Who are Business Angels? The term “Angel” was coined within the Broadway theater, where wealthy individuals made donations to theatrical productions. As soon as the production brought significant income, the investments were fully returned, with interest. In 1978, the term “Angel” was officially introduced by the founder of the Center for Venture Studies, William Wetzel, completing his research on how entrepreneurs attracted business capital. He used the term to describe investors who supported newer businesses with initial capital. Presumably, when Wetzel coined the term, he was thinking of imaginary redemption of entrepreneurs by Angels and saving their businesses from corporate death by writing out a check.
Victoria Tigipko is a successful business owner and investor. In 2010 she founded the TA Ventures Foundation, a global company that invests in upcoming technology startups in Europe (including Ukraine) and the United States.
How to win at a casino and become an angel: Semyon Dukach – a troublemaker and an investor in over 130 startups
Semyon Dukach is a founding partner of One Way Ventures, a venture capital fund that supports startups that are in the early stages of development and, most importantly, have at least one immigrant among the founders.
Modern Lviv has a great potential for the digital economy, and is one of the three largest IT centres in Ukraine. Lviv was the first Ukrainian city where the first formal IT cluster was founded.