Gaia Capital Partners in Paris rebrands as Revaia, closes first €250M growth fund

Article written by Mike Butcher for TechCrunch Paris-based VC fund Gaia Capital Partners has change its name to Revaia and announced the final closing of its first growth fund, at

Register to the SpaceUp Final Event Conference

On October 5th from 1:00pm CET to 19:30pm CET The conference will present the main project results to the wider public. The visibility of the 60 start-ups which participated in

GALACTICA launches 8 Learning expeditions to foster cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors to be held along October & November.

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Call for startups: BlueInvest Readiness Assistance

The final, 8th Cycle of BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is now open for applications. The Application window closes on Friday, 30 July 2021. As this cycle will be that very last cycle

Join the 3rd e-Pitch session of the Tunisian community INVEST’I on EuroQuity

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CorkBIC – Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2021 Entrepreneur Experience!

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GALACTICA first call for proposals Results

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Space Academy Europe Virtually Unites Space Tech Entrepreneurs from Across Europe

Space Academy Europe, our fifth Space Academy, took place on the 16-18th June 2021 organized by EBAN – European Business Angel Network. The Space Academy was fully embedded into the

“I want to close my €3 M round by the end of the month.”

Let us come down from Bubble Gum land and take a proper look at how things are really done in Europe when raising early-stage equity. I am regularly astounded by

EBAN participated to 4YFN

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Ask an Angel Online Mentoring Program

Ask an Angel is a one to one mentoring program for founders and angel investors. Founders are matched with a business angel based on their industry and challenges. Mentor and

Danish Business Angels members invest DKK 1 million every day in Danish start-ups – all year round.

          Danish Business Angels (DanBAN) and its members have made hundreds of investments in both Danish and foreign start-ups. The latest figures from the annual member

Members of the InvestEU Investment Committee: Call for Applications Now Open

The Commission is seeking 12 external experts for the role of members of the InvestEU Investment Committee. Applications are open until 7 May 2021. This is a part time role

PsycReality: an astonishing start-up using virtual reality to treat mental illness!

According to the World Health, one in 10 people suffer from some form of social anxiety. 60-70 percent of the patients visit clinics due to anxiety issues and about 40%

Exploring DanBAN’s Success during the Pandemic with Jesper Jarlbaek

EBAN sat down with Jesper Jarlbaek, EBAN Treasurer and Chairman of DanBAN, to learn more about the networks incredible success despite the last years collective struggle.   In many parts of

Public & Private investment in Blockchain: Quadruple Helix approach to Decentralization – Are you Decentralizing Yet ?

Distributed Ledger Technologies could provide the underpinnings for future growth and resilience across industries and sectors. The stimulus package allocated for post-pandemic recovery represents an unparalleled opportunity to achieve a

“Why the Social Market Economy Succeeds” by Lars P. Feld, Peter Jungen, and Ludger Schuknecht

COLOGNE – The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified ongoing debates about the future of capitalism and the economic framework best suited to meet the post-pandemic world’s long-term needs. Developed economies will,

Galactica’s First Newsletter is now Published!

The GALACTICA project, launched in September 2020, aims to bring Europe to the forefront of the textile and aerospace sectors. This project consists of a cross-regional partnership across eight EU

Angel Investor Survey – Baltic Tech Ventures

Baltic Tech Ventures (BTV) is inviting you to join this two minute survey of angel investors to weigh in on the first annual report about investing in the Baltic region. All participants will

New EBAN Member FASE Introduces New Initiative Impact Fire Talks

Join FASE by the fire, kindle the flame of curiosity, enjoy a very unique online event – and even have a blind “date” – Impact Fire Talks are here for

Showcase your company at the EU-India Pitching Session: EU Startups

Startups, apply now to pitch at the Europe-India VC Connect Program Pitching Session! EBAN has partnered with Delegation of the European Union to India, Particip, Global Business Inroads (GBI) and Enterprise Europe Network to connect European start-ups

Find out about the recent Launch of InvestEU, a New European Commission Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has launched the InvestEU Program, which is uniquely suited to provide long-term funding to companies and to support Union policies in a recovery from

European Commission Introduces the Start-up Nations Standard of Excellence

Start-ups and scaleups success is currently more crucial than ever. As Europe emerges from a difficult period, the economy and society’s recovery are essential. Start-ups play a role in this

Guest Editorial Series: Charles Sidman and ECS Capital Partners

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Discover ACA 2021: The Summit of Angel Investing

Clear your calendars – the Angel Capital Association is bringing  successful angels together to share insights and perspectives on thriving in a post-COVID world. The all-star lineup of speakers will kick off

Calling All Startups: Sign up now to Pitch at EBAN’s 2021 Congress!

Startups, apply now to the 2021 Annual Congress taking place online on June 16-18: virtually join hundreds of investors and corporates – make connections, learn from experts and pitch in front of the world’s

Discover the European Innovation Council: Europe’s Most Ambitious Innovation Initiative

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Call for space-tech companies for the Space Academy Europe!

  The next Space Academy - an intensive two-day event designed to help space-tech companies scale up - will be held online on 16th-18th June 2021 in collaboration with the

EU Prize for Women Innovators: Apply Now!

