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14th June 2024 - 0 comments

Five entrepreneurs pitch for investment at Dorset Business Angels June event

Investors at the recent Dorset Business Angels pitch event were presented with a diverse range of companies seeking angel investment to accelerate their business growth. The event, held last Monday evening, featured five pitches, with two companies generating interest from potential investors.

7th June 2024 - 0 comments

Overview of EBAN Congress 2024

The 2024 EBAN Annual Congress in Tallinn, co-organised with Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN), has been a rounding success, bringing together 600+ angel investors and entrepreneurs, 50+ startups from around Europe and beyond, and 800+ networking meetings taking place throughout the week! This year we have featured premier workshops, insightful keynote speeches, and celebrated our community's achievements.

7th June 2024 - 0 comments

Celebrating the 2024 EBAN award winners

During the EBAN Gala Awards Dinner, angels from across Europe celebrated those who have made the greatest impact within the community.

7th June 2024 - 0 comments

SWEBAN angel network launches

The creation of a new angel network, SWEBAN Network (formerly Nordic Angels) was formally announced at the recent EBAN Congress by EBAN board member, Christine Bjärkby.   Their ambition is to provide a home for Angel Investors within the region and to support the growth of existing/new business angel groups within the region. It has always been a challenge for angels to find corporations within the Sweden, therefor SWEBAN wants to be a light house for the community to grow in the country.

EBAN interviewed Christine Bjärkby at the event.

24th May 2024 - 0 comments

Down trajectory in EIS HMRC data hides regional growth

The record-breaking results of the 21/22 tax year were always going to be tough to trump in this year’s data. However, the figures for the tax year 22/23 indicate some green shoots of growth in key regions.

24th May 2024 - 0 comments

£8m angel fund boost for East Mids early stage companies

D2N2 LEP Chair Elizabeth Fagan launched D2N2 LEP’s Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds this week.

Speaking at the interactive panel session ‘Focus on the East Midlands, our Time is Now’, she said:

“I’m delighted to announce today that we are launching our Early Stage Angel Investment Fund here in Leeds at UKREiiF. The purpose of the Fund is to stimulate investment and growth in ‘early stage’ companies – those that have been trading between six and 24 months – that are based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham or Nottinghamshire (the D2N2 region).

24th May 2024 - 0 comments

Ada names 10 angels ready to invest in Danish startups

Ada Ventures has unveiled 10 new angel investors for its inaugural European angel investing programme in Denmark.


17th May 2024 - 0 comments

Two startups win funding at San Diego Angel Conference

San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC) at the University of San Diego (USD), a program in its sixth year that activates accredited angel investors and engages promising early-stage companies, has awarded two startups with angel funding for their potentially disruptive solutions.

Ecodrive took the top prize with $300,000*. Runner up Achieve Clinics was awarded $100,000* in funding.

17th May 2024 - 0 comments

Angel investment powers the circular economy

A syndicate of 15 female investors from Women Angels of Wales (WAW) is helping to improve recycling rates of single-use plastic with an equity investment in Deeside-based Polytag.  With the backing of Collateral Good and Knop Ventures, Polytag has now raised £2.85 million to help fund the growth of its unique, tag and trace barcode technology. The GS1 Digital Link QR Codes allow brand owners and retailers in the food and beverage sectors to track packaging from the time it’s labelled to the moment it’s scanned at recycling centres. Trials are already underway with Ocado, Co-op, Arla, Aldi and Biffa.

17th May 2024 - 0 comments

Investors to gather at the Angel Investor Summit on 6 June

The Angel Investor Summit hosted by South East Angels is set to take place in the vibrant city of Brighton on 6th June. Offering a unique platform for active angel investors and those intrigued about getting started with venture investing to come together and explore insights from some of the UK’s most prolific angel investors and innovators, the event has been curated to foster education and networking whilst emphasising a look into the future. 

3rd May 2024 - 0 comments

EstBAN invested €13.32m in startups in 2023

The Estonian Business Angel Network (EstBAN) has published its annual report for 2023, showing that members invested €13.32m into startup companies during the past year.

 

3rd May 2024 - 0 comments

FiBan report shows 30% fall in angel investments

The Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) reports a significant decline in angel investments in Finnish startups during 2023, with funding dropping from €37 million to €26 million compared to the previous year. This 30% decrease reflects the cautious stance adopted by investors amidst uncertain financial markets.

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