Angel investor refers to an individual, or individuals, who are willing to risk their own money by investing in a small business or start-up business. This is typically to help accelerate the potential success of the business to yield a return on their investment.

Angel investors typically are already successful businesspeople with a higher net worth(think Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, or Funderdome).

But remember, the chances of your angel investor being a real angel are slim… it doesn’t mean it can’t happen.