The opportunities created by novel technologies and disruptive innovations promise to deliver the fair and sustainable recovery Europe needs. But Europe risks missing out on these opportunities if half its

Galactica Pioneer Acceleration Projects: Call for Proposals!

GALACTICA project will launch its 1st Open Call for Proposals on 16th March 2021 with €1.2 million of funding available, to attract and support the best cross-sectoral projects in the

AAIA x AWS present the Angel Investing Report 2020

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Invitation to suggest your best portfolio companies for the EuroQuity – EBAN Scaleup of the Month!

EBAN is partnering with EuroQuity, a match-making platform managed by Bpifrance, for the next edition of the Scaleup of the Month Webinar series, providing startup businesses and private investors across Europe

Calling All LeadHER Investors: Sign up to Network with other Women Business Angels!

Happy International Woman’s Day! At the European Business Angel Network, we believe in promoting gender equality in all sectors across Europe and beyond. We have chosen this day as an

EIF Venture Capital, Private Equity Mid-Market & Business Angels Surveys 2020: Market sentiment, COVID-19 impact, Policy measures

2020 was an unprecedented and remarkable year, and also a year with high uncertainty and increased information needs. The EIF VC Survey, the EIF Private Equity Mid-Market Survey, and the EIF Business Angels

MyGames, EBAN Member EstBAN’s portfolio companies, raises €100K for its ‘self-service’ booking platform for racket sports

  Estonia-based sportstech startup MyGames , who has been invested in by EBAN Member EstBAN, has announced raising around €100K pre-seed funding which it will use to build up its solutions

Cybersecurity Made In Europe: A new marketing tool for European cybersecurity companies

Cybersecurity Made in Europe is an industry -driven marketing tool, designed to promote European cybersecurity companies and increase their visibility on the European and on the global market. The lack

Business Angels of Slovenia Welcomes New President Nina Dremelj

Congratulations to Branko Drobnak, who is stepping down after his successful 10-year long presidency  at the Business Angels of Slovenia network. Members unanimously elected candidate Nina Dremelj to become the

Celebrating exits – Whiteboard acquired by Kahoot

Kahoot announced the acquisition of, an online whiteboard tool for teachers and classrooms that helps engage students both in the physical classroom and through remote learning.’s exit marks

Five pieces of advice for first-time founders from New Nordic Leads Mentors

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StartupYard Launches Remote Lab

StartupYard is inviting all the Deep-Tech founders looking to raise up to €1m to apply for StartupYard Remote Lab. The organization has been accelerating startups since 2011 by giving them

Discover Bambucorn: an Innovative Crowdfunding Platform for Angel Investors

Bambucorn is a regulated equity crowdfunding marketplace for investments in private securities enabling early-stage ventures raise equity financing by issuing tokenized securities through the platform. The reason for Bambucon’s creation

Angel Santé powers New EIT Health Investor Network

Are you a European healthcare company raising a Seed, Bridge or Series A round of more than 500 K€  ? The EIT Health Investor Network, powered by Angels Santé, can help you

Why we all need to Become Early-Stage Tech Investors to Remain Relevant

Written by Ian Sosso, Founder & Managing Partner Monte Carlo Capital “Building direct exposure to early-stage start-ups is not only a profitable strategy but is vital for the long term

Startup Includer: The future of angel investing

Angel Investing is getting increasingly more attractive to the next generation of high-net-worth individuals who have often earned their wealth by being entrepreneurs and understand the way early-stage scene works.

Venture Centre of Excellence launches call for VCs to join

The European Investment Fund (EIF) has published a call for expressions of interest from venture capital funds who want to cooperate with the Venture Centre of Excellence (VCoE), a partnership

Call for startups for the Startup World Cup

With support of AustrianStartups, aaia brings the Startup World Cup, hosted by Pegasus Tech Ventures, to Austria as part of the ViennaUp’21 in May 2021! After three digital pre-selection-events and the

Call for Startups: Grow F – Female Founders Accelerator

Do you run a highly innovative and scalable startup and want to raise investment? Female Founders is offering a three month online accelerator program for female-led ventures. If you want

HBAN Angels invested €14m in 2020, despite the pandemic turbulence

HBAN,  the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland has announced that despite the pandemic-induced

Inspiralia Group – Funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects

There are 100 million euros available for small-scale projects from the Innovation Fund launched by the INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) at the beginning of December. If you have a

Space Investor Forum with ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg

Join EBAN and ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg in this Space Investor Forum, which will be opened by an inspiring round table with space-tech investors sharing their insights on the

AEBAN Celebrates their Most Engaged Investors: Apply now!

