How much do angel investors grant startups per year? [Infographic]

Summary:According to Startups.co, current investment trends see startups awarded with up to $20 billion every year.

The last few years have not been easy for startups.

Businesses tighten their belts, jobs are scarce, and Generation Y find themselves floundering after their education is finished. In order to put food on the table, a high number of workers find themselves turning to self-employment -- starting their own businesses, taking on short-term contracts, or looking for ways to secure funding and advice for the idea they're sure will make them millions.

Between the trend of zero-hour contracts and being your own boss, many would choose the latter. But how many angel investors are out there and willing to consider funding your project?

According to Startups.co, a platform that connects business owners with investors -- as well as offering advice and help for would-be entrepreneurs -- the high-risk factor of angel investment hasn't turned off those with the chequebook completely.

Instead, an average of $20 billion is granted to startups per year. In the grand scheme of things, $20 billion isn't a huge amount -- but for the next wave of innovators without enough start-up capital, a little faith and a financial loan can make all the difference.

For more information, view the infographic below:

Via: VentureBeat

Image credit: Flickr

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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