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business angels

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Individuals prepared to provide seed capital for high-risk, start-up business ventures. The term angel is also applied to backers of stage shows in the theatre business. It derives from the...

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business angels

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 45 words.

Individuals prepared to provide seed capital for high-risk, start-up business ventures. The term angel is also applied to backers

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business angels

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Individuals prepared to provide seed capital for high-risk, start-up business ventures. The term angel is also applied to backers of stage shows in the theatre business. It derives from the...

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Going ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’: How Effective was the Backbench Business Committee in the 2010−2012 Parliamentary Session?

David H. Foster.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2015; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Political Institutions; Law and Politics; Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; UK Politics. 7912 words.

In June 2010, the House of Commons agreed standing order changes creating the Backbench Business Committee, which was to schedule Commons business on 35 days a session. This was both...

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<i>Incorporating Women: A History of Women and Business in the United States.</i> By Angel KwolekFolland. (New York: Twayne, 1998. xvi, 275 pp. $33.00, ISBN 0-8057-4519-X.)

Susan M. Hartmann.

in Journal of American History

June 2000; p ublished online June 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 0 words.

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seed capital

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 34 words.

Money provided by business angels or venture capitalists to back a new idea or business. It is derived from the

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entrepreneur

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 19 words.

Risk-taking individual who undertakes industrial and commercial activities with a view to making a profit (cf. business angels).

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angels

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 22 words.

Individuals and companies which back high-risk ventures in the hope of high returns. Angels provide seed capital for high-risk business

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Beecham, Sir Thomas (1879–1961)

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 158 words.

Self-taught English conductor. Financed by the family business (for which his spell in advertising produced ‘Hark! the herald angels sing!

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Risk financing for knowledge-based enterprises: Mechanisms and policy options

Guy Ben-Ari and Nicholas S Vonortas.

in Science and Public Policy

August 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Public Policy. 0 words.

New knowledge-based enterprises have several characteristics that limit their options for obtaining financing from external sources: they have little or no collateral, their assets tend to...

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Economic Development

Dean O. Smith.

in Managing the Research University

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Systems. 8288 words.

This chapter examines the university’s role in economic development. The chief research officer’s responsibilities at most research institutions include economic development as a corollary...

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Īmān

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Faith or belief. Suggests security for believers against untruth and misguidance in this world and punishment in the afterlife. Assumes belief in the oneness of God, angels, prophets,...

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Disrupting the Balance

Raúl A. Ramos.

in Beyond the Alamo

May 2008; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8370 words.

This chapter focuses on the wedding of the Anglo-American immigrant James Bowie and Ursula de Veramendi. Veramendi's parents, Juan Martin de Veramendi and Maria Josefa Ruiz de Navarro, each...

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The Model Priest and his Antithesis

Hugh M. Thomas.

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 11303 words.

Twelfth-century writers sometimes compared priests to kings, angels, or gods because of their frequent contact with God during the Eucharist and because of their responsibility for pastoral...

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Either Things Go According to Plan or There Is a Story

Solly Angel.

in The Tale of the Scale

February 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation. 4685 words.

Not long after the meeting with Tanida in Tokyo, Oshima called. A Tanita delegation that had just returned from a home appliances exhibition in Europe saw a thin scale in the Tefal booth at...

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Howard Hawks

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

US film director, screenwriter, and producer who specialized in making popular westerns, gangster films, comedies, and musicals. Born in Goshen, Indiana, Hawks was educated at...

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In Pursuit of a Business Deal

Solly Angel.

in The Tale of the Scale

February 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation. 9411 words.

Solly Angel had already started thinking about the business angle of the scale endeavor back in early March of 1989. As more numbers started to come in over the following months, the...

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Pride, Charley

Martha Wilson.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 439 words.

country music entertainer. Charley Frank Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi, fifty miles south of Memphis, Tennessee, to Tessie and Fowler McArthur Pride. He was the fourth of eleven...

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Luca della Robbia

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b ?Florence, c.1399/1400; d Florence, 20 Feb. 1482).

Florentine sculptor, the most famous member of a family of artists. Nothing is known of his early career, and he was a mature...

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