Who cares about the title, classification, or category? Angle or VC -- the money still pays the bills and grows your company. It will open some doors, close others, and bring a entire spool of strings.
What you do care about are financial terms, the sustainable relationships, personalities, available resources, unique opportunities, valuations and a whole host of other concerns--
What are the target investor markets?
Step back and make a list of your target market for investors. Why would an investor want to invest in this project? What is in it for them? What need does it fulfill for them? Is it about money? Portfolio? Pride? Boasting?
Then within that list -- what are the groupings or categories. . . strategic investor? Personal supporter? Market segment advocate? Each of these groups will have some specific types of resources they bring and opportunity doors they open.
What you want and need:
Now, think about who you are and what your team needs? Do you have a CFO? A CEO? Do you have someone who can raise money? That will cultivate investor confidence? Do you want someone who will be a intial investor, but not future rounds? do you want someone who will have the capacity?
Answer to these questions will allow to develop a profile of the actual person you want as an investor. Combined with your target investor market and you can zone in on the right people, ask the right questions to qualify and ensure that you don't get seduced by the wrong deal.
How will you approach:
Finally, Review which of those resources you need. Which of those opportunities do you need? What is a phasing of groups that you will approach?
What is the pitch deck requirements for each target? What support material do you need for each? Who will you practice your presentation with? Which members of your team will present? which will answer questions? What follow-up material do you have?
Good luck as you search for capital -- treat it like a marketing campaign for your company -- create a target, make a plan and execute! Worry about how the people who invest classify themselves when you are teaching a class as the local university in your retirement.