AEBAN, the Spanish Association for Business Angels, has extended it’s Award Categories this year. Networks all through Europe can now enter with the chance to win Network with Best Deal

Take a look at Horizon Europe’s impact in the next wave of innovation (2021- 2027)

Horizon Europe, the European Union’s next research & innovation investment programme replacing Horizon 2020, has exciting things in store for the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The programme will have a budget of

DanBAN’s Co-Investment Fund Registration Application Approved

DanBAN has great news! FT, The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved the registration application for DanBAN’s AIF fund, called DanBAN Co-investment Fund I K/S. The 5mill € fund, which

Baltic Tech Ventures: Success through Innovation in the Baltic Region

As we enter the New Year and start looking ahead towards 2021 and beyond, EBAN is looking to expand more than ever, welcoming new members to our community. Baltic Technology

Apply for CobinAngels Business Angel of the Year Award

The Business Angel of the Year Award (BAY), occurring on February 15th 2021, recognizes the most outstanding, engaged, and active private investors who play a significant role in supporting the startup

Live e-Courses on European Research and on EU Funds Offered via my Academy

Become certified by joining the Funding Expert Academy. Created by Nikolaos Floratos, EU funds and research expert, the academy is a platform to master these complex topics in an effective, quick and

Fostering Investments in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Europe 

Empirical research led by the European Investment Fund shows that America is currently dominating the AI market. Europe, on the other hand, seems to be lagging behind global markets. The

EU-Israel Investment & Innovation Online Workshop: Bridging European & Israeli Business

With the aim of promoting cooperation between EU and Israeli businesses, EEAS invites you to take part in a special webinar that will be held on January 25th, and will

Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund: Applications Now Open!

The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund, which opened for applications on 11 January 2021, is a 20 million EUR grant scheme to help EU SMEs protect their intellectual property (IP). Co-funded

DLT4ALL Learning Course – Decentralization Goes Mainstream!

A new course about Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies is available online for students, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators partners. The course is powered by DLT4All, an Erasmus+ project dedicated to

Sciety: Latest life science and health tech trends from Sweden

Life science is one of Sweden’s most important sectors and a growing market both in Sweden and globally. Interest in investing in the life sciences is strong and in recent

50 Startups with the most potential in Catalonia

ACCIÓ-Catalonia Trade & Investment, Catalonia and Barcelona’s main Investment Forum, virtually celebrated its 25th anniversary on November 6th, 2020. It also published the 2020 Investment Forum Catalogue of Companies which includes

Rising Up in Spain 2020: Call for Startups

Interested in implementing your entrepreneurial project in Spain? Rising Up in Spain is a program created by ICEX to attract foreign talent. They support foreign startups setting up in Spain

Registration Open for the First GALACTICA Hackathon with 50K€ in Prizes

GALACTICA project, which aims to foster the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU, announced today the registration opening for

Networking to Global Recognition

The success of a growth company or its international breakthrough is rarely a coincidence. There are often tenacious years of development work in the background, as well as countless negotiations

Elemendar Secures Investment from Newable Ventures

Originally published by Newable Ventures Newable Ventures are, as lead investors, delighted to announce the successful deployment of a £680,000 investment in cyber security start-up Elemendar. Newable Venture’s investment in

EBAN Impact Investing Report

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AgTech Deep Dive Workshop Recap

On December 2nd 2020, EBAN hosted a round table to discuss and brainstorm how to design a compelling learning module about Financial Innovation in Agri-food systems. The workshop falls in

Angel Networks in Emerging Markets: A Guide for Development Institutions

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic development – when new businesses launch and grow, they create jobs, address customer needs through market-based solutions, and drive demand for other products

Prestigious Silicon Valley VC firm looks to Europe for start-up success stories.

Published by CNBC on  Thursday, Nov. 26 2020 6:55 AM EST. LONDON – Sequoia Capital, one of the best-known venture capital firms on Menlo Park’s Sand Hill Road in Silicon

Bangladesh Angels and EBAN Announce Partnership

[Dhaka, Bangladesh and Brussels, Belgium] – Bangladesh Angels Network (BAN), the pioneering angel investment network in the country, and the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), the pan-European representative for the

Newable Ventures and Bristol Private Equity Club secure £10m commitment from British Business Investments

  The £10m commitment from British Business Investments’ Regional Angels Programme will be invested by Newable Ventures, in partnership with BPEC, to deliver around £25m of new funding. The commitment will be

Ask An Angel: a new programme launched by THE NEXT SOCIETY!

As a partner of the EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY, EBAN has launched Ask an Angel, a brand-new virtual mentoring program for start-up entrepreneurs based in the MENA region. The

African Angel Academy: You can be an angel investor!

Successful professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders have the potential to create significant impact and personal wealth by investing their time, money and expertise in talented local entrepreneurs. To promote a

Rinne & Partners joins EBAN to help EBAN community portfolio companies enter new markets.

  Rinne&Partners, a consultancy that grows companies by improving new market entry success, has recently joined EBAN as a member. They have been actively helping numerous companies to open new

WHAM: Wharton Alumni Mentors for Startups

Helping the builders of a new world: A multi-country initiative embedded within local Wharton Alumni associations !  Startups provide solutions to new challenges and contribute to the rapid and profound

Agtech7 Deep Dive Workshop

EBAN is pleased to welcome you to an invitation only round table about Financial innovation for the Agri-food Sector, due to take place online on Wednesday 2nd December at 15:00 – 16:30 CET.  The workshop

Virtual 2020 EAIS Summit and New Board Chart Path for Growth Post COVID-19

  EBAN Elects new Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 Term A newly elected Board, voted in during a General Assembly on October 28th for the 2020-2022 term has brought

BigBooster Lebanon: Call for Mentors

Join THE NEXT SOCIETY pool of coaches and take part in BigBooster Lebanon! Berytech is organising the Business Innovation Week 2020, a disruptive event designed to bring together entrepreneurs, mentors, industry

Descartes Incubator launches international Aggregator 2020 molecular start-up competition.

