Oddly dismissing Carnegie Hall’s backer and investor. (5)

Please explain how this cryptic clue works.

This clue is from The Guardian Weekly, 5th January 2018.


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"Oddly dismissing Carnegie" = remove odd-numbered letters from the word "Carnegie" = _A_N_G_E.

Hall's backer = last letter of "Hall" = L.

ANGEL is a type of investor.

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    $\begingroup$ Ugh. I was close, but looking at odd letters in "dismissing" and last letters in "Carnegie Hall". $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2020 at 13:47

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