Join EBAN community in Moscow on October
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September 2013
Flash #92
European Early Stage Investors Winter University - API Accelerator Moscow

12th EBAN Winter University

2-3 October 2013  |  Moscow, Russia

Join EBAN community at its annual Winter University in Moscow on October 2nd and 3rd. With less than 4 weeks to go we invite you to visit the updated agenda and tick your preferred sessions.

While your kids might be right now getting back to school, we invite you to do the same in less than 4 weeks at EBAN's annual Winter University. Come and learn from some of Europe's most recognised experts and practitioners on early stage investment and contribute with your own ideas and experience. 

Some short links to help you with your participation:
- Winter University Agenda (3/Oct)
- BootCamp Detailed agenda (2/Oct)
- Registration (special fees for EBAN & NBAA members; special package for those willing to also attend the BootCamp)
- The Venue
- Plan your trip (Hotel & Visa)

Learn more about the Winter University and register on

How did Russia become an attractive investment destination 

"Not as long as a couple of years ago, Russia’s investment scene was considered as risky, often attributed with arguments of state’s monopoly, legal insecurities, corruption and overall unstable economic circumstances. Nowadays, foreign investment chances have dramatically changed for the better thanks to the growth of economy and government’s initiatives, enabling early stage capital to find its ways in Russia." Read full article here.

Together for the European Business Angels Week

EBAN is organising the first European week dedicated to angel investing. Our overall goals for the week are to:
- Increase the number of angel investors
- Skyrocket the €5b angel market to new investment records
- Bring investors and entrepreneurs together
- Invite different organisations to working closer with angel investors

We are inviting EBAN members and other organisations to set up debating sessions together with EBAN during the week of 18th-24th November to debate these goals and increase angel investment awareness across Europe and in different sectors. Would you like to learn more on how to collaborate download the information package or contact

Impact Investment Committee

Is your goal to make a difference in the world?
EBAN is seeking "impact" oriented investors and experts to join our working committee dedicated to increasing awareness and improving practices of investors operating or willing to operate in this people-planet-profit focused arena. Find more information about the committee here or contact the Secretariat.

In case you have skipped EBAN's White Paper on Impact Investing you can download it here.

Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Coordinator of the Impact Investment Committee

Guest post

The Opportunities Behind Angel Investments in Turkey
by Safak Herdem, HERDEM&Co.
«Turkey is projected to be regional destination with investment incentives and tax benefits. In parallel with these regulations, small businesses are expected to be in the spotlight of angel investors.»

Top Business Angel Trend: Crowd Recruiting
by David Drake
«In the U.K., angel investors are leveraging crowdfunding for the first time. This ultra-exclusive group of private investors is using crowdfunding to two ends: to pool its money with smaller investors, and to recruit and train new members.»

EBAN increases its reach to 35 countries worldwide

With a new member in Malaysia, EBAN is now represented through its network in 35 countries, 30 of each in Europe. EBAN's international reach is lead by it's willingness to support our members' countries obtaining more information about early stage investment and to directly support them in influencing their national and regional authorities in the adoption of investment friendly public policies. Moreover, EBAN is committed to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing between experienced investors and practitioners with new comers in this passionate but complex subject sector.

This month we welcome the new Associate member EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

EUMMCI, Malaysia (Gold Associated)
The EUMMCI is the largest bilateral Chamber in Malaysia with a membership reach of approximately 1.200 corporations (Corporate & Bilateral members). The Corporate & Bilateral members benefit from the EU network in the following areas:
- Mapping government policies and strategies, contributing to free trade negotiations and dialogues between Malaysia and the European Commission
- Publication of relevant and insightful business publications
- Providing support to international corporate and bilateral members for EU Project Desks 
- Linking both EU and Malaysia public and private sector to enhance engagement at all levels

EBAN is cooperating with EUMMCI in the international project "Enhancing Cooperation in Facilitating SME’s Access to Finance for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)". The collaboration aims at sharing EBAN's expertise with Malaysian SMEs. A first training session in Kuala Lumpur with EBAN coaches is currently being scheduled to October 4th-7th. Would you be interested to become involved in this project contact the Secretariat.

EBAN announces new media partnerships

EBAN is delighted to announce the partnership with four media partnersE.E.L. Events LtdAngelNews, Inventures and Campden Conferences partnered with EBAN to provide EBAN members with special rates, complementary seats at their events, news/ information sharing and other opportunities. For further information about these advantages check the EBAN news section and the calendar regularly or contact the Secretariat.

EBAN Partners' Updates

Gust creates new Youtube video channel
After collecting a series of useful videos targeted to angel investors and available on, Gust now creates the Youtube channel StartupFundingEDU to provide advice on "how to run your company and get your business funded" from the world's best angel investors and venture capitalists.

Zephyr: Q3’s early angel investment beneficiaries include online furniture retailer
«There had been a total of 10 European transactions involving angel investors, worth an aggregate deal value of EUR 22 million. Half of this amount is attributable to one deal»

      EBAN Partner
Gust - venture forward
EBAN Research Sponsor



FiBAN: Over 200 startups have received investor feedback since the beginning of 2013
FiBAN is glad to see the increased number of direct applications from entrepreneurs all around the Nordics in addition to introductions done by our members and partners.

