The rise of the angel investor (infographic)

The average angel is 47 years old, makes $90,000 a year, invests in one out of every 10 deals he sees, shovels $37,000 into each deal, and lives in California.

The halo and the wings? Those are just for show.

Except for the double-Y chromosome part — which is something that Change.org’s Jennifer Dulski is trying to change — that’s all in a new infographic from Investor Pitches, the company that will help you put together the pitch deck that just might win you that $47,000 investment.

In addition, Investor Pitches says, the number of angel investors has gone up substantially from the early 2000s. In 2002, roughly 200,000 angel investors were prowling for deals. By 2011, that number jumped 60 percent to 318,480.

The number of dollars angels invest also jumped — and even faster. Angels funded 66,230 companies in 2011, compared to 36,000 in 2002, pumping $22.5 billion in entrepreneurship in America. That’s up 84 percent from $15.7 billion in 2002.

Here’s all the information in visual form:


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