EBAN and Gust, the global investor relations platform connecting high-growth entrepreneurs and active early-stage investors, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership establishing Gust as the recommended deal-flow management and investor relations platform for the financing of high-growth European startups.

The advantages established by the agreement translate into a broader awareness of Gust towards angel networks and federations, increased deal flow and investment data made available to the EBAN community and new services and special advantages for EBAN members.

Amongst other benefits, EBAN Members will benefit from: 
- Quarterly statistics on the global activity of BANs affiliated to EBAN registered with Gust; 
- Free access to Gust platform (criteria and special cases apply); 
- Enjoy free training provided by Gust at events and through scheduled conference calls.

Gust operates the global platform for sourcing and managing early-stage investments. It powers over 1,000 investment organizations in 75 countries and facilitates collaboration among more than 200,000 startups and 45,000 accredited investors. Gust is the official platform of the world’s leading national angel investor federations, including those in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal, Turkey and Russia, among others.
For more information about Gust, please visit:

www.gust.com ×

BDO is part of a strong international network with about 60,000 Partners and staff active in more than 140 countries.

BDO Belgium specialises in four areas: Audit & Assurance, Accounting & Reporting, Tax & Legal, and Special Advisory Services (Corporate Finance, Management Advisory & Interim Management). BDO equals high level expert advice. Availability, proximity, integrity, a pragmatic approach and our international network are our main strengths. In Belgium BDO has more than 500 Partners and staff spread over the whole country. We work from 9 offices located in Antwerp, Brussels (Airport), Brussels (Centre), Ghent, Hasselt, La Hulpe, Liège, Namur-Charleroi and Roeselare.

EBAN and BDO collaborate in the publication of annual reports on two of the most critical incentives stimulating business angel activity:

Amongst others, EBAN Members will benefit from:  
- Fiscal incentives (tax breaks);  
- Co-investment funds; 

For more information about BDO, please visit:

www.bdointernational.com ×

The Business Angel Network SouthEast Asia represents one of the largest business angel networks in the Far East, with connections to leading angel networks in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.

Since 2007, BANSEA Members have invested about $18 million in 79 startup companies.

Through this partnership, EBAN members will gain exposure to cross-border investments and angel development activities in Southeast Asia.

For more information about BANSEA, please visit:

www.bansea.org ×

The Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) is the official trade association and governing body for angel investors and angel clubs in Malaysia. It strives and aims to put forward the agenda of angel investing in an all-inclusive manner for the benefit of members, the angel ecosystem and start-ups.

Malaysian BAN and EBAN will commit to the mutual development of business angel activity in Europe and in Malaysia

For more information about Malaysian BAN, please visit:

www.mban.com.my ×

ZVCA - China’s Zhongguancun (Z-Park) Private Equity & Venture Capital Association - is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in China, with a strong focus on accelerating domestic and international deal activities.

Zhongguancun, or “Z-Park”, located in Beijing, is China’s biggest technology hub, concentrating 1/3 of venture capital investment in the whole country. It is commonly referred to as the Silicon Valley of China. ZVCA has nearly 1000 members from all over China, including Angels, VC Funds, PE Funds, Entrepreneurs, High-Worth-Individuals and Finance Professionals, with about 100bn RMB ($15bn) of assets under management.

Through this collaboration, EBAN members will have the opportunity to engage in cross-border cooperation with the world’s fastest growing economy.

For more information about ZVCA, please visit:

www.zvca.org ×

Innovo is a specialized service platform that manages applied scientific projects, innovations and high tech businesses adding value to knowledge and research. The Accelerator is part of the Innovo center, founded in 2005 by the Univerity of Santiago de Chile.

This cooperation between EBAN and Innovo will facilitate cross-continental collaboration between Europe and Chile, the innovation hub of Latin America.

For more information about Innovo, please visit:

www.innovo.cl ×

Gavea Angels is a non-profit organization involved in the growth and development of startups in the Rio de Janeiro region of Brazil.

EBAN members will gain exposure to the Brazilian early stage investment eco-system and benefit from cross-border investment activity.

For more information about Gavea Angels, please visit:

www.gaveaangels.org.br ×

KIC-Europe was established in November 2013 as the first Research & Innovation Centre in Brussels, to make an integrated cooperation organization to collect and distribute relevant information and to build up networks in research and innovation between Korea and the EU.

Our EBAN members will benefit from:
- Policy development between Korea and the EU
- Establishment of an R&D cooperation platform
- Innovation cooperation for SMEs, enterprises, etc.

For more information about KIC Europe, please visit:

www.kiceurope.eu ×

NACO incorporated as a non-profit in 2002 to promote and help create a vibrant Angel community in Canada by providing Angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn from their peers.

With more than 2,000 angel investors providing support to early-stage companies across Canada, EBAN members will be making meaningful connections across borders, sectors and asset classes.

For more information about NACO, please visit:

www.nacocanada.com ×

The Australian Association of Angel Investors was formed in 2007 to drive the growth, success and sustainability of angel investing as a professional practice of private capital in Australia. With 1$ Billion invested in emerging businesses across the 615 affiliated angel groups, this community offers a significant network of potential introductions to international markets across every business sector.

EBAN members will benefit from cross-continental business development and investment activity in Australia.

For more information about AAAI, please visit:

www.aaai.net.au ×

The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures. ACA provides professional development, industry voice, public policy advocacy and an array of benefits and resources  to its membership of more than 200 angel groups and platforms and more than 12,000 individual accredited investors.

This cooperation between EBAN and ACA will allow our members to engage in cross-border investments with the United States.

For more information about ACA US, please visit:

www.angelcapitalassociation.org ×

As part of the Innovation Initiative announced by HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed a new pan Arab initiative is created; Middle East Business Angel Network (MBAN) modelled on the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) with the purpose of bringing together all stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem, including limited partners; venture capital, seed, and angel investors; incubators; legal, accounting, and support functions; as well as the entrepreneurs

This collaboration between EBAN and MBAN will inspire, facilitate and enable national, regional and international cross-border early stage investment eco-system between the Middle East North Africa and Europe

For more information about MBAN, please visit:

www.m-ban.org ×

The African Business Angels Network (ABAN) is a pan-African network created in 2014 by existing African networks including : the Lagos Angels Network (LAN), Cameroon Angel Network (CAN), Cairo Angels, Ghana Angel Network (GAIN), Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) and Silicon Cape, and with support from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).

EBAN members will be benefit from national, regional and international cross-border early stage investment eco-system between Africa and Europe

For more information about ABAN, please visit:

www.africaban.org ×

The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. Founded in 2011 as an interest group, it formally incorporated as an international not-for-profit organization in Brussels, Belgium in 2013.

Through this partnership, EBAN members will benefit from the exchange of professional standards, receive high quality industry research and maintain a dialogue with public institutions and stakeholders as well as the media at European, international and national levels.

For more information about ECN, please visit:

www.eurocrowd.org ×

EBN is a network of around 150 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. EBN is also a community of professionals whose day-to-day work helps these businesses to grow in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way.

Through this cooperation, EBAN members will be in touch with one of the world’s leading business innovation center networks.

For more information about EBN, please visit:

www.ebn.be ×

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provide technical expertise and business-development support.

Cooperation with ESA will allow EBAN members to implement innovative ideas and be a step closer to space.

For more information about ESA, please visit:

www.esa.int ×