Research & Lobbying
Private startup investments lead to several positive outcomes, for example creation of new jobs and commercialization of innovations. The major challenge is the high risk of angel investments: on average, 50% fail and only 1 out of 10 is highly successful. The average angel investment period is over 8 years. FiBAN's activity focuses on inspiring and developing the Finnish startup investment ecosystem.
The voice of private investors in Finland
Lausunnot ja Edunvalvonta
FiBAN is the voice of private startup investors in Finland and actively boosts the development and interest towards making startup investments. FiBAN shares models and methods on how to inspire private investing with governmental represents and interest organisations.
FiBAN Statements (Lausunnot): fiban.org/materials
FiBAN highlights and actively shares the latest news and questions about business angel investing. The latest news are shared on FiBAN news and social media.
FiBAN’s investor members receive regular newsletter updates about “Deal flow and syndicates” and “FiBAN Events and News”. FiBAN also shares angel training videos and streams the main events at www.pitchfinland.org. Members can also communicate internally through a private facebook group.
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Public communication channels
Angel activity statistics and research
FiBAN gathers relevant business angel statistics and shares the main findings. The main survey is the annual Finnish startup investment activity published annually together with Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA).
FiBAN actively supports studies and research made about startup investing in the form of diverse thesis and other non-commercial studies.
Summary of statistics and studies:
Finnish Business Angel Awards
FiBAN awards inspirational startup investing activity and shares the lessons learned from these investments.
Suggestions for inspiring angel activity can be submitted to FiBAN’s office.
Regional angel activity
Angels play an important role inspiring the local startup ecosystem. As a national network, FiBAN encourages angels to take a visible role regionally and link with the local startup ecosystem. FiBAN’s regional groups are represented by local angels.
Local angel networks in Finland: www.fiban.org/local