EBAN Flash #80
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August 2012
Flash #80

EBAN Winter University 2012

EBAN Secretariat has received several information requests about the 11th Winter University, namely about its location, dates and agenda. We expect to get back to our members and friends with a special mailing on this subject very soon as for the moment the final venue and dates are still under internal debate. We thank you for understanding and trust you are excited to join us in this annual gathering to be announced.

New Member of EBAN

Innovation Centre Banja Luka BAN 
Joining as a business angel network, ICBL was the first combined modernly equipped center for support and development of entrepreneurship in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). At the beginning of 2012, ICBL established ICBL Business Angels Network with 11 investors and held its first investment evening on April 27th 2012.


ACCESS ICT will soon launch the closing ICT Finance Marketplace website which will become an ICT portal for start-ups, investors and stakeholders. The platform being finalised will remain as a new portal and repository of all project information as the European initiative has now come to an end. Would you have relevant resources you would like to share or you would like to be listed in advance for when the website comes out please e-mail luis.galveias@eban.org.

ACCESS ICT is a EU funded DG INFSO initiative lead by EBAN with the support of ACI.

EBAN Sponsors' Updates

7th ESA Investment Forum
On the 16th of October 2012 the European space innovation scene will gather in Toulouse (FR) for the 7th edition of the ESA Investment Forum. This forum is an exceptional setting for exploring investment and partnership opportunities by bringing start-up companies using space-related technology, applications or services in a non-space environment, together with finance and investment communities while highlighting the business potential of such blends.

Gold Sponsor

EBAN Renewable
Energy sponsor

Research Sponsor



FiBAN: New taxation model approved to inspire early-stage private investments
The government has approved a new taxation model that offers a deduction for private investors that are investing in start-ups.

LINC Scotland: Angel investors boost early-stage companies (source: Herald Scotland)
EARLY-stage Scottish companies received £15.5 million of investment in 36 funding deals which involved the LINC Scotland network of business angels in the first half of 2012, up 50% on the £10.3m figure for the opening six months of last year.

UK Business Angels Association awards Peter Saunders as BA of the Year
The British Business Angels Association, recently renamed to UK Business Angels Association, awarded Peter Saunders, nominated by Xenos Business Angel Network of Wales, as the BA of the Year during its annual Gala Awards Dinner on July 2nd.

Job Vacancy - Manager of the UK Business Angels Association (Full-time position)
The UK Business Angels Association is seeking a new full time Manager to support the Chief Executive Officer of this new national trade association representing angel and early stage investment in the UK (England Wales and Northern Ireland).

Go Beyond Closes Record Q2... and seeks Head of Marketing 
Go Beyond has closed another record Q2 by achieving a significant number of milestones including 7 investments for a total of more than CHF 950k and 10 investment events. The increased company activity is now calling for a Head of Marketing to improve visibility and communication and becoming the premier quality international player in early stage investing

Go Beyond and ClearlySo Launch Training Partnership
The two networks have signed a collaboration to organise training activities in the UK for ClearlySo angels, in order to build the capacity of UK angels to become serial "impact" investors for early-stage companies with a focus on "people, planet, profit".

Paris Business Angels' Promotional Video of Funded Companies 2011

Canada: Angel Capital Activity on the Rise says NACO 2011 Report
The report examines 2011 activity levels and highlights trends such as a significant increase in levels of Angel activity.

AAAI invites you for a survey
Our Australian peers are looking for your insight on raising smart money in tech until September 14th.


Heading towards the creation of a stock exchange for very small companies? (source: La Tribune)

Les misérables - Europe not only has a euro crisis, it also has a growth crisis. That is because of its chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs (source: The Economist)


Consultation on the revision of the Guidelines on State aid to support SME access to risk capital
Deadline 5/10/2012

Public Consultation Paper: Problems that arise in the direct tax field when venture capital is invested across borders
Deadline 5/11/2012

Consultation on Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan
Deadline 1/10/2012


The Venture Crowd: Crowdfunding Equity Investment Into Business
by Liam Collins and Yannis Pierrakis, NESTA

Restricted to EBAN Members

To access the following advantages you need to log into the EBAN website member area or contact info@eban.org.

MedTech Investing Conference- London
MTI Europe is the premier and longest running Medtech investment partnering event in Europe. Contact EBAN Secretariat for one of the 5 guest places available to EBAN members only. More information in the following link.

Shared Deals
Visit the EBAN website member area to upload and review deals.

Deal reporting
Submit your deals on EBAN's Data Reporting website, accessible to EBAN members only. With this tool, EBAN members can report information about deals closed in their network or fund as they happen with limited information on the investor and investment. In return our members benefit from having their deals marketed towards other potential investors and receive exclusive reports about market trends and more detailed information thanks to EBAN's partnership with Bureau Van Dijk.

EBAN Publications

EBAN Directory of Networks 2011
The Directory of Networks published by EBAN provides an annual overview of the operational characteristics of business angel networks across Europe. It includes information about EBAN members and other business angel networks identified across Europe. EBAN has been collecting data on the angel market since its creation in 1999.

Previous publications

Upcoming Events

19-20 September
MedTech Investing Conference
London, UK
Free seats for EBAN Members

27 September
Tech Tour Solutions
London, UK
Special deal to EBAN Members

9 October
Social Business Conference 2012
London, UK

16 October
7th ESA Investment Forum
Toulouse, France

16-17 October
TechTour MedTech Summit - Bridge to Asia
Lausanne, Switzerland

21-22 November
TechTour Clound and Big Data Summit
Lausanne, Switzerland
Submit your portfolio companies until September 15th

Presence of EBAN at events across Europe

Chiara de Caro will attend the ICT Competitiveness Week organised by DG CONNECT in Brussels, Belgium.

Chiara de Caro will speak at the Investment Forum: International Conference organized by the Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development (ΕΤΕΑΝ SA) in the framework of the MED European Transnational Programme «ΜACC-BAM» in Athens, Greece.

Chiara de Caro will meet in Brussels, Belgium, a Estonian start-up community delegation in the context of a visit organised by the European Commission Representation in Estonia.

Chiara de Caro will present "Fund Raising from Business Angels for Early Stage Investments" at BioPartnering Future Europe (BPFE) in Brussels, Belgium

EBAN membership categories

Full members:
- Business angel networks, federations of networks set up to promote the angel market, business angel groups, angel funds or angel syndicates;
- Early stage venture capital and seed funds

Affiliate members (business angels/private individuals)

Associate members (other organisations)

For additional details and to apply for EBAN membership please follow this link.

EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players

Rue Vautier 54 | 1050 Brussels | Belgium

T: +32 2 626 20 61
F: +32 2 626 20 69


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