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 euros, out of which 6.7 billion euros was invested by business angels, an increase of 8,2% from 2015!
EBAN’s Statistics Compendium is based not only on the information provided by European business angel networks, Federations of BANs, individual business angels and other validated early stage investors who responded to EBAN’s Survey, but also based on data published in Crunchbase, Zephyr (Bureau va Dijk) database, governmental BA co-investment funds and tax breaks reports, and national and regional research studies on angel investment.
This year’s edition of the Statistics Compendium also features data and information from the European Commission study “Understanding the Nature and Impact of the business angels in Funding Research and Innovation“, in which EBAN participated in as a partner organization together with Inova+, ZEW and Business Angels Europe. The Business Angels Funding study has been prepared for the European Commission, however it only reflects the views of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein. More information on the European Union is available on the internet (http://europa.eu).