Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Venture selection and decision factors influencing risk and return for angel investing
by Arfsten, Michael Conrad, D.B.A., Argosy University/Twin Cities, 2013, 161; 3569808
Abstract (Summary)

The study analyzed survey data and investment returns from 477 angel investment ventures to evaluate factors related to financial rates of return. Principal components analysis, linear regression, and nonparametric methods were used to reduce and analyze the data. The findings indicated that only the angel investor’s perception of market risk was related to the rates of return on their investment, and that the rates of return to the angel investors was superior to alternative investments in common market indexes. Logistic regression was used to construct a model that increased predicted angel investment break even by 50% over chance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perry, Robert
Commitee: Callaway, Richard, Dierberger, George
School: Argosy University/Twin Cities
Department: Business Administration
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 74/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Keywords: Angel investments, Informal investing, Private investments, Venture capital
Publication Number: 3569808
ISBN: 978-1-303-07357-1
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