The Business Simulation Game

Who are business angels and what do they do?

In many entrepreneur games , there is an interesting economic term “business angels”. The term «business angel» appeared in 1978. So they began to call  private individuals who invest personal funds in promising projects. Prior to that, the term “angel”  meant art connoisseurs   financed theatrical performances. Now “business angels”, accumulating their capitals through special Internet platforms and creating professional communities, are an important part of venture funding.

Why do startup simulator need business angels? 

 

External and internal sources of financing are available to those who are starting to develop a promising business project.  External funds include funds from banks and venture  funds, grants from specialized organizations, and state assistance.  The internal ones include family savings, loans from friends and personal property. But often personal funds are not enough, and traditional external investors do not always like the startup itself, its creator, or they are not satisfied with the collected documents. Then other well-off  persons who are able to give impetus to the development of a startup can come to the rescue. Examples of projects that have received such funding are Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba.