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May 2014
Flash #100

14th Annual EBAN Congress & Awards 


The Power of the Collective: Business Angels, Seed Funds, Accelerators & Incubation Space

19-20 May 2014 | Dublin, Ireland


Paulo Andrez, President of EBAN

Dear colleague,
EBAN's annual congress is around the corner and I would like to highlight why this year's event is so unique. If you haven't done so, I invite you to explore the congress agenda and join the 300 professionals already registered with us before we run out of seats. Two things will not change though: our focus to deliver a great learning moment and our commitment to engage you in the solutions to our market's challenges. Why you should come: 

Focus in collaboration
We will explore how angel investors, business accelerators, incubators, VCs, family offices, venture philanthropists and policy makers can better collaborate.

Learning from Ireland
Ireland is recognised for its solid angel syndicates as well for its strong links between the angel community and business incubation centers (BICs)

High concentration of investors 
As never before we will welcome many investors - specially business angels, some of which worldwide references in the angel scene. 

Full of surprises
We will publicly launch a few of initiatives that will help to boost European early stage investments and draw a new perspective on the impact of the angel activity.

The EBAN Awards
Our community's best practices and successes will be under the spotlight. Would that be you? Deadline for applications is Friday 9th May.

To speed up your way to the Congress find below some helpful links.
Twitter #EBAN2014

See you in Dublin!

EBAN and HBAN address a special thank you note to the local supporters of the EBAN Congress
Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. EI provides equity investment, expert mentors, incubation programs, and a unique global network of 30 offices to accelerate their growth. 
Ireland’s only full service international law firm Eversheds is an expert adviser to start-ups and investors alike.  At the EBAN Congress in Dublin, we will discuss the legal services available to investors, with particular focus on the areas of strategic importance when establishing the business angel/start-up relationship. 


MoU signed with Istanbul Stock Exchange for the promotion of European Early Stage Investing

EBAN, TBAA and Istanbul Stock Exchange will celebrate the Signing Ceremony of the MoU on European Early Stage Investments Financing, with the scope to establish a mutually beneficial relationship built on support, development and promotion of angels' activities in parallel to cultural cooperation. Borsa Istanbul, which has recently closed a strategic agreement with NASDAQ, will celebrate the agreement on May 14th in Istanbul (Turkey) to which will follow a panel entitled “Early Stage Financing Techniques for Entrepreneurs with the participation of EBAN and TBAA representatives Paulo Anrez and Baybars Altuntas

EBAN welcomes 3 new members!


Fe-Ve SAS, France (Business Accelerator)
Fe-Ve is a catalyst business accelerator with a clear scope for innovation, supporting startups in developing their ideas as well as getting access to finance. With a key expertise in the field of technology transfer, Fe-Ve helps their teams by helping to make the transfer from research results to innovation and into the market - closing the “valley of death”.

SuperFounders CLUB, Macedonia (Business Accelerator)
SuperFounders Skopje is a localised full-service pre-seed startup acceleration programme. They provide local resources, international networking and esteemed mentorship in the local ecosystem towards the implementation of different level programmes to support development of emerging companies. It is a part of the SuperFounders network.

Jan M Koivurinta, United Kingdom (Affiliate Member)
Jan is a seasoned angel investor with an extensive background in M&A. As an active board member of large multinationals and an active investor, he mainly targets industrial and technological companies, driving them from the representation stage up to the transformation and acqusition.

EBAN Members & Partners' News & Updates

London Business Angels syndicate Anchors Travel AI's £190k Angel Round
LBA SEIS fund has co-invested alongside a sector specific lead angel whose experience and contacts are set to be a major asset to the company as it seeks explosive growth.

European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment Sector Continues to Grow
Support through the VP/SI method continues to increase with over €2.5 billion invested since inception and average financial support per VPO increasing almost 20% to €6.2 million from 2011 to 2012.
The level of angel investment in Western Europe took a tumble in April, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by BvD.
Impact Economy Invests in a Documentary
The new documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” is an investment project of Impact Economy, the global impact investing and strategy firm.
Interview with Riivo Anton on Angel Investing
Riivo started as by founding a consulting business focused on attracting R&D funding for Estonian companies. The company [Civitta] has now 120 employees in 5 countries, becoming the largest independent consulting company in the region.

How Do Venture Capital Firms Make Money by Investing in Startups?
By raising the bulk of the capital that the fund’s investable capital from “Limited Partners”, usually institutions such as university endowments, insurance companies and pension funds.
Sale of Cloud-Computing Company GreenButton to Microsoft 
Marcel van den Assum, AANZ Chairman and founding investor in GreenButton, illustrates just why angels find investing in high growth startup companies so rewarding.

Audra Shallal "sells" angel investment to Senegal business leaders
EBAN's affiliated business angel and management consultant Audra Shallal has returned from a mission to Senegal in which she introduced angel investment to local leaders in view of the creation of the first BAN.

