Where can you find personal investors for small businesses online?


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Three companies that assist entrepreneurs in finding personal investors, also known as angel investors, are Invstor.com, EquityNet and Gust. As of 2015, Invstor.com and EquityNet claim to have helped more than 300,000 and 39,000 start-ups, respectively, and Gust claims to have helped entrepreneurs to raise $1.8 billion in funding for their start-up businesses.

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Invstor.com's website contains several testimonials from entrepreneurs who have successfully used the company's database to raise start-up funding in amounts ranging from $15,000 to $2 million. The types of companies represented as the network's successful start-ups are varied, and include music and movie production studios, healthcare services, outdoor apparel retail and real estate appraisal and development companies. The website also provides a brief profile of its three featured angel investors.

EquityNet claims to have helped members of the more than 39,000 entrepreneurs who joined its network to raise a total of $200 million from angel investors. The network's website posts profiles of the companies that have been successful in obtaining funding that include businesses in the IT, specialty electronics and web-service software fields.

Gust claims that it can connect entrepreneurs with the world's largest network of angel investors. It advises start-ups that private investors prefer to invest locally, and recommends that start-ups use the network's "Browse by location" search option. As of 2015, the network includes 100+ investor organizations in California and 150+ in New York, as reported on Gust's website.

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