Registrations Open for the EBAN Annual Congress & Awards
19-20 May 2014
Dublin Castle, Ireland
Registration to the 14th Annual EBAN Congress is now available from the Congress website. This is the flagship event of the early stage investment community in which a wide top-class speakers - ranging from super angels and seasoned entrepreneurs to international and European policy makers - will provide a unique scenario aiming to bring the European early stage investment sector to a new level of excellency.
Enjoy the early-bird registration
period before March 21st
and take advantage of discounted fees made available to EBAN and HBAN members
New Template "Articles of Association" and "Code of Conduct" for BANs
EBAN Webinar: Angels in ...Your City
Awakening a new angel community in your region. The London City case study
EBAN and London Business Angels will host a new webinar this time dedicated to Angels in the City, an initiative aimed at promoting enterprise and small businesses both in the City of London and neighbouring boroughs. During 2013 alone, Angels in the City reported a £2.5m of investment into 9 digital tech start up/ early stage SMEs, making it one of the most successful location and sector based angel initiatives worldwide.
With this webinar you will learn how to: explore your city's high net worth individuals' potential; bring investors closer to your local and regional deal sources; raise the number of investors and increase the activity of your business angel network and design a programme to successfully work with your city's stakeholders.
4.03.2014 | 12:00 CET | 60 minutes
Cost: free | Registration
Interview with Michael Culligan, Head of Ireland’s Federation of Business Angel Networks HBAN
«The business angel industry in Ireland has developed very significantly in recent years. We have a real hands on partnership with the Seed Venture Capital community. Many of the Seed Venture capital community regularly co-invest with business angels from our networks.» Read the full article
An interview with Michael Culligan with an outlook on Ireland's early stage investment scene was also recently published by Silicon Republic and is available in the following link.
President of EBAN Visits Turkey
Paulo Andrez, hosted by EBAN Board Member Baybars Altuntas, in the context of the Turkey Entrepreneurship Summit and per invitation of the Black Sea adjacent region Giresun, visited the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem. The trip, which took place from the 6th to the 10th of January and passed by Giresun, Ordu, Trabzon, Rize and Artvin, emphasised the achievements already in place in Turkey, namely a fast-growing angel investment market and a 75% tax break deduction considered by many as the most attractive angel investment incentive in Europe. A slideshow with pictures and media coverage of this visit is available in the following link
EBAN Members & Partners'
News & Updates
LBA Reports a Record £15m of Investment Year in 2013
London Business Angels (LBA) scored a record year in 2013 with £3.5m invested into 22 SMEs by its members alongside a further £11.5m of co-investment, making it one of the most active angel communities in the U.K and indeed Europe for the period. According to a recent report by UKfunders, LBA was the most prolific angel investor network of the year in the first half of 2013 and in September 2013, LBA was awarded the investor all stars private investor network of the year award.
German Startups Group: Seven Additional Investments
The German Startups Group Berlin AG, provider of venture capital for the booming startups scene in Germany with its head office in Berlin, has invested in seven additional companies within the last few months. Just one a half years after its launch, the German Startups Group has created a portfolio of 24 investments. At the same time it has extended the previous investment focus on early stage companies with established German startups (”growth stage”).
December has been a quiet month for angel investment in Western Europe, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by Bureau van Dijk. After an impressive showing in November, when EUR 67 million was invested across 29 deals, both volume and value have plummeted to their lowest levels for some time this month.
«At the World Economic Forum in Davos, European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes unveiled a new startup ‘accelerator’ and think-tank to support the growing startup community in Europe. The Startup Europe Partnership
is an accelerator in the loosest sense of the word, helping fledgling businesses to connect with entrepreneurs, mentors and accelerators through a yet to be unveiled online platform.
The programme has been set up to help startups expand beyond their national borders and evolve into truly global companies. With that in mind, the Startup Europe Partnership will store resources to help entrepreneurs grow into new markets and pick up new customers.»
This site will help you to apply for finance supported by the European Union. To access EU finance, click on your country to locate banks or venture capital funds that provide finance supported by the EU. Additionally, we're sharing with you some key documents presented at the recent SME Access to Finance Day in Dublin, Ireland about COSME Programme
, SMEs in Horizon 2020 Programme
and SME Instrument
Crowdfunding for Impact in Europe and the USA by Toniic & European Crowdfunding Network
Alternative finance intermediaries have been growing in size and impact in recent years in the UK as they attempt to provide much needed capital to individuals and businesses. The research presents the size and growth of alternative finance activities such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending in terms of amounts raised, ventures funded and individuals contributing funds.