The objective of FiBAN is to grow and develop the profession of private equity investors, i.e. so-called business angels. FiBAN provides a high-quality deal flow of high- growth companies in co-operation with various private and public partners, training and events to provide best practices and tools to improve the chances of an investment to be successful.
FiBAN members benefits include a wide amount of startup investing best practices, partner services, over 100 events yearly and a wide startup deal flow. Members can also request a private investor's REF-credit protection. In addition, there are several training events supporting startup investing.
Join FiBAN - Apply for membership
You can apply for FiBAN membership through the link here. The membership price is 260€ per year and 250€ registration fee. The members are expected to 1. Not sell their services to other members or startups and 2. Aim for profit through the success of the investment company. You can read FiBAN's ethical rules here.
A network of startup investors
FiBAN aims to expand and develop a network of Business Angels, inspire the amount and activity of business angels in Finland and support the development of early-stage high-growth companies. FiBAN organises educational seminars, events, and networking opportunities as well as inspires cooperation between Business Angels in seeking for qualitative growth companies.
FiBAN also helps potential growth companies receive the education and support needed to succeed. The association promotes growth and private investments that are targeted at growth companies, all the while gathering statistical information. FiBAN strives to increase general awareness of growth company investing.
Matchmaking of startups
One of FiBAN's main activities is to link potential high-growth companies to our members.
Deal flow and angel list platform (Gust)
FiBAN links startups to our business angel members through FiBAN's group on Gust, which is the largest angel network platforms in the world. Angels can also on the platform search for other investor colleagues. Access to FiBAN's Gust group is given after approved membership.
Screening - Investor evaluation of new Startup submissions (www.fiban.org/screening)
FiBAN arranges every third week an investor screening with ca six different angel members each time. The screening discusses the latest startup deal flow submitted to FiBAN's Gust group and chooses companies to pitch. Screening is an excellent event to share and learn startup evaluation best practices.
Pitch - Deal flow presentation
A business angel will see several interesting startup presentations and a fun and effective way is to attend a pitch event where entrepreneurs present the crucial company details in just a few minutes. There are several regional and sector focused pitch events available. FiBAN's main event is PitchFinland which is held every sixth week and is one of the largest regularly organised pitch events in the Nordics. You can find several interesting pitch events in FiBAN event calendar.
Syndication and lead investor - Forming of investment groups
One of FiBAN's most valued services is the formation of angel groups according to shared startup investment interest, syndicates. Syndication generally means that there are several business angels participating in the investment.
FiBAN uses the world's largest angel network platform Gust.
PitchFinland is one of the largest regularly organised startup presentation events in the Nordics.
Best practices and trainings
FiBAN offers various valuable trainings and events available for its members and those interested in making startup investments. All the members are shared with startup investing best practices booklet. There is also several documents available to supports the startup investing life cycle from scouting to exit.
The are also regularly organised startup investment trainings which can be found on the events calendar. The most advanced training is FiBAN's business angel academy, Bisnesenkeliakatemia, held mainly in Finnish.
Interest organisation for business angels
FIBAN enables the success of private investors and growth companies, thus boosting economic growth in Finland. Our vision is to become world’s leading private-investors’ network and makes Finland the best country in the world for growth-company investing. FIBAN's values are: Integrity, Cooperation, Independence and Responsibility.
FiBAN actively influences the public sector with activities supporting angel investing including benchmarking of international angel investing legislation and taxation best practices.
One of our main activities is gathering and publishing Finnish business angel investing statistics.
We are happy to answer any additional questions. Contact information here.