Angel investors/angel syndicates: Private individuals that invest in early stage ventures. Often former entrepreneurs or C-level managers who can also bring you valuable networks and help you scale your business.
HNWI/UHNWI: High net worth individuals (who are not dedictated angel investors but occasionally allocate a small percentage of their funds to a venture they really like)
Family offices: Traditionally very discrete in-house wealth management structures of wealthy families
Venture capital (“VC”): funds specialised in early stage investments
Corporate investors (“CVC”): corparate funds that directly invest in external startup companies
Government or university funds/incubators