EstBAN Angel Camp 2013: In order to build up the best exit, focus on supporting the founders to create value!
After the first full-day training event for its members in the beginning of June this year, EstBAN welcomed its members, supporters, startups and friends again  - this time in 1,5-days Angel Camp, which was held in Laulasmaa SPA & Resort.

Frank Peters interviews EBAN member and European Angel Investor of the Year Dusan Stojanovic and EstBAN's CEO Signe Viimsalu.

ACA (USA): Myths and Reflections of Angels from Around the World
John May and Wendee Wolfson reflect on the truth behind common assumptions about angel investing.


EBAN partner InVentures proposes:
4 Challenges for the Bulgarian StartUp Scene (by Thomas Higgins)

Angel and start-up funds investment drops 39% in Spain for the period January-August 2013 (source: Expansion)

The difference between founders and CEOs (source: SBR)

Early Stage Valuations 2006 - 2013 (US; The Founders Club)


StartUp Leaders: Launch Call to Action to Boost Internet-Driven Economic Growth Across Europe
A group of Europe’s most successful internet entrepreneurs today launched a manifesto to harness the growth of the tech sector and increase the number of successful start ups across Europe. The 22 point plan has been produced by The Startup Europe Leaders Club – an independent group of founders in the fields of tech entrepreneurship – which was tasked by Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, To sign the manifesto and learn more about this initiative follow the link.


Research Paper by Mustafa Seref Akin

EBAN Gold Members

Aktif Bank - EBAN Gold Member
HERDEM&Co. - EBAN Gold Member


EBAN represents the largest marketplace for entrepreneurs. By joining EBAN you support the leading European organisation focused in improving the investment conditions for early stage investors to reach its mission and goals. We offer a unique combination of ways to meet angel investors, combining our passion, expertise and networking within the sector.

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 non-investing Market Players

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

Renewed EBAN website's Members Area

EBAN’s Members (exclusive) Area in is now featuring a new presentation format in line with the remaining website. From here you can access some of the advantages of your membership. In the members area you can:
- Publish your events and news
- Share and download angel's market publications and resources 
- Obtain exclusive access to discounted rates and special member's promotions

Claim your access

Please note this is restricted to EBAN members. Would you like to benefit of this area please apply for membership.


Raising Business Angel Investment - European Booklet for Entrepreneurs by EBAN and HBAN

Raising Business Angel Investment - European Booklet for Entrepreneurs

Request your copy and share it with your community to increase the quality of your deal flow. EBAN members can distribute and translate the booklet in their own regions under standard conditions. Ask the Secretariat for more information.

Upcoming events from the EBAN community and partners

17 September
¿cómo presento mi Proyecto ante Inversores?
Vigo, Spain

17-18 September
Exits: Startups
San Francisco, USA
Special conditions for EBAN Members

17-20 September
The UK & Ireland Tech Tour
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland

18-21 September
19th International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprises (ICSME)
Durban, South Africa 

23-24 September
Tech Growth Summit
Berlin, Germany

24 September
Espoo, Finland

25-26 September
17th MedTech Investing Conference
London, United Kingdom
5 Complementary Passes for EBAN Members
40% Discount for Non-EBAN Members. More information at

26th September
6th Southeast Europe Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum
Zagreb, Croatia
Complementary Passes for EBAN Members
Discount for Non-EBAN Members. More information at

26th September
MoneyTalks: Fundraising & Matchmaking
Oulu, Finland

2nd October
FiBAN-Finnvera Screening
Helsinki, Finland

2-3 October
12th EBAN Winter University
Moscow, Russia

4-7 October
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

10-11 October
International Entrepreneurship Symposium & SBA Venture Academy d'Automne
Sophia Antipolis, France

17 October
MediaTech Investment Forum
Istanbul, Turkey

12-13 November
Cleantech Summit
Milan, Italy

18-24 November
European Business Angels Week

22nd November 
Foro de Inversión InnoBan
Vigo, Spain

26th November
VCT and EIS Investor Forum
London, United Kingdom

27-28 November 
4th CleanTech Investing Seminar
Lausanne, Switzerland 

European Early Stage Investors Atlas

Presence of EBAN team across Europe

Baybars Altuntas will speak on behalf of EBAN on the International Forum on Financial Systems in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ari Korhonen will participate as a speaker at AppCademy by AppCampus in Aalto University in Espoo, Finland.

Paulo Andrez will speak in the meeting "Society and Business Angels: a Partnership Made in Heaven?" hosted by the Digital Venture Capital Association in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Paulo Andrez will participate as a speaker at the "FIN-EN – Sharing Methodologies on Financial Engineering for Enterprises" meeting organised by Compete in Lisbon, Portugal.

Paulo Andrez will join the webinar "Challenges and opportunities in the Internet of Things sector" in the context of the EMMINVEST project.

Paulo Andrez will participate as a speaker in the Business Angels Kick-Off Workshop aimed at creating the Business Angel Network Ukraine in Kiev. This initiative is proposed by WorldBank's InfoDev and by EastLabs

Paulo Andrez and Ari Korhonen will participate as trainers in the IDEAS2INVEST Workshop in the context of the "Enhancing Cooperation in Facilitating SME’s Access to Finance for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)" project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Luis Galveias will speak at the COWIN Investment Place in Brussels, Belgium.


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