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One application, 600+ angels. Join the 1900+ FiBAN-funded startups.

Why should you apply funding from FiBAN investors?
Application deadlines
28
Aug 2024
Pitch Finland 28.8.

Application deadline: 2.8.

01
Oct 2024
Pitch Finland 1.10.

Application deadline: 5.9.

07
Nov 2024
Pitch Finland 7.11.

Application deadline: 11.10.

10
Dec 2024
Pitch Finland 10.12.

Application deadline: 15.11.

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Get your startup visible to 600+ angel investors

Our process for startups
  • 1. Submit application
    Create a profile for your company and make it visible for all our 600+ members.

     

    Fill a company profile at FiBAN Deal Room in Dealum to get your company into our database and visible to our 600+ investor members. As you fill in the company profile, make sure to fill in all fields, all financials, and upload a pitch deck. In Dealum, investors can search for companies according to their own field of expertise or according to the company sector or location.

    All profiles submitted are pre-screened by the deal flow manager, and if something is missing, more details might be asked. All submitted company profiles should get a notification within two weeks from the submission. If not, please be in contact with the deal flow manager.

    Notice that only companies who have made a Dealum profile are considered in our process. The information that is shared with FiBAN will not be shared with a third party. FiBAN may use aggregated data for its own research purposes, but will never breach confidentiality and share information regarding any company which is identifiable.

  • 2. Screening
    All approved applications will be viewed by 6-8 FiBAN investor members. All applications get feedback after the screening.

     

    All relevant and complete company profiles are screened by a FiBAN investor screening board consisting of 6-8 FiBAN investor members. The screening board selects the companies to pitch at the FiBAN Pitch Finland event arranged approx. 8 times per year.

    No more than 10 companies are chosen for each pitching event. All screened companies receive feedback from the investor screening board through Dealum.

    The deadline for submission is at noon one week prior to screening. Screening dates can be checked from the FiBAN event calendar. If your company profile is not filled in completely, we won’t screen it. We will always inform you through Dealum ​if we’d like you to update any information.

    In the application, a startup needs to submit: 1. an executive summary (the list of questions will be provided in the application form), 2. investor pitch deck that will be downloaded to the platform and 3. a view of how much money the company is raising and in what value.

    Not all companies screened are invited to pitch. If your company is not invited to pitch, please update your profile in accordance with the feedback you get, and we can re-screen your company again at a later stage. In this case, the founder should inform FiBAN. Typically the re-screening can be done after a couple of months.

    Please also note:

    • A median investment size for angel investors is 200K€ and a typical company valuation is 1-2M€. For screening we typically do not take cases with 5M€ or more in valuation.
    • FiBAN gets on average 600+ new applications a year. For companies not located at Finland we ask for investor contacts or a lead investor to proceed in our process. Typically business angels invest in companies near them unless it is a syndicate where they join. As an exception, in most of the cases we do accept companies based in the Nordics and Baltics.

     

  • 3. FiBAN Pitch Finland
    The most promising business angel cases will be invited to pitch live at FiBAN Pitch Finland for the FiBAN members.

     

    FiBAN Pitch Finland is the leading regularly arranged pitch event in Nordics presenting potential high-growth startups to FiBAN angel investors. The event is targeted at FiBAN private investor members and partner members and is organized in cooperation with our partners. The event language is English.

    At the event, each startup will have 3 minutes to pitch with a presentation followed by a short Q&A. Before every pitching event, there is a short rehearsal session for the entrepreneurs.

    After the event, FiBAN helps in collecting the names of interested angel investors. FiBAN members can indicate their interest in three ways: 1) by letting the entrepreneur know directly, 2) by informing the FiBAN deal flow manager, or 3) by indicating interest in FiBAN deal flow tool, Dealum.

    Conversations between investors and founders will be facilitated by the FiBAN deal flow manager. After pitching at FiBAN Pitch Finland, a company will have a 1-year quarantine before it can apply again.

  • 4. Syndication and investing
    FiBAN investors typically invest in groups called syndicates. The FiBAN office helps the entrepreneur to connect with all interested investors.

     

    As FiBAN is a network of Finnish Business Angels and an NGO, FiBAN does not invest in any startups – our private investor members do. The most common format of startup investing is through a syndicate.

    A syndicate refers to a co-investment by several investors, represented by one person, a so-called lead investor. Syndicated investments make it easier for investors to manage risk and acquire a more diversified portfolio. Syndicates are also an excellent way for startups aiming to acquire larger investments.

    If a startup receives interest from more than three FiBAN angel investors, FiBAN deal flow manager will help with the facilitating of the first group meeting between the investors and entrepreneur, to support the potential creation of a syndicate. All companies that have pitched are informed about the number of interested angel investors.

    Entrepreneurs should keep in mind that their activity is key in closing an investment round. One of the key elements in the investor discussions is finding a lead investor that will represent the investors in the syndicate and help the entrepreneur close the round.

