OEN Helps Angel Investors Connect with Early-Stage Companies
OEN’s recent Benchmark Survey of active members found that 92% of all investor respondents said that they met an entrepreneur that they considered investing in or actually did invest in through OEN, the state’s largest non-profit organization serving the entrepreneurial community.
Active investor members surveyed reported that their investment activity is already up in 2012 over 2011, with nearly 50% of investors having invested in new businesses in 2012.
The survey also found that the vast majority of investor respondents were smaller-scale investors, with 41% of all investments between $10,000 and $50,000.
“The diversity of opportunities, from edibles to software to clean tech, that are flowing through OEN via Angel Oregon, PAN, and OAF is great,” said Jon Carder, a member of OEN’s Portland Angel Network. “It makes me feel like a kid in a candy store—hard to resist!”
Stay tuned for more insights from the first-ever OEN Benchmark Survey in future blog posts here.
Conducted for OEN by Lynch Marketing Strategies, the survey included responses from 267 OEN members and non-member attendees of OEN events since January 1, 2011.