Training

FiBAN supports the startup investing scene by offering world-class education for both experienced angel investors and those aspiring to become professional investors. In just 2019, FiBAN Academy provided 20 hours of startup investing knowledge for more than 100 participants.

Education is provided by FiBAN’s partners as well as experienced angel investors who share their experiences and best practices. Some of the lecturers we have had include Riku Asikainen, Tommy Andersen, Ivo Remmelg, Kim Väisänen, Saga Forss, and many more. Expand your knowledge in angel investing in three different ways – FiBAN Academy, FiBAN Academy Online & FIBAN Morning Talks. Choose one of the educational options below which answers your educational needs – or attend them all!

“There is a fast track to mastery: learning from the experienced and networking. Works wonders for angels to be.”

Annukka Mickelsson,
FiBAN Board Member

FiBAN Academy

FiBAN Academy is a training program, which gives you a deeper insight into startup investing. The program consists of five half-day training sessions, modules, each covering different topics of the basics of angel investing. Each session includes interactive lectures from experienced angel investors and field professionals.

Join FiBAN Academy by taking part in all modules or only in those you find most interesting and useful. Check out the sessions in the event calendar, and register!

Event calendar

Currently, FiBAN Academy is free of charge as it is fully online. Normally it is held at Maria 01 and the pricing is for FiBAN members 80€ / module and for others 160€ / module. Price includes a networking lunch and other catering.

Modules:

Module 1 – Due Diligence and valuation

  • Due Diligence -evaluation of the investment readiness of a startup
  • ​Valuation – determining startup’s value 

Module 2 – Lead Angel’s role and investment contracts

  • Lead angel – role of the lead angel in a syndicate 
  • Investment contracts: SHA, Term Sheet, Syndication agreement

Module 3 – Startup board and team sparring

  • How to commit and reward startup’s key personnel
  • How to form and develop value-adding board?
  • Option models
  • CEO contract’s key elements
  • Role of a business angel within a startup

Module 4: Scaling up and future funding rounds

  • Startup growth and scaling
  • Future funding rounds and collaboration with VCs

Module 5: IPR strategies and preparing for an exit

  • IPR strategies
  • Exit – how to plan for an exit from day 1?

FiBAN Academy Online

Haven’t found the time to participate in FiBAN Academy sessions? You are an international investor, so traveling to Helsinki five times a year is not an option? We’ve got you covered: FiBAN Academy Online covers the full life cycle of angel investing and is created with the best experts on the field! Choose from the comprehensive course offering, and watch the classes when and where you want, also on your mobile device!  

FiBAN Academy Online

If you are interested in expanding your lead angel skills even further, our new lead angel training and investment program New Nordic Leads is something that you might be interested in. Get to know the program here.

FiBAN Morning Talks

This playlist contains all the episodes of FiBAN Morning Talks

FiBAN Morning Talks is a webinar series that focuses on the latest topics on an angel investor’s mind & provides tools to better support your portfolio startups. These interactive morning discussions take place every second Thursday of the month at 8.30 am online.

Each session is accompanied by an industry expert, angel investor, or founder. We aim at an interactive discussion and encourage the audience to participate. Check out the next Morning Talks on our event calendar and give an inspiring start to your day!

Event calendar

Self-study materials

Video materials

We have recorded multiple events and lectures concerning the best practices on angel investing. Listen to premium lectures from the best experts in the field such as Riku Asikainen, and many more!

Exclusive for FiBAN members only.

Videos

Publications

FiBAN actively gathers and shares business angel-related studies and statistics. Through quality research and analysis, we aim to offer valuable and unique knowledge for the whole startup ecosystem.

This data is available for everyone.

Publications

Other materials 

FiBAN has created angel investing contract templates together with its partners. Other materials include startup investing best practices presentations, FiBAN Academy lecture materials, etc.

Exclusive for FiBAN members only.

Other material