Full Members

Was formed in 1997 as part of aws (aws - The Federal Developemnt Bank). Currently ABAF represents over 260 individual angel investors & early stage funds as full members of the national matching service (i2 Business Angels) and additional 110 ABAF networking partnes representing the entire national angel ecosystem. ABAF is associated with all significant angel networks, clubs and regional angel initiatives. Since 1997 i2 business angels (matching service) have invested over 20 M€ in more than 140 Austrian start up companies. i2 screens approximately 500 start-ups and offers 60 investment proposals per year to its members.
Web Site:  http://www.business-angels.at
Was formed in 2008 representing 28 Spanish Business Angels Networks, 2800 angels from all regions. In 2013, 140 deals have been closed, for a total of 50 M€ of direct investment. Since 2014 AEBAN reunites in working groups individual and relevant business angels and other instructions active in the early-stage market.
Web Site: http://www.aeban.es/
Was formed in 2006. It represents the 2 main Portuguese business’s angel’s networks and 12 investment vehicles, with more than 150 business angels. APBA screens more than 100 deals per year and its members have an investment commitment of around 10M€ for the period 2013-2014.
Web Site: http://www.apba.pt/
Was the first angel federation in Europe, starting in 1998. As the national association of the angel investment market with more than 50 member organizations, BAND is the speaker of the German Business Angels and Business Angel networks towards politicians and the public. All in all, BAND represents the German angel market with about 7,500 angels investing € 650m per year.
Web Site: www.business-angels.de
Is the Dutch federation of business angels networks and has 18 business angels networks as full member. They represent around 5.000 business angels. We estimate that the Dutch business angels market has a investment size between the €150 and 200 mL per year and that the BAN Netherlands represent 30% of this market.
Web Site: http://www.bannederland.nl/
Originally started in 1998. Peaking at 7 networks in 2002, the Belgian BAN-market has meanwhile been consolidated to 2 major networks covering the whole country: BeAngels and BAN Vlaanderen. The two networks together count more than 400 business angels, receive yearly over 500 projects presented during close to 25 investment events to their members, which results in 40-50 deals annually for a total amount of up to 10 million €. Both networks organize entrepreneur and investor training activities such as business angel days during the year.
Web Site: http://www.beangels.eu & https://www.ban.be/
France Angels
Was set up in 2001 and represents 76 Business Angels Networks and 23 Angel Funds involving 4500 active angels, investing 120M€ directly and indirectly a year in 370 deals, creating 3000 jobs, and mentoring a portfolio of circa 2500 startups and SMEs.
Web Site: www.franceangels.org
Was founded on March 1999, in the framework of a project launched by the European Commission – DG Enterprise. Today IBAN associates BANs and individual angel investors. In 2014, 65 deals have been recorded, leading to 135 investment transactions, for a total of 46,05 million € invested.
Web Site: http://www.iban.it/
LINC Scotland
The national association for business angels in Scotland was founded in 1993. The membership is mainly organised into 20 structured angel groups, comprising over 1200 individual investors. In 2015 members completed 98 deals at a total value of 55.10 M€, comprising 37.51 M€ of direct private investment plus 17.59 M€ co-investment, mainly by the Scottish Co-Investment Fund.
Web Site: www.lincscot.co.uk
UK Business Angels
Is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment in the UK. (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Each year private investor’s account for between £800 million and £1 billion of early stage investment in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country.
Web Site: www.ukbusinessangelsassociation.org.uk


Affiliate Members

Is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland. Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers and private investors.
Web Site: www.seca.ch
The Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (SVCA) is the industry association for the private equity industry in Sweden. • Acting as the advocate for the industry in the media as well as with politicians and decision-makers • Pursuing the formation of fact-based opinions to create a fair representation of the industry • Creating meeting places for participants in the industry by arranging conferences and smaller meetings as well as informal networking gatherings • Promoting professional growth for participants in the industry by arranging training sessions and seminars • Promoting the judicious work of the industry with regard to ethics, transparency and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) • Monitoring changes in regulations and tax legislation as well as promoting a favourable environment for the industry
Web Site: www.svca.se


Associate Members

Allied For Startups is a worldwide network of advocacy organisations focused on improving the policy environment for startups. We are working together to create a consensus on policies that can positively impact startups and grow digital entrepreneurship and digital economy at large. Our mission is to ensure that the voices of startups are heard in government.
Web Site: http://www.alliedforstartups.org/
Gust is a leading platform for the management of early-stage equity investments. Gust’s platform helps Angel groups manage their deal flow more efficiently.
With Gust you can:
Receive the entrepreneur’s application and supporting documents;
Engage in deal discussions with deal members and the entrepreneur;
Evaluate the deal and view ratings by your member investors;
Securely store and share key group documentation;
Track the group’s interest in the deal and progress toward close;
Form deal syndicates with other investor groups;
Create and manage events;
Please contact Will Brown for a demonstration: will@gust.com
Web Site: http://www.gust.com
The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises – INSME is a not-for-profit Association established since 2004 in Rome, Italy with the aim to strengthen international cooperation, exchange of know-how, best practice approaches and expertise in innovation and technology transfer among economic players and intermediaries worldwide. The Network comprises at present 84 Members from 37 countries across 4 continents including: Governmental bodies International organizations Business support intermediaries and their associations/networks at subnational, national, regional and international level.
Web Site: www.insme.org