010. We’ve certainly seen a number of angel investments in recent weeks, including large sums of money flowing to Seattle companies such as CoCo Communications; Discovery Bay Games and others. Interestingly, the report showed that the Alliance of Angels of Seattle was one of the most active angel groups during the first quarter.

However, one of the recent rubs on the Seattle tech community has been the lack of angel support for early-stage companies. And the Halo Report bears that out to some degree, indicating that companies in the region garnered just 4.9 percent of the total investment pot in the past 12 months. Meanwhile, 8.3 percent of the deals in the country occurred in the Northwest.

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  • Ray Burt

    This is good but incomplete data. Where $$$ flows from angel groups to startups is certainly important to startups but this report misses showing:

    1. How many startups are in location — the percentage of startups getting angel funding by region is more signifcant
    2. How many exits and what return the investments got.

    Without these factors, the report is pretty useless if taken on its face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.zins Sherry Zins

    This is incomplete information. Keiretsu Forum Northwest has already invested over 12 Million this year.

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