Seed Capital vs. Angel Capital

Can someone give me a complete definition of the difference between Seed Capital and Angel Capital - they seem almost interchangeable at times. Thanks.

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The initial capital used to start a business. Seed capital often comes from the company founders' personal assets or from friends and family. The amount of money is usually relatively small because the business is still in the idea or conceptual stage. Such a venture is generally at a pre-revenue stage and seed capital is needed for research & development, to cover initial operating expenses until a product or service can start generating revenue, and to attract the attention of venture capitalists.


An Angel Investor or angel (also known as a business angel or informal investor) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. A small but increasing number of angel investors organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool their investment capital, as well as to provide advice to their portfolio companies.


Seed capital
Its the initial capital you are putting to start the business .
Angel Investment
In the later stage, say after 1 or 2 years when revenue starts coming and you need more money for expansion , then you are going for Angel investment option..


seed capital is initial money put by founder.
angel capital is money invested by angel investor to expand/run the business