Scott Shane, the author of Fools Gold? The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America and professor of entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve, loves small business data. HIs books, research papers and articles always include detailed data and analysis on the topic he is covering.
And the great thing about Scott's work is he organizes the data so well he creates instant reference guides for the rest of us. My copy of Illusions of Entrepreneurship rarely leaves my desk because I refer back to it so often.
He has done the same thing with angel investing. In Fools Gold he presents a broad, data-intensive picture of of angel investors. The analysis goes beyond the popular press version of angels to describe the diverse angel investing sector.
An excellent analysis of angel investing, the book is useful for anyone interested in becoming an angel investor, attracting angel investments, or creating public policy related to angel investing.