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Women boosting funding of start-ups

The number of women investing money into start-ups reached record levels last year as they become a much bigger force in the risky and male-dominated world of angel investing.

Women made up 21.8 percent of active angel investors nationwide in 2012, compared with 12.2 percent the previous year, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, which released its annual report on such spending on Thursday.

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