European Commission logoHorizon 2020's SME Instrument by European Commission
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Your business could receive up to €3 million in funding, and world-class business support and mentorship.


Angel Investment Handbook by infoDev
Launching an angel network in any environment is challenging. A diversity of models and structures have been successful worldwide, and this guidebook -produced by infoDev- (The World Bank) will navigate the decision-making process at various stages, providing real examples.

This survey captures data and market perspectives from 125 impact investors. As in previous years, it is focused on investing organisations from foundations to financial institutions and did not include individual investors.

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the informal venture capital in Latvia by Anatolijs Prohorovs; PhD Student, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration
The paper examines the issues of state and development of the informal venture capital of Latvia and provides recommendations for the development of the sector.


Your Early Stage Investing e-zine: Issue No. 100

EBAN celebrates the launch of its 100 monthly flash. For years we have been engaging, sharing knowledge and building awareness with an unique and core mission: a transparent representation towards the implementation of the highest professional standards for all early stage market players in Europe.  

Your support, as well as your news, events and success stories are essential to continue producing a market driven publication and we count on you to make it every month more appealing. 

Each of our achievements has been gained thanks to the support of our community, a valuable network of esteemed individuals and organisations driving EBAN to where it stands nowadays - over 111 members represented in 39 countries. As our audience goes well beyond this community, we extend our recognition to all those who follow our activity and contribute to our discussion forums, either at the physical events, through the webinars or express their views in our LinkedIn group.

Keep up with your support to stimulate early stage investing across Europe by unleashing your potential!

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EBAN Congress 2014

Loretta McCarthy
, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds, number 1 most active angel group in the US in 2013

David Rose, "Archangel" of New York and Founder of New York Angels
Ciaran Connell, CEO Decawave, an Irish fabless semiconductor company with €20M of €25M raised from over 150 business angels in the US, Ireland, UK and France
Dusan Stojanovic, EBAN business angel of the year in 2013 & Founder of True Global Ventures
John Huston, founder OHIO tech angels
Brigitte Baumann, Founder and CEO of FoBeyond, Europe's leading cross border angel network
William Reeve, Founder of LOVEFiLM and long time business angel
Paddy Cosgrave, CEO/Founder, The (Web)Summit
Anthony Clarke, founder of London Business Angels and Angel Capital Group
John Teeling, Serial Entrepreneur in Whiskey & Exploration!
Candace Johnson, Co-Founder of SES Global, the world's pre-eminent satellite group
Darren Westlake, CEO & Co-Founder at CrowdCube
Paulo Andrez, EBAN President
David Beatty, Golden Seeds Business Angel, New York
Simon Devonshire, COO, Wayra Europe
Riku Asikainen, Founder, director and business angel investor in over 30 companies
Pieter Oostlander, Chairman European Venture Philanthropy Association

Upcoming Events from EBAN Community

9 May
European Youth Event Business Challenge
With the participation of Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Strasbourg, France

13-14 May
U-Start Conference
Milan, Italy

14 May
Signing Ceremony of the MoU: Istanbul Stock Exchange, TBAA & EBAN
Istanbul, Turkey

19-20 May
EBAN 14th Annual Congress & 9th Annual Awards
Dublin, Ireland
Special rates to EBAN members

5 June
IE Venture Days: Wayra
London, United Kingdom

9 & 11 June
The Future of Angel & Venture Capital Investing
London, United Kingdom

12-13 June
Greek Presidency Conference: Growth Enhancing EU Financial Instruments for RDI
With the participation of EBAN President Paulo Andrez
Athens, Greece

12-13 June
VP in Practice: The Fundamental Toolkit 
Barcelona, Spain

12-13 June
Impact Forum Asia

18-19 June
ANIMA Network Annual Meeting   
Algiers, Algeria

23-24 June
Health Tech Summit
Lausanne, Swtizerland

17 November
EBAN Winter University
Helsinki, Finland

17-23 November
Global Business Angels Week

Presence of EBAN Team Across Europe

Hedda Pahlson-Moller is participating as expert juror in the EYE Business Challenge in the context of the European Youth Event organised by the European Parliament on May 9th in Strasbourg, France.

Luis Galveias participated in the first Silicon Luxembourg "15 Entrepreneurs Meet 15 Investors" on May 5th in Luxembourg.
Baybars Altuntas participated as a moderator in the Innovation: The Path for Growth event on 29th April in Amman, Jordan.

Ari Korhonen participated as a coach in the Malaysian Business Angel Network One-to-one Speed Coaching Event on 18th April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ari Korhonen participated as a speaker in the EU-Malaysia Trade & Investment Forum on 17th April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ari Korhonen participated as a speaker, coach and jury member at the Sophia Business Angel International Venture Academy during the 10-12th April in Nice, France.

Paulo Andrez participated in a Founders Institute Seminar on April 9th in Cascais, Portugal
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