The seraphim profile of Australia's business angels : a survey of the identifying characteristics, behaviour patterns and investment criteria of informal venture capitalists in Australia

Wenban, Robert, Hindle, Kevin and Jennings, Daniel F. 1996, The seraphim profile of Australia's business angels : a survey of the identifying characteristics, behaviour patterns and investment criteria of informal venture capitalists in Australia, in ANZAM 1996 : Diversity & change : challenges for management into the 21st Century : Proceedings of the 10th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management conference 2006, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, N.S.W., pp. 1-92.

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Title The seraphim profile of Australia's business angels : a survey of the identifying characteristics, behaviour patterns and investment criteria of informal venture capitalists in Australia
Author(s) Wenban, Robert
Hindle, Kevin
Jennings, Daniel F.
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference (10th : 1996 : Wollongong, New South Wales)
Conference location Wollongong, New South Wales
Conference dates 4-7 Dec. 1996
Title of proceedings ANZAM 1996 : Diversity & change : challenges for management into the 21st Century : Proceedings of the 10th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management conference 2006
Publication date 1996
Start page 1
End page 92
Publisher University of Wollongong
Place of publication Wollongong, N.S.W.
Summary In Australia, as it is all over the world, finding and acquiring equity capital is one of the major problems facing entrepreneurs who are starting or growing entrepreneurial ventures. The informal venture capital market, made up of high net worth non-institutional private equity investors (or 'business Angels') provides risk capital directly to new and growing businesses and has been shown to be considerably more significant than institutional providers as a source of finance for entrepreneurial businesses. Building upon and comporting with Angel research undertaken overseas, this study generated and evaluated data resulting from an investigation of Australian business Angels which focused upon three primary research questions: (i) Who are Australia's Informal Venture Capitalists (Business Angels)? (ii) How do they behave? (iii) What are their investment criteria? Analysis of answers resulting from the in-depth survey of 36 carefully screened respondents produced a detailed portrait, summarised and depicted in twelve key graphs. Together, the graphs form a descriptive construct - the 'Seraphim Profile' - which articulates Australian business Angels' identifying characteristics, patterns of investment behaviour and investment criteria.
ISBN 0729903540
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029666

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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