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More angel money is being invested in the Southwest region of the U.S. and median angel round sizes reached a five quarter high at $680,000 in the first quarter of 2013.

money11Those are some of the findings in a new report out today from the Angel Resource InstituteCB Insights and Silicon Valley Bank, which 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 stayed consistent at $2.5 million during the first quarter. It also found that the median amount invested was $680,000 per deal, which sets a five-quarter high and is up from $550,000 one year ago.

In terms of location, the Southwest region of the U.S. just barely surpassed California for the first time ever for angel group investment deals, with an 18.1 percent share of angel group dollars compared to California’s 17.4 percent share. Just one year ago, the Southwest had just 11.9 percent.

Angel group investing fell in the Northwest, from an 8.3 percent share last year to 6.4 percent during Q1 of 2013. Also interesting to note that in the past year, 81 percent of deals were completed in the angel groups’ home state.

Meanwhile, Internet, healthcare and mobile companies completed 72 percent of angel group deals and received 64 percent of angel group dollars. The report also showed that the Alliance of Angels of Seattle was one of the most active angel groups during the first quarter.

Here’s the full infographic from the report:

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