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July 2014
Flash #102

EBAN releases Landmark Study on Measuring the Economic Impact of Angel Investments

EBAN, in collaboration with Lourdes Moreno from Deusto University and its associated angel network Crecer+, presented the output of the latest reasearch on angel investments' economic impact.

The research collected the impact of investment in 1661 businesses from 37 countries in Europe and concluded the following:

» Angel investment more than triples the number of jobs in the company over a 4-years period;
» Revenues generated grow on average 150%;
» Company assets increase by 157%;
» Companies in the ICT sector generate a positive EBITDA by the end of the 4-years period.

Learn more about this research.
 


EBAN Statistics Compendium


 
EBAN's latest statistics place angel investment as the major financier of ealry stages with €5,5 billions invested in 2013. While a summary compilation of data was previously shared in this newsletter, an extended version with further detail information is now available in the following link.
 

Launch of the Future Internet Business project
 


Connecting Future Internet Businesses With Early Stage Investors

EBAN is implementing from July 2014 the Future Internet Business project under the context of the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP). The FI Business will provide a standardised set of tailored services for developers, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs building applications and services on top of Future Internet technologies helping them to settle their business and enhance growth

The FI Business starts in the dawn of the 3rd phase of the FI-PPP to provide adequate business development, acceleration and investment support to all internet-innovation driven European SMEs. EBAN will play a critical role in this project, notably in the implementation of the Growth Track where coaching and investment forums will give SMEs the required preparation and access to early stage investors.

Stay tunned to know how can you participate in this project either as an investor, a coach or an entrepreneur. For additional info visit the following link.

 

EBAN names Dr. Jean-Noel Durvy as Senior Counselor, Special Projects

Dr. Jean-Noel Durvy will assume the newly created post of Senior Counselor, Special Projects in EBAN. Durvy is a specialist in innovation and European policies and will help EBAN with its goal of funding and helping grow European Start-Up Success Stories. "EBAN is looking forward to availing of Dr. Durvy’s great expertise in new projects going forward which will combine the power and energy of Europe’s private sector with the collaborative facilitation of the European Union” announced EBAN President Candace Johnson






Unavailable to travel to Ireland to receive the Early Stage Investor of the Year award on stage during the 14th EBAN Congress, Jari Ovaskainen (left) received the trophey from the EBAN Vice-President Ari Korhonen (center) and FiBAN's Chairman Riku Asikainen (right) in Helsinki in a lunch on June 16th.



In the context of the first meeting of the newly elected EBAN Board in Nice, France, the Board Members met at Skema Business School with Mr. Roman Shaykhutdinov, Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Senator Pierre Laffitte, Founder/ Honorary President of Sophia Antipolis and Dominique Fache, President of Sophia Antipolis.

EBAN welcomes 4 new members!

ClearlySo, United Kingdom [Network] exists to be a leader in the social entrepreneurship marketplace, helping entrepreneurs find the capital they need for growth and assisting socially minded investors to find attractive opportunities.

New Gen Angels, United Kingdom [Network] is a members-only investment Club for high liquid professionals and sophisticated angels, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, venture capital firms, family offices and angel networks with an interest in Africa.

Paragon Europe, Malta [Associate] is an outstanding innovator within the framework of business advisory and consultancy, financial management, EU funds and projects. With a broad network and esteemed partners all across Europe, Paragon exhibits excellence towards the implementation of strategies to strongly brand-up your company.

Panayiotis H. Ketikidis, Greece [Affiliate]
With over 25 years of experience in research funding, education and management, Professor Ketikidis has been listed in numerous science and engineering articles.
 

EBAN Members & Partners' News & Updates

Denmark Proposes Generous Tax Deduction for Startup Investors
The Danish government is planning to introduce new tax deductions to favour startup investors as a part of the 2020 plan.

EIG Invites You to an Online Pitch
Media Deaks, in the context of the European Investors Gate project invite all investors interested in ICT businesses to join their next e-pitch session on July 8th at 5pm CET.
 

ESTBAN Interviews Paulo Andrez on Angel Investing
Seasoned angel investor with a background as a serial entrepreneur, Paulo has created and funded several firms in areas like software, training, real estate and industrial resins.
 
