The Business Angel Life-Cycle

The aaia unites around 200 members that are as diverse as they come. Everyone from the young successful entrepreneur, who wants to give back, to the retired former senior employee can be a member. The one criteria that unites them all is the passion for angel investment and the wish to support entrepreneurs on their […]

Revenue-based finance, an innovative funding option for technology intensive fast-growing companies

Over the last decades, business models and the way companies create value have changed fundamentally. We could observe a shift from material assets to immaterial assets as the primary source for value creation. In 1975, material assets represented 87% of the market capitalization of the S&P 500 while immaterial assets, such as intellectual property, licenses, […]

5 years aaia – The awards, the party and a big thank you to our members!

On October the 10th we celebrated our fifth anniversary. The Austrian Angel Investor Association looks back at five wonderful years! The event was opened with a retrospection on this period by our board members Stefanie Pingitzer, Selma Prodanovic, Niki Futter, Hansi Hansmann and Werner Wutscher. They spoke of an emotional decision against many oppositions, that […]

New Book “Inventing the Cloud Century”: From Roman Pipelines to Google, Amazon and Facebook

This guest article of aaia member and expert Marcus Oppitz offers a deep dive into developments and data of the Cloud Century. Enjoy!   Typing “cloud” into a search engine will deliver more than 1 billion results within half a second. Many of the results refer to terms like cloud computing, cloud industry or cloud […]

Health Uncovered – Digital Health is sexy!

The health industry. Ages old and forever known as an inflexible state-led domain. But times are changing even for this verticle and we wanted to cover all important developments for our members in the event”Health Uncovered”. It was the first episode of our