Is there any difference between angel funding, seed investment and incubation?
1. Angel Funding
Mostly experienced individuals investing in personal capacities. This might by alone or in a syndicate (more often). Typical size of investment can be anywhere from $10k to $1mn. Sweet spots are $100k-400k. They tend to not care so much about control and would love to help whenever they could.
2. Seed Funding
Techinically, its a word given to first round of investment. That said, practically, people have started using it as a term for a formal pre-series A round. This could be through angels or VCs putting in a small check (compared to their typical size). Typically its a sub $2mn round.
I guess the way I look at it….if a proper due diligence is done, people involved are professional investors, and its a formal process, I would call it a seed round.
On the other hand….in an Angel round, the angel might have just talked to you on the phone and sent a check the next day.
Typically much lesser money (sub $100k) and a lot of focus physical space, connecting to mentors, classroom-kind-of activites, etc. Mostly associated with startups which are probably pre-Seed Funding stage.
That said, if you are a founder, dont let this bother you. Fundamentally money is money; and support is support. Figure out how much of what you need and who can provide it to you better. And dont worry about what name you give it.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section]