News from ESIL's network of angel investors across Europe:
The new association Investors Portugal was launched on Wednesday 6th of October 2021, as a result of the merger of the two Portuguese business angel groups: the National Federation of Business Angels (FNABA) and the Portuguese Association of Business Angel
The founder and CEO of Megadev, Robert Maroschik, says he is in a position to start offering angel investing
Despite all the difficulties that 2020 brought, Embry Tech managed to launch its first batch of Embry Smart Insoles. Now, they are open for seed investment to find product-market fit.
55% of Italian angel investors consider themselves to be ‘hybrid angels’ and the majority say they prioritise social impact
The "Golden Aurora 2019" prize for the best female business angel in Europe goes to Lurdes Gramaxo. The jury selected her as the winner, ahead of the two runners-up with equal points, Regina Llopis from Spain and Brigitte Baumann from Switzerland.
77% of Spanish Business Angels that invested in 2019 have invested again in 2020, according to AEBAN Business Angels report
Bio/Medtech remained the biggest investment sector, with IT being a close second. Transport and Mobility is the quickest rising investment sector
Published today, the British Business Bank’s UK Business Angels Market report 2020 reveals that angel investors across the UK are continuing to invest in early stage businesses and are optimistic about the future despite current economic uncertainty.
The InvestHorizon acceleration programme is hosting an e-pitch session featuring seven of the most promising European deeptech scale-ups in the Cleantech and Agritech sectors
This milestone once again proves BAN Vlaanderen’s indispensable role as a financing platform for young and start-up companies in Belgium.
An interview with Panayiotis Philimis, ESILangel for Cyprus and CEO of CyRIC, new Affiliate Member of Business Angels Europe
An interview with Sona Veziryan, Deputy Director of Business Angels Network Armenia.
The 2019 IBAN annual survey gives a snapshot of the growth of the Italian Business Angels market.
To dig you have to know how to excavate. It’s a little bit the same with start-ups.
Professional business angels warn that “start-up investment will diminish”, with the exception of opportunities that have “impact on issues caused by the virus”
This connection will give club investors the chance to meet the many Bulgarian start-ups based in London; as well as giving the diaspora the possibility to invest in Bulgaria
Growceanu Angel Investment is the first Business Angels group in Western Romania. As it happened in other countries such as Armenia and Malta, being part of the ESIL program has been key for this group of investors to take its first steps.
Angel investors and crowdfunders gathered in Brussels to discuss the lesson learned from ESIL: “The value of networking was invaluable,” they agreed
An ESIL event in Malta was instrumental in the creation of the Business Angel Malta network
On November 18 at the CaixaForum Auditorium in Madrid, the VIII National Business Angels Congress of AEBAN took place. Here are the four main outcomes of the session:
The ESIL Final Conference will be held on December 11 in Brussels. Join us to discuss the future outlook for early stage investors in Europe.
Brigitte Baumann and the ESILangel for Ukraine Olga Afanasyeva met with representatives of the government at the Angel Investing Day in Kyiv.
Luigi Amati, Brigitte Baumann and the ESILangel Greg Hovhannisyan were received by the Armenian president before the second Early Stage Investment Conference
Philippe Gluntz, Honorary President of Business Angels Europe, is working hard to help European startups catch up to those in the US and Asia
TeiaCare secured funding after participating in the ESIL online pitch event
Join us and come to the "smartest square km in Europe" to learn about angel investment and innovation
What can European investors learn from the UK angels?
The next ESIL pitch session will be held online on July 11th, from 5 to 6 PM CEST. Six European start-up are looking for funding. Is your country the right place for them to grow?
In 2017 the first Business Angel network in Armenia was established with the help of the Early Stage Investing Launchpad. “To be part of the ESIL community validated our credibility and make it easier to attract investors,” says the #ESILangel for Armenia
In Cyprus, the entrepreneurial ecosystem is brand new, and lessons learned from the EU-funded Early Stage Investing Launchpad (ESIL) programme are being used to inform government policy decisions for the common good.
The ESIL Study Visit to the UK will be held on 9-12 July, with a focus on how to create an effective Angel ecosystem
AEBAN’s annual report analyses the activity profile of Business Angels in Spain and their relationship with startups
Slovenian investor Mijana Perko entered the angel investing world because of ESIL.
Munich, one of the most important tech hubs in Europe, hosted an international event that connected 70 European start-ups with more than 100 private investors from all over the continent last Tuesday 21st May.
Join the ESIL e-pitch session on May 28 and meet French companies ready for the next round and looking to expand
Tax incentives for business angels and other private investors going into an investment cycle could redefine the innovation environment for start-up companies in Slovenia.
Five of the most inspiring social innovation companies in Europe are looking to expand. Is your country the right place for them to grow? Register now and meet them in the ESIL online pitch session
The #ESILangel Douja Gharbi does her part to support the entrepreneurs in her country
A training and information seminar on ‘Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?’ was held in Claremorris on the 6th of March.
The #ESILangel for Tunisia Douja Gharbi is hosting an Open Day on March 12
Join the #ESILangel for Ireland Ultan Faherty to discover opportunities for angel investors on the West of Ireland.
The ESIL programme for Poland was launched at the prestigious Impact Fintech ’18 event in Krakow
The second ESIL Study Visit will take place in Paris on 27-28 March 2019
The first ESIL study visit will take place in Milan on 4-5 March 2019
The President's administration signed a memorandum with the #ESILangel for Georgia
10 of 20 participants showed their interest in forming a Business Angels club in Croatia