Who Are Super Angels?
Super angels are high-net-worth individuals who provide capital and support to early-stage startups and entrepreneurs. The term comes from an angel investor. An angel investor is an affluent individual who provides financial backing to early-stage businesses or startups in exchange for equity ownership or convertible debt.
These investors often use their funds to support entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses.
However, they typically invest large amounts of capital compared to angel investors and often have a more extensive portfolio of investments in the startup ecosystem.
What Is The Difference Between Angel Investors And Super Angels?
The primary distinction between angel investors and super angels lies in the scale of the investments they make. Angel investors typically invest small amounts of capital to back startups, while super angels make more substantial and bigger investments.
They are often experienced entrepreneurs themselves and play a more active role in mentoring, networking and advising the startups they fund.
Park+’s Amit Lakhotia, Pine Labs’ Amrish Rau, General Catalyst’s Anand Chandrasekaran, People Group’s Anupam Mittal are examples of angel investors in India, while CRED’s Kunal Shah can be considered a super angels.