ESIL Angel: Ana Coll

Bio at a glance

Anna Coll works in Management of Associations since 2008. She has been working for AEBAN for the past 9 years; during this period the Association has increased and consolidated as the Spanish Business Angels Central Association.

Works at

AEBAN is the Association of Business Angels networks in Spain. At present, AEBAN associates a total of 35 Business Angels networks with headquarters in 11 Autonomous Communities. These networks in turn associate close to 2,000 investors who in the last year mobilized resources worth € 40 million.

Early stage investing in Spain today:

  • Despite significant progress since 2008, access to finance remains below the EU average.
  • The Commisions 2017 SAB Fact Sheet reports that Spain had the worst entreprenurial performance within the EU.
  • Business ownership has fallen in recent years and is now below the 2008 level.
  • The percentage of adults intending to start a business within three years has been declining since 2012.
  • Successful entrepreneurs are perceived by the general public as having low low status.
  • Despite the apparent difficulties with entrepreneurship within Spain the OECD credits Spain as having the third most active European Angel market in Europe, after the UK and France, with many active networks.

My goals in Spain

  • Building capacity for more deals and for more follow-on investment.
  • Improve the percentage of women business Angels

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