In partnership with Technoport from Luxembourg, Atal Incubation Centre-Aartech, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park & SRIX (SR Innovation Exchange) from India, as well as Innovus & Africa, and Orange, Descartes Incubator are organizing

Galactica Project starts with the goal to support textile and aerospace innovations.

GALACTICA – “Smart Industrial innovation as enabler to drive new value chains for textiles and aerospace”, has officially started with its kick-off meeting held virtually on September 28th and 29th

London School of Economics Survey on Startup Risk Mitigation

EBAN is pleased to invite its community to fill out a survey by the London School of Economics on the impact of startup risk. The survey will measure the effects that risk

MED Angels, your gateway to high potential Mediterranean markets

An interview with Tarek El Kady, founder of MED Angels, the business angel network that connects Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: Watch the full video interview on YouTube

Angels Santé: Taking Healthcare Deals Cross-border

Healthcare investment is a hot topic for Angels and Venture funds alike. Though European healthcare markets are fragmented, it is a universal issue that more patient-centric and affordable healthcare solutions

Space Now Virtual Investor Forums with ESA 2020

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EUIPO and EBAN sign an agreement to empower SMEs

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8 Reasons Why You Should Move Your Startup to Cork

(originally posted on In a post-COVID recession, new global startup ecosystems are going to be vital to boosting the economy. Founders and entrepreneurs who are looking to relocate their

Latitude59 and Estonian Business Angels Network Pitching Competition winners got €400K investment.

Estonia’s flagship startup and tech conference Latitude59 and Estonian Business Angels Network awarded Adact and ATOM Mobility as the best early-stage companies and both received an investment of €200,000. Latitude59

Investing From Home: the COVID-19 Impact on Venture Funding

Crunchbase has published a report talking about the impact of Covid-19 to venture funding. The report suggests that the Covid-19 impact in Europe has been felt as the continent recorded

Ideas Powered for Business by EUIPO

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently launched a service to facilitate free, personalised advice by intellectual property (IP) experts from private law firms. EUIPO invites all SMEs

The Aggregator 2020: The Matchmaking Competition between Europe, Africa and India

It’s time for The Aggregator 2020, an International Start-up vs Covid-19 Matchmaking Competition between Europe, Africa and India! Inspired by the molecular start-up concept, this competition is designed to identify,

Become a Mentor for THE NEXT SOCIETY Ask an Angel Program!

As a partner of the EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY, EBAN is launching Ask an Angel, a brand new virtual mentoring program, for startup entrepreneurs based in the MENA region.

When Venture Building and Angel Investing Meet – Scaling Up European Startups in the US

Ian Sosso, EBAN Board Member and Founder and Managing Partner at Monte Carlo Capital (MCC), discusses the challenges of scaling in the US for European startups and solutions to facilitate

Call for External Evaluator for the AgTech7 Project – Apply by July 30th!

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Call for space-tech companies for the Space Academy in Rome!

The next Space Academy - an intensive two-day event designed to help space-tech companies scale up - will be held on 9th-11th December 2020 in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with

EIB Board approves €25 billion Pan-European Guarantee Fund in response to COVID-19 crisis

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has on 26 May agreed on the structure and business model of the new Pan-European Guarantee Fund to tackle the

European business and innovation organisations and investors call for a pivotal role of innovative startups, SMEs and their contributors in EU recovery

On 27 May 2020, the coherent ‘’Recovery Plan for Europe’’ of the European Commission proposed, together with the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the ambitious answer Europe needs to recover from

Re-Inventing the Future with the International Venture Academy 2020

International Venture Academy 2020 is a journey between EBAN members, Sophia Business Angels Network, Business Jyväskylä and Finnish Business Angels Network, who are targeting cross-border investments in innovative scale ups in preventive healthcare

Establishing the Community of Greek Business Angels

by Maria Hala, May 26th, 2020 After two and a half months of social distancing and an almost complete shutdown of the local economy, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Greece

Space Live Talks 2020

COVID-19 is demonstrating how dependent the world has become on remote connectivity, communication and other space applications. The current crisis is accelerating transformation of the world economy to a new

EBAN Partners with MtB, ICC and WCF for the 2020 Global Corporate Startup Stars Awards

    EBAN Partners with MtB, ICC and WCF for the 2020 Global Corporate Startup Stars Awards EBAN is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Mind the Bridge (MtB),  the International

Inviting Startups & Scale-ups to pitch at the Changing Worlds Webinar – June 11th at 14:00 CEST

  EBAN, CorkBIC and the European Investment Project Portal and key partners Cork City Council, Cork County Council and EY are pleased to invite you to the Changing Worlds Online Webinar, an afternoon event on Thursday

MedAngels sets off to boost startups in North Africa

Alexandria. Med-Angels, the first Mediterranean-wide network of angel networks, has just announced a new partnership with Hivos that will facilitate the injection of up to €500,000 into North African startups across

Join Mondays for Innovation – EBAN and EBN Team up to Showcase COVID-19 Solutions

EBAN is pleased to announce that we are launching a new e-pitching collaboration with EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network), titled "Mondays for Innovation". This initiative will serve to bring together


Agile startups, together with investors, can play a major role in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s shared “to-do-list” adopted by the UN. Therefore, more visible yet

