Business Angels business law

Business Angels as investors: organizational and legal aspects

Andriichuk Liza, 111-i, KNEU

To begin with, who is a business angel? Is that actually legal and if yes, then which documents are needed? What about business angels in Ukraine?

Business angel is a wealthy, private investor, who provide capital for young companies at the start-up phase or during a level of expansion. Unlike venture capitalists – whose money is often pooled by investment firms – business angels usually invest their own funds.

Completing an Angel investment requires legal processes to clarify and confirm the deal terms and protect all parties concerned. Angel investors are advised to seek legal advice from lawyers who are experienced in doing investment transactions of this size and nature, notably incorporating the EIS and SEIS schemes.