    FiBAN has legal document templates for Term Sheet and Share Holder Agreements available for FiBAN members and syndicates.

  • 5. Join our network of founders
    FiBAN members have more than 1900 companies in their portfolios. We help those companies with visibility, partner offers, and peer-to-peer events.
Our process for startups
  • 1. Submit application
    Create a profile for your company and make it visible for all our 600+ members.

     

    Fill a company profile at FiBAN Deal Room in Dealum to get your company into our database and visible to our 600+ investor members. As you fill in the company profile, make sure to fill in all fields, all financials, and upload a pitch deck. In Dealum, investors can search for companies according to their own field of expertise or according to the company sector or location.

    All profiles submitted are pre-screened by the deal flow manager, and if something is missing, more details might be asked. All submitted company profiles should get a notification within two weeks from the submission. If not, please be in contact with the deal flow manager.

    Notice that only companies who have made a Dealum profile are considered in our process. The information that is shared with FiBAN will not be shared with a third party. FiBAN may use aggregated data for its own research purposes, but will never breach confidentiality and share information regarding any company which is identifiable.

  • 2. Screening
    All approved applications will be viewed by 6-8 FiBAN investor members. All applications get feedback after the screening.

     

    All relevant and complete company profiles are screened by a FiBAN investor screening board consisting of 6-8 FiBAN investor members. The screening board selects the companies to pitch at the FiBAN Pitch Finland event arranged approx. 8 times per year.

    No more than 10 companies are chosen for each pitching event. All screened companies receive feedback from the investor screening board through Dealum.

    The deadline for submission is at noon one week prior to screening. Screening dates can be checked from the FiBAN event calendar. If your company profile is not filled in completely, we won’t screen it. We will always inform you through Dealum ​if we’d like you to update any information.

    In the application, a startup needs to submit: 1. an executive summary (the list of questions will be provided in the application form), 2. investor pitch deck that will be downloaded to the platform and 3. a view of how much money the company is raising and in what value.

    Not all companies screened are invited to pitch. If your company is not invited to pitch, please update your profile in accordance with the feedback you get, and we can re-screen your company again at a later stage. In this case, the founder should inform FiBAN. Typically the re-screening can be done after a couple of months.

    Please also note:

    • A median investment size for angel investors is 200K€ and a typical company valuation is 1-2M€. For screening we typically do not take cases with 5M€ or more in valuation.
    • FiBAN gets on average 600+ new applications a year. For companies not located at Finland we ask for investor contacts or a lead investor to proceed in our process. Typically business angels invest in companies near them unless it is a syndicate where they join. As an exception, in most of the cases we do accept companies based in the Nordics and Baltics.

  • 3. FiBAN Pitch Finland
    The most promising business angel cases will be invited to pitch live at FiBAN Pitch Finland for the FiBAN members.

     

    FiBAN Pitch Finland is the leading regularly arranged pitch event in Nordics presenting potential high-growth startups to FiBAN angel investors. The event is targeted at FiBAN private investor members and partner members and is organized in cooperation with our partners. The event language is English.

    At the event, each startup will have 3 minutes to pitch with a presentation followed by a short Q&A. Before every pitching event, there is a short rehearsal session for the entrepreneurs.

    After the event, FiBAN helps in collecting the names of interested angel investors. FiBAN members can indicate their interest in three ways: 1) by letting the entrepreneur know directly, 2) by informing the FiBAN deal flow manager, or 3) by indicating interest in FiBAN deal flow tool, Dealum.

    Conversations between investors and founders will be facilitated by the FiBAN deal flow manager. After pitching at FiBAN Pitch Finland, a company will have a 1-year quarantine before it can apply again.

  • 4. Syndication and investing
    FiBAN investors typically invest in groups called syndicates. The FiBAN office helps the entrepreneur to connect with all interested investors.

     

    As FiBAN is a network of Finnish Business Angels and an NGO, FiBAN does not invest in any startups – our private investor members do. The most common format of startup investing is through a syndicate.

    A syndicate refers to a co-investment by several investors, represented by one person, a so-called lead investor. Syndicated investments make it easier for investors to manage risk and acquire a more diversified portfolio. Syndicates are also an excellent way for startups aiming to acquire larger investments.

    If a startup receives interest from more than three FiBAN angel investors, FiBAN deal flow manager will help with the facilitating of the first group meeting between the investors and entrepreneur, to support the potential creation of a syndicate. All companies that have pitched are informed about the number of interested angel investors.

    Entrepreneurs should keep in mind that their activity is key in closing an investment round. One of the key elements in the investor discussions is finding a lead investor that will represent the investors in the syndicate and help the entrepreneur close the round.

    FiBAN has legal document templates for Term Sheet and Share Holder Agreements available for FiBAN members and syndicates.

  • 5. Join our network of founders
    FiBAN members have more than 2000 companies in their portfolios. We help those companies with visibility, partner offers, and peer-to-peer events.
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