EBAN Publications

One of EBAN’s main activities is to do research on the early stage and business angel markets. Annually, EBAN publishes 3 different Compendia: The Statistics Compendium, which takes the pulse of the European early stage market in terms of investment activity, the Compendium of Co-Investment Funds and the Compendium of Fiscal Incentives, which map the tax schemes and investment funds available for angel investors throughout Europe. On top of this, EBAN works together with its members and partners such as the EU, OECD and AFME, on other research related publications and position papers.

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Statistics Compendium 2018 European Early Stage Market Statistics

EBAN Publishes its Annual Statistics Compendium - Reporting on the Activity of Business Angels and Business Angel Networks in Europe EBAN, the European Business Angels Network, is delighted to announce the publication of our Annual Statistics Compendium - Europe’s most extensive annual research on the activity of business angels and business angel networks. The Statistics Compendium provides information

Compendium of European Co-Investment Funds with Business Angels

The Co-Investment Compendium is intended to assist business angels, entrepreneurs and other readers interested in the early stage investment market and learning about different forms of collaboration between business angels and public authorities. The publication covers 29 different countries and includes 107 case studies on different co-investment funds. It also features chapters on the importance

2018 EBAN Compendium of Fiscal Incentives

Fiscal incentives have an important role in stimulating the activity of business angels and early stage equity investors in start-ups. They encourage private investors to diversify their portfolio towards unquoted (primarily equity) investments in high-growth, innovative companies. This can significantly increase the pool of private individuals ready to make an equity investment in a start-up.

AFME Report on Capital Markets Union (Second Edition)

AFME has published a new report tracking the progress to date of the European Commission’s flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through eight Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report, which EBAN contributed to, is entitled, ‘Capital Markets Union – Key Performance Indicators (Second Edition)‘, second publication that reviews developments in the CMU project and identifies what further work needs

Compendium of European Co-Investment Funds with Business Angels

This latest edition of EBAN’s Compendium of Co-investment Funds with Business Angels is intended to assist business angels, entrepreneurs and other readers interested in the early stage investment market and learning, first of all, about different forms of collaboration between business angels and public authorities. It provides information on one of the most important incentives

EBAN Activity Report June 2017 – June 2018

EBAN is pleased to present the latest edition of its annual Activity Report, detailing our activities and initiatives over the period of June 2017 – June 2018. The report includes updates on EBAN membership, research publications, EBAN Communities, EU projects, and partnerships, and more. Download the EBAN Activity Report June 2017 – June 2018 to

AFME Report on “Capital Markets Union KPIs: Measuring progress and planning for success” Edit

AFME has published a new report tracking the progress to date of the European Commission’s flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report, which EBAN contributed to, is entitled, ‘Capital Markets Union Key Performance Indicators: Measuring progress and planning for success‘, and is the first publication in what will be an annual series

2017 Annual EBAN Statistics Compendium

EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, is delighted to announce the EBAN 2017 Annual Statistics Compendium – Europe’s most extensive annual research on the activity of business angels and business angel networks. The Statistics Compendium provides information on the overall early stage market, on how business angel

2017 EBAN Compendium of Fiscal Incentives

EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players is proud to present the new edition of its much anticipated annual mapping of fiscal incentives available to business angels in Europe. This year, EBAN partnered again with BOFIDI to develop the annual publication. Fiscal incentives have an important role in stimulating the

Startup investment and ecosystems across Central and Eastern Europe

East-West Digital News has released a comprehensive research about startup investment and innovation across Central and Eastern Europe. The report contains a series of interviews with investors, entrepreneurs and experts, and fascinating insights about innovation ecosystems in 24 countries of the region. EBAN and CrunchBase have contributed fresh data about local business angel and VC

EBAN Report On Why Business Angels Do Not Invest

EBAN is pleased to present its latest research report focused on understanding the reasons why angel investors choose not to invest in early stage SMEs. The report, titled “Why Business Angels Do Not Invest”, is based on direct responses received from EBAN members and participants of our investor training workshops organized during the years of

EBAN 2016 Statistics Compendium

The EBAN 2016 Statistics Compendium is Europe’s most extensive annual research on the activity of business angels and business angel networks. It provides information on the overall early stage market, on how business angel networks operate and insights into their investment attitudes and demography. In 2016, the early stage investment market in Europe totaled 9.9 billion

EU Commission Study: Understanding the Nature and Impact of the business angels in Funding Research and Innovation

The investment of business angels in Research and Innovation (R&I) is a crucial complement to supporting start-up companies through national incentives to invest. It represents the most significant source of early stage equity investment in young and R&I firms, and angels invest throughout Europe. However, little is known about business angels and their investment behaviour

2016 EBAN Compendium of Fiscal Incentives

EBAN is proud to present the new edition of its much anticipated annual mapping of fiscal incentives available to business angels in Europe in 2016. EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players, joined efforts with BOFIDI this year to develop its annual publication. Fiscal incentives have

2016 EBAN Compendium of Co-investment Funds with Business Angels

This edition of EBAN’s Compendium of Co-investment Funds with Business Angels is intended to assist business angels, entrepreneurs and other readers interested in the early stage investment market and learning, first of all, about different forms of collaboration between business angels and public authorities. It provides information on one of the most important incentives to

The Shortage of Risk Capital Report

Industry calls for more action on risk capital for Europe’s high growth firms. AFME has published a new report examining the specific challenges associated with raising risk capital for small and mid-size high-growth companies in the European Union. The report aims to inform policymakers about the challenges facing Europe’s high growth companies in obtaining crucial

Fostering Business Angel Activities in Support of SME Growth

EBAN is proud to present the Guidebook on “Fostering Business Angel Activities in Support of SME Growth”. Written by EBAN for the European Commission as part of a series, this guidebook describes how business angel investments and co-investments can reach a critical mass across certain sectors, regions or countries. It discusses the various financial instruments

Investing in Private Companies – Insights for Business Angel Investors

This publication is the result of an agreement signed between EBAN and HBAN with the purpose of serving the organisations’ mutual goals of increasing the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in Europe, thus creating a better understanding of angel investment for potential new angel investors and entrepreneurs. This guide has been prepared to

Raising Business Angel Investment – European Booklet for Entrepreneurs

This publication is the result of an agreement signed between EBAN and HBAN with the purpose of serving the organisations’ mutual goals of increasing the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in Europe, thus creating a better understanding of angel investment for potential new angel investors and entrepreneurs. The current document is an adaptation