(1) High average returns
Angel investors have returned 2.5 times their original investment over a period of about four years.
(2) Potential for super returns
Peter Thiel, cofounder of Paypal, turned his $500K investment in Facebook into $1.6bn. Jeff Bezos turned $250k into $1.6bn on Google.
(3) Affect life changing solutions
Startups can change the world for many people. Think of the connections Facebook has fostered.
(4) Job creation
Supporting the next big thing has impacts far beyond financial returns and innovation, but into the wider employment side of the economy.
(5) Get involved
You will have the opportunity to influence and impact the future direction and prosperity of the startup.
(6) Tax incentives
Many countries offer juicy investor tax incentives for supporting startups.