Start-up pay cheques, ESOPs are creating a new breed of angel investors

Angel investors | Startups | Esops
Deepsekhar Choudhury  |  Bengaluru

The profile of the typical angel investor – someone who bets on early stage start-ups – is changing. It was always an HNI or founder or CXO of a start-up who had made money on big bang exits.
Now, a new breed of angel investor is emerging – start-up employees who earn fat pay cheques or are rich from ESOP buybacks. MyStartupEquity, a technology platform that allows start-ups to manage their cap table and ESOPs, told Business Standard that in 2020 alone, it saw about 3,000 start-up employees benefit from up to Rs 85 crore of ESOP buybacks. The figures for the entire start-up …
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