LBA Fuels Growth of UK Economy
Since 2009, 200 technology firms have presented at LBA investor events, in which 84 received funding, being the failure rate just a 14.6 % up to date. 
Loyalis, a Belgrade-based startup, headlines his funding experience after raising investment from a local tech business accelerator and a Slovenian angel investor.
 
June has brought declines both in volume and value of angel investment in Europe. 19 transactions with an aggregate value of €22M have been signed off, which does not compare favourably with the 42 worth EUR 133 million announced in May.
 
What Happens When a Company is Acquired for Less Money than it Raised in Funding?
If a company has not taken in any outside financing at all, things are very simple, as there is a standardised typical payout order. But for a company with multiple rounds of equity and/or debt funding, things can rapidly get so complicated.
 
EARLY STAGE MARKET

Twente Attracts Best performing Investment Fund [€10M] for Technology Startups (source: MarketWatch.com)

New Early Stage Fund to Get Norway on Track (source: Articstartup.com)

Alternativa Launches its First Regional Stock Exchange (source: leprogres.fr)

New Russian Fund Plans to Invest up to $100M in P2P and Fintech Startups Across the World (source: Ewdn.com)

Successful Entrepreneurs Offer 5 Tips for Finding Elusive Startup Funding (source: Entrepreneur.com)


OPPORTUNITIES

New Eurostars-2 call now open
Eurostars provides funding for transnational innovation projects, the products of which are to be commercialised within two years. Deadline September 11, 2014.


11th UK Startup Awards
Entries for the 11th annual Startups Awards, in association with the UK’s largest business insurance broker Simply Business, are now open. Entries now open!

2014 Bank of Ireland Startup Awards
By celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, the Startup Awards seek to recognise and reward Ireland’s most dynamic Startup businesses. Deadline: August 17th. 


EUROPEAN UNION

EIBURS provides grants to university research centres working on research topics and themes of major interest to the Bank. Sponsorships, of up to €100,000 per year for a period of 3 years, are awarded through a competitive process to the interested parties.
 
European Commission logo
Call for expression of interest - Business coaches
The coaching support will focus on developing organizational capabilities to equip the beneficiaries with the necessary skills to ensure commercial growth based on the company’s SME Instrument project. Read the text of call for expression of interest before applying.
 
RESOURCES 
 
European Small Business Finance Outlook, June 2014
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets by looking at the main aspects of equity finance.

«We propose a framework in which public stakeholders can co-invest with different investors to increase the chances for the startup to raise funds across its subsequent developments stages. The participation of public funds for co-investment may be determinant in countries with an overall lack of private funds being invested in startups and particularly in those which are willing to trigger investments from a certain type of investors.»





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Upcoming Events from EBAN Community


7th July
Digital Venice 2014
Venice, Italy
With the participation of EBAN's President Candace Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

8th July
European Investor Gate's Online Potching Session 
online

6th August
FiBAN-Finnvera Investor Screening
Helsinki, Finland

7-9th September
Nordic Life Science Days 2014 in Stockholm | Redefining Early Stage Investments
Stockholm, Sweden

15-16th September
European Business Angels Forum
Istanbul, Turkey

13th November
Berlin Startup Tour
Berlin, Germany
Special Rates for EBAN's Members

17-18th November
EBAN Winter University
Helsinki, Finland

17-23rd November
European Business Angels Week

26th November
VCT & EIS Investor Forum 2014
London, United Kingdom
Complementary Passes for EBAN's Members & 15% Discount for our Community

 
Presence of EBAN Team Across Europe

Candace Johnson will participate in Digital Venice in the context of the Italian Presidency of the European Union on July 8th in Venice, Italy. 

Candace Johnson participated in the UKBAA Summit on July 1st in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
 
Paulo Andrez and Dimitris Tsigos participated in the Greek Presidency Conference: Growth Enhancing EU Financial Instruments for RDI on June 13th in Athens, Greece.

Candace Johnson and Paulo Andrez participated in the Greek Presidency Conference: Growth Enhancing EU Financial Instruments for RDI on June 12-13th in Athens, Greece.


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