DLT4ALL journey into exploring and explaining Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology keeps going

  DLT4ALL journey into exploring and explaining Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology keeps going. Started in January 2018, DLT4ALL wishes to address the gaps of European entrepreneurs, students, angel-investors and


     1ST ANNUAL EUROPEAN IMPACT INVESTING SURVEY 2020 #EIIS2020   EBAN (The European Business Angels Network), through the EBAN Impact Investing Committee, is now inviting Investors to participate in the 1st

EBAN Cork 2020 Annual Congress POSTPONED to 2021

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ACCESS.SPACE Alliance calls for extraordinary measures to support the small satellite sector and counteract Covid-19 crisis London, UK, 24 March 2020 – In view of these difficult times when the Coronavirus

Join Our Living Room Talks on Angel Investing – Take Advantage of EBAN’s Online Activities

We are working hard to offer you more and more online webinars on angel investing and entrepreneurship, in a series we're calling "Living Room Talks" - as all of us

EBAN President and Board on How to Manage the COVID-19 Crisis

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Women at the Helm of Angel Investing

As we celebrate women all over the world in the month of March, we at EBAN would like to highlight the amazing women business angel network managers that lead the

Call for Startups for the EBAN Cork 2020 Congress is Now Open – Apply to Pitch on June 10th-12th

Call for Startups for the EBAN Cork 2020 Congress is Now Open – Apply to Pitch on June 10th-12th EBAN is pleased to invite all eligible startups to join hundreds of

Notice regarding the COVID-19 Virus

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, EBAN is working to align with the recommended health and safety measures, while still continuing to connect, represent, serve and inform the European early

Call to the EU and Member States to Provide Liquidity in Support of Startups and Innovators

EBAN, the trade association representing business angels, seed funds and early stage market players in Europe, expresses its worries and concerns on the effects that the current COVID-19 virus crisis

Leverage Your Startup Investment with the European Innovation Council (EIC)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator is the EU’s largest ever initiative to help scale startups, with up to €3 billion of funding to be deployed until the end of 2020, and a €10

Eleven Capital Officially Announces Upcoming IPO and Publishes Prospectus. Here’s What We Learn From It

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Incentivizing Deal Leading – Lead Investor Compensation

Leading an investor syndicate requires a lot of work and expertise. And quite often the syndicates are struggling to find a volunteer to take the lead. One of the ways

African Angel Academy

Introducing the African Angel Academy – Applications now open for Pilot Program! Angel Investors are increasingly making a difference to the global start-up scene by helping promising entrepreneurs start and

CBO Consulting has supported Terabee’s €5m funding in EU Grant and Debt

CBO Consulting supports digital ventures in their strategy and funding, helping them find the right funding sources at the right time. The company covers digital technologies: IoT, VR/AR, Satellite, AI,

EBAN Space Turns 3 with More than €30 Million Mobilized in New Space Investment

EBAN is pleased to celebrate 3 years of one of its oldest Communities – EBAN Space – launched in December 2016 to promote and advance Europe’s ecosystem for entrepreneurship, innovation, and investing

State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice, written by (GIIN)

The second edition of the State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice, written by Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), reflects the increased sophistication and maturation of impact measurement and management (IMM)

Nordic Angel Program syndicates – a Significant impact to the New Nordic ecosystem

Nordic Angel Program syndicates create significant impact to the New Nordic ecosystem by investing 3 million euros in 21 startups In the past 24 months, Nordic Angel Program has accelerated the number

Fabrice Testa Succeeds Anthony Clarke as New EBAN Space Chairman

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Business Angels Malta Launch – a Great Step for the Mediterranean Country

From left: Johan Zammit, BAM Vice President, Jacopo Losso, EBAN Director of Secretariat, Angelo Dalli, BAM President Malta has one of the EU’s fastest growing economies, with an increasing number

EAIS Brings the Entrepreneurial Mindset to the Heart of the EU

On 25-26 November, 300 business angels, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers came together in Brussels for the first edition of the European Angel Investment Summit, an event that emphasized the potential in collaboration

Cork to host prestigious European Business Angels Network Annual Congress

Global event will attract local, national and international business leaders, VCs, entrepreneurs and start-ups to Cork in June 2020 Brussels 26 Nov 2019 – Cork has been selected as the

Years of intense collaboration between BAN Vlaanderen’s Harry De Smedt and Ad Ultima result in successful outcome

Experienced Business Angel completes his task and leaves behind a company that is now ready to look for new horizons Entrepreneur Harry De Smedt has fulfilled his role as a

Join us at the European Angel Investment Summit

Announcing EAIS Agenda, Confirmed Speakers, Startups Pitching and More! We are happy to announce that the agenda for the European Angel Investment Summit has been released! Join us on November 25th-26th in Brussels and

CRANE celebrates 11 years of investing

Croatian Business Angels Network (CRANE) commemorated its first eleven years of investing in start-ups with a celebration dinner at Westin Hotel, Zagreb. CRANE members have invested more than 40 million

Press release: 19 Start-ups and 6 BSOs at the TNS Investment Academy in Barcelona

As the lack of access to finance remains the main obstacle for innovative companies in the MENA region, THE NEXT SOCIETY, through EBAN and BANC, introduced the 1st Investment Academy,

Invitation to Sophia Antipolis 50th Anniversary Reception

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Sophia Antipolis and the Sophia BEARTHDAYS and in cooperation with the Fondation Sophia Antipolis and Sophia Metropole Mag EBAN, the European Business

Last Day to Apply to pitch and for Early Bird Prices at EAIS 2019

Today, 30th September, is the last day to apply to become one of the companies selected to pitch at EBAN's 2019 European Angel Investment Summit on November 25th-26th in Brussels. Join hundreds of investors and corporates

Call for Startups at EAIS 2019 – Deadline 30th September

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VOX ANGELIS Summit: Early Stage Investors are the Foundation of the New World Economy

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Join InnoEnergy's E-Observatory 2019!

