We get this question a lot, and it’s impossible to answer because every investor’s objectives and risk tolerance are different. The short answer: It’s entirely up to you.

Angel investing can be risky. That’s why we recommend diversification as one of the core methods to mitigate risk. In other words, try not to put all your eggs in one basket. If nine out of ten investments don’t work in your favor, the one that does could end up paying over anything you could lose. But you don’t want to put everything you have in one investment that isn’t sure to show you a return.

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