Angel investing continues to grow as an engine for the US economy. Angel investments created 106,400 new jobs in the first half of 2012, according to UNH’s Center for Venture Research. 27,280 start-ups received funding, up 3.7% from prior year; and 131,145 individual angel investors participated, up 5% from prior year. Total investments were $9.2 billion, up 3.1% over last year. More here from the Center for Venture Research.