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VC4A and ABAN Announce 6th Edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

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THE NEXT SOCIETY Innovators and Partners Gathered in Cairo for a Great Round of Events

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Over Half a Billion Danish Kroner Have Been Invested by DanBAN’s Members into Startups over the Past Three Years

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CEE Unlimited: Striving for a True Cross-border Ecosystem

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HBAN-Backed Phorest Scoops Major European Angel Investment Award

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Science and Technology Angels Network Makes its First Investment in Armenian Startup Apaga

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Its Startups Raised Over €30m. Now StartupYard Invites More Tech Startups to Join its New Programme

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Profitable Networking in Action: EBAN Helsinki Annual Congress Boosts Matchmaking and Cross-Border Connections between Angel Investors from around the World

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EBAN Space, ESA BICs and Thales Alenia Space @Cutting-edge of New Space Innovation

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Press Release: THE NEXT SOCIETY – 18 Start-ups and 13 Researchers at the 2nd Innovators Academy in Tunis

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GBAN Fosters Cross Border Investment During Annual Meeting

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Ian Sosso – Facilitating Transfer of Technology in Order to Build Deep Tech Businesses

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EBAN and Seedstars Team up to Build Bridges for Angel Investors Between Europe and Emerging Markets

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European Based Investors Meet BiD Network's Investment Ready Entrepreneurs in Rwanda & Uganda

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Angels Band on the Entrepreneurship and Investor Community in Belarus

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Larissa Best: We Will Always Need Business Angels

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Irish MedTech Company CroíValve Raises €3.2M in Oversubscribed Funding Round Including €1.5M from 48 HBAN Angel Investors

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CEED Macedonia Receives an Award and Recognition for their Contribution to the Development of Entrepreneurship in Central and Southeast Europe

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The Rising Tide Europe Movement is Making Waves

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EBAN Board Member Larissa Best on Achieving Gender Balance at Women in Digital Round Table

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Angel Investing in Europe Turns 20: EBAN's Milestone Anniversary Brings Together Its Members, Partners and Community in Brussels

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International Women's Day

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AAL Forum 2019 – Call for Workshops Is Out

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Press Release: iStart 7th Multiplier Event – "Shaping Entrepreneurship Education"

On 12th February 2019 in Brussels, partners of the iStart project as well as many outside guests, university students and other stakeholders got together for the 7th and final iStart

Launching "Startups Eurolatinas" – Mapping the LATAM & EU scale-ups growing across the pond

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The Venture Capital Market – a Year in Review and Trends to Anticipate

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EBAN is partner of SpaceUp, the initiative to help EU startups scaling up

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EBAN Space at Milan Stock Exchange with its Partners ELITE and ESA

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Highlights of Seraphim Space Camp Investor Day – 10th July

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2017 EBAN Compendium of Fiscal Incentives

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European Business Angels Network and Cornerstone Communications Announce the Regional Winners in the 2018 Edition of CEE-Released Project

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FireFly won Women in Entrepreneurship Prize by EBAN Space

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UK’s first Space Camp Accelerator unveils its first 6 startups

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On 25 March, the premiere of “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver”, a movie adaptation of Germany’s most successful children’s book from the legendary author Michael Ende, who also

UK Space Tech Angels in the spotlight again Space tech: where investors can boldly go

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EBAN CEE Community to launch Made in the CEE with Stock Exchanges and Business Angels

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EBAN Space in Full Force at NewSpace Europe Conference

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Social Impact Investing – How to get started?

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ESA News: A patch for Health!

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Impact Accelerator 2017

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Luxembourg passes first EU space mining law

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London Business Angels (LBA) joins force with ESA Business Applications

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Luxembourg law on the exploration and use of space resources entered into force

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Satellite & Space Projects Sector News Digest

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Elon Musk’s Vision of a Self-Sustaining City on Mars Published in New Space

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Could Brexit blow a hole in UK’s space ambitions?

