Education

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!

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 have our improved FiBAN Academy Online that consists of various courses to choose from. You can watch the classes when and where you want, also on your mobile device. During the online training sessions, you can stop the video at any time to make notes, or go back to listen to important parts again.  

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

This series focuses on the latest topics on an angel investor’s mind & provides tools on how to better support portfolio startups. These interactive morning discussions take place every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8.30 am online and gives an inspiring start for the day.

In each session, we discuss together with an industry expert, angel investor, or founder. We aim to have an interactive discussion by encouraging everyone to participate by asking questions and sharing experiences. Find the next FiBAN Morning Talks in our event calendar, grab your morning coffee, and join us. 

Self-study materials

Video materials

FiBAN has recorded multiple presentations and lectures concerning best practices of angel investing. You can hear premium content from the best experts in the field such as Riku Asikainen, and many more. 

Exclusive for FiBAN members only.

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.

Other materials 

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

Exclusive for FiBAN members only.