Dang Thanh Dat, Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

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Angel investment is important for startups when they are in between the seed-stage and the early-stage because they need funds to grow rapidly. Angel investors, in addition to providing capital, normally function as strategic partners who provide capacity building, management knowledge and mentorship for startups. Angel investors accordingly benefit startups in many different ways, including the provision of funds. Vietnam is ranked third in Southeast Asia in terms of the number of active startups, most of which are in an early stage and therefore in need of funds from angel investors. The paper examines the concept of angel investment and the determinants that impact angel investors’ decisions. The paper then recommends implications so as to help build a mechanism to develop domestic angel investment activities and attract foreign angel investment into Vietnam.

Keywords: Angel investment, startup


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