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World’s largest artificial Sun rises in Germany

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ESA EURONEWS: Journey Around Saturn – 8 minute VIDEO documentary

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The Golden Era of Space – A Personal Journey from Toy Sputniks to the Stars

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Space Nation one of 10 to watch in Space travel

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Creating Hundreds of Resilient Cities by Rethinking Infrastructure for the 21st Century

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The Startup That Will Change the Way China Feeds Its Cities

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Impact Investing in Victorian England? The Case of Model Dwellings Companies

At an academic conference last year on the history of political and social legitimacy of business, Open University Professor Janette Rutterford noted that among the investors she had been researching, “a

This Company’s Unique Technology Will Help Millions Make Safer Food Choices

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Scaling Up Social Economy Enterprises In South East Europe

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Small Farmers are the Future of Global Food Security

Smallholder farmers have become the most important piece of the global agricultural system. Small farmers feed close to 80 percent of the total population in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and support the livelihoods

What We Do vs. What We Care About: The Blind Spot of Two-Pocket Thinking

I once talked to a successful businesswoman and philanthropist — let’s call her Jane — who had set up her own foundation to give money to educational causes. I was

Oil-rich Nigeria Moves to Boost Renewables to 30 Percent by 2030

From Norway to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, big oil producers are becoming big backers of renewable-energy. Now, Nigeria has signed two agreements with solar developers to guarantee the payment

How One Entrepreneur Turned a Lack of Funds Into a Competitive Advantage

Semtive has created the world’s most innovative wind turbine: a cost-effective, compact, and extremely quiet device called the NEMOI, which can generate power for anyone, anywhere. The NEMOI is made of aircraft-grade

How Impact Investing Links Big Business and Small Farming

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Social Innovation Forum 2017

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Positive Impact Finance Stands on Principles

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Video Games Might Be the Answer to Mexico’s Education System

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NASA Opens Software Catalog to the Public

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without

BVB and Nomination Committee for Made in Romania select 50 companies to enter the last stage of the project invites the public to vote for their favorite

Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) announces that the process of shortlisting 50 companies that will enter the last stage of Made in Romania project has ended. 25 companies were selected through the votes casted

The Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

Social entrepreneurs using businesses to help tackle social problems are emerging across the globe but there is little data to see which countries are encouraging this growing sector. To fill

The Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

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A Big Step: How One Foundation Overcame Doubts and Moved Forward with Impact Investing

For very good reasons, more foundation leaders are taking steps to align their investments with their missions. It makes sense, especially for justice or environment funders concerned that the great

Social Impact Investing Is Attracting New Funds As Well As New Startup Ideas

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Getting Real About How to Solve the Problems That Matter

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Impact Sourcing: Transformational Change through Public-Private Cooperation

As Davos is underway, and we gather to discuss what is meant by “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, we reflect on what our respective organizations are doing on action-oriented solutions. The Davos platform

This Entrepreneur’s Obsession With Waste Could Fuel Clean Energy

Article by Brittany Lane. Uwe Rolli was destined to work with waste. As a child growing up in Germany, he would routinely investigate the trash his mother took out and to her

Making the Girl Effect Real For Millions of Women

In 2014, Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Group, sent me a message on Facebook to inform me that Zoona had been selected for the inaugural Girl Effect Accelerator. I

Angels and Entrepreneurs Come Together in Warsaw

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EBAN Strengthens Presence and Activity in CEE Countries with Launch of EBAN CEE Community

Taking into account the increased importance and presence of Business Angels and the growth in the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the entire CEE region, EBAN is delighted to announce the launch

The First EIF Impact Event

On 10 October the European Investment Fund held the first Impact Event in Luxembourg. The EIF material presented during the event regarding fundraising and impact measurement can be downloaded here: EIF

EIIC at Amsterdam Capital Week

On 28 September, EBAN Board Member and Impact Committee Chair, Hedda Pahlson-Moller (pictured in the middle), together with  Cécile Sevrain, Operational Manager at EIIC spoke during Amsterdam Capital Week at

10 Social & Environmental Innovation Trends from Europe Tomorrow

For a year and through 20 countries, Europe Tomorrow team met the most inspiring social and environmental innovations of Europe. Here are the trends and the key insights of this

iEurope Investment Forum

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Are you investor ready? Or: Why we need better education in impact investing – and how to go about it

“There’s a real hunger to understand impact investing. Everyone’s talking about it, saying, “I have to go speak to my boss about it and don’t know what to say”, David

Wharton Research Shows “Doing Well While Doing Good” Is Viable Investment Strategy, Investors Seeking Social Impact Can Receive Comparable Returns

Findings suggest that – in certain market segments – investors might not need to expect lower returns as a tradeoff for impact PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Wharton School of the

Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Will Be Worth $12 Billion by 2030

On 18 June 2014, the Sierra Club released a report – Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All) — analyzing the future growth of the booming global off-grid solar market. According to CES4All, catalyzing the

DeLab and EUROMED Grand Opening

On 14-16 September 2016, The University of Warsaw Library hosted one of the greatest and most prestigious conferences presenting scientific research on innovative business processes: the 9th Annual EuroMed Conference

EBAN participates in Dubrovnik Forum – Three Seas Conference – Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South

On 25-26 August, EBAN and a number of its members were invited by the President of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to participate in and speak at the Three Seas — Adriatic, Baltic, and

Confronting the 4 Myths of Impact Investing

It is no secret, I’m a firm believer that impact investing is a movement that is taking off and here to stay. In the U.S. and around the world we’ve seen

4 Steps To Making A Difference In Impact Investment

Over the last half decade in the trenches of impact investing, I have collected a few lessons learned: the opportunities, what’s going well, and what needs improvement. What I have learned

UAngel Celebrates Its Second Birthday

UAngel, the Ukrainian Business Angels Network, celebrated its second birthday on July 21 in Kyiv. During the event the team shared insights on the activity of the club, as well

