Entries by Business Angel Institute

Rejected investment opportunities

Titel: Austrian business angels and rejected investment opportunities. A Theoretical and Empirical Study. Author: Julia Inquart Date: 02/2015 Language: English Type: Master Thesis Thesis Coach: Prof. Dr. Matthias Fink University: Johannes Kepler University   Abstract/Excerpt The aim of the master thesis is to identify and figure out possible deal breakers in the screening and the due diligence phase of angel investments. Potential obstacles are analyzed in […]

Institutionalization of Business Angels

Titel: Die Institutionalisierung von Business Angels und dessen Auswirkungen auf Start-Ups im deutschsprachigen Raum Author: Julian Furthlener, BA Date: 12/2014 Language: German Type: Master Thesis Thesis Coach: Dr. Stefan Fink University: FH Oberösterreich   Abstract/Excerpt The funding of a start-up corporation often turns out to be a challenge for founders. Business angels are a possible source of funding. Those investors provide not […]

Training program for business angels

Investing in startups often turns out to be much more complex than it may seem at first glance, and it generally involves a high degree of risk. Training courses for professional angel investors You need to know a lot to be successful as a business angel: How do I guarantee a high-quality deal flow? What is the […]

Social Ties in Venture Finance

“Personal relationships are the key factor in accessing finance”, stated Dr. Andrea Moro. The Cranfield University professor just conducted a study together with Daniela Maresch and Matthias Fink (both Johannes Kepler University) about the relationship between investors and small to mid-sized enterprises. Reason enough for the Business Angel Institute to invite the Italian-born scholar for a keynote […]

Location, Location, Location

There is an old saying in real estate that the three most important factors are location, location, location. Given the hype around startup hubs, one might think that the same holds true for company and investment prospects. Lots of places around the world have been trying to position themselves as the next Silicon Valley (while […]

FFF – Family, Friends, Fools

Love Money vs. Smart Money Small start-ups are always in search for promising financial support. Usually there are two favored options, either to turn to family members and friends or to hire a Business Angel in order to get the business started. In other words we are speaking of love money adverse to smart money. […]

The Deals of VIPs – Celebrity 4 Equity

Celebrity 4 Equity is a big trend in the venture industry but why? Being famous opens doors to events, people, media and wealth. The combination of access to a great amount of capital, a worldwide network and experience of dealing with the public view through media is very attractive for fortunate entrepreneurs. Big businesses have been […]

“Talk to as many angels as possible before you start investing!”

While the European Business Angel Ecosystem is yet to mature, it is already well established in North America. In our interview, Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of the Angel Capital Association, explains differences and similiarities in the angel ecosystem in Europe an North America. First, please tell us a little bit about yourself so that our readers get to know […]

Launch of the Business Angel Institute

The Business Angel Institute professionalize angel investors through research, education and networking. During today’s EBAN Congress the new Business Angel Institute is officially launched and presented. Founded and sponsored by Venionaire Capital, the Institute is an international organization located in Vienna, where this year’s Congress is held. The Institute approaches the subject of business angels on a scientific level […]