Archived — Informal Equity Capital for SMEs: A review of Literature
Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services
Small Business and Tourism Branch
This report reviews the public literature regarding the supply of, and demand for, early stage equity from private (informal) investors. This work is intended to help inform the development of Industry Canada's plans for its Canadian field research on risk capital financing of SMEs in Canada. The particular study objectives are to review existing literature with a view to:
- informing the development of Canadian public policy as it relates to enhancing access to risk capital by SMEs;
- determining the role played by informal and corporate angel investors during the start-up and growth stages of SMEs and to identify barriers informal investors face when investing; and,
- mapping SME owners' usage and perceptions of equity financing.
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