Building The Business Angel Community In Romania With The ESIL Project

The ESIL (Early Stage Investing Launchpad) project consortium where EBAN is a partner together with Business Angels Europe (BAE), META Group, GoBeyond and LINC Scotland, is proud to announce the successful launch of the

Hungarian BAN DEMO Day

Hungarian BAN just had their first DEMO day event where 40 attendees, including partner BANs in Croatia and Slovenia, listened to the pitches of 7 companies from a variety of industries. HBAN Demo Day

EBAN cooperates on “Investment Opportunities for European Emerging Markets”, a Huge Success in Bucharest

For the first time ever, Romania played host to a Business Angel conference focused on investment opportunities in European emerging markets. Organised by the Romanian Business Angels, the first day

Sir Ronald Cohen: A Revolution in Financial Markets as Impact Joins Risk and Return

Merida, Mexico — On his trip to Mexico last week, the Pope called for a more ethical capitalism. “The flow of capital cannot decide the flow and life of people,” he said

Societal Issues are Bound to Stay in the Impact Investing Space

Interview to Uli Grabenwarter, Strategic Adviser of Stone Soup Consulting and Deputy Director – Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund. By Pilar Balet. Posted on February 23rd 2016 1.

Shifting Investment Priorities of High Net Worth Individuals

The lackluster performance of major markets and the depressing outlook in the Eurozone and North America have made high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and their families rethink their investment strategies

7 Things We’ve Learned About Impact Investing in 7 Years

Judith Rodin President, The Rockefeller Foundation Margot Brandenburg Former Senior Associate Director Today, our new e-book hit the digital shelves, “The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit

Crowdfunding Our Natural Resources: A Way to Ethical Mining? #crowdfundmining

Natural resources, which include minerals, metals, oil or gas, occupy a central role in our everyday life. Minerals are essential to our economic development. The minerals, particularly the metals, have

South African Entrepreneurs Map out Coworking Space for Refugees

Coworking is often considered to be a conduit to address various needs faced by communities, whether that be the lack of affordable infrastructure, community and support. For today’s freelancers, entrepreneurs

Who Dares to be the next Ben and Jerry’s or Fundrise to Raise up to $50 Million through Regulation A+?

By David Drake All startups need capital to innovate, launch, scale and grow. For companies seeking additional financing for their working capital or to expand its operations but do not yet

The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding

by David Drake One of the outcomes of the 2008 global financial crisis was the “funding gap”. Banks were less willing to provide #loans and #investors moved #capital into more stable platforms. In general, the market

Press Release: Fresh Food Solution for Refugees Receives Funding from Dutch Impact investor

Bolstering the container-farming industry both locally and internationally, Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund, based in the Hague, the Netherlands invested EUR 500,000.00 in a closed investment round in Cape Town-based

Omidyar Network Report: We’re At A Tipping Point For Impact Investing

By Devin Thorpe Omidyar Network, an impact investing pioneer, recently published a new report entitled “Frontier Capital” on impact investing. Given the attention that has been paid to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,

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

OPIC commits up to $200m to LeapFrog Investments

10 December 2015 – London and Washington DC LeapFrog Investments is set to receive up to $200m from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the OPIC Board of Directors announced today.

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On Thursday morning, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute and the European Commission held the Social Innovation Investor’s Fair at the EIB in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. Guy Clausse, Dean at the EIB

Fast and Furious: 10 Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Outside the US in 2015

by David Drake The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of

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by David Drake The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of

Global ​Crowdfunding Update: Will the Pan-European Law Overtake the US JOBS Act?

by David Drake In an exclusive report, Reuters says EU will come out with a document next week that will implement a #pan-european#crowdfunding law. And yet the US JOBS Act for equity crowdfunding

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Making an impact and doing charity is not the same thing – and you should do both. In general, business angels a lot of capability and resources and are therefore

1st Social Entrepreneur Competition

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The Business Case for Sustainable Investing

According to several studies, the World’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion in the next 3 decades. This means that roughly 9 billion humans will look for food,

Taskforce Calls for Action to Unleash $1 Trillion in Social Impact Investment

Even though Social Impact Investing has never been a pressing issue as much as today, several misconceptions still remain the primary obstacle to raise relevant financial resources. For this reason the

Guide to Finding an Angel Investment

SWEAT, NETWORKS, EQUITY – Guide to Finding an Angel Investment – has been written by Sami Etula, a sweat equity investor and active meber of Fiban, with the aim to

About Impact Investing

Read this article to know more about: What is Impact Investing – Core Characteristics of Impact Investing – What is The Role of the Global Impact Investing Network: About Impact Investing. We wrote also a special

Hedda Introduces Impact Investing and the EIIC

Impact investing has captured the world’s imagination – the tables have turned and we are learning to harness the power of markets to solve social problems. EBAN recognizes and embraces

EBAN Launches the Impact Investing Committee

As member of EVPA – European Venture Philanthropy Association, we are proud to announce the publication of a presentation article on their website. Link: EBAN Launches Committee on Impact Investing

Funding Social Businesses on Mainstream Markets

This article tries to show ways towards the co-existence of these two mindsets as shareholders of the same company and the opportunity this presents for all stakeholders of social enterprises.

What Good Is Impact Investing?

Find and read important reports about Impact Investing with a quick presentation in this special article. Link: What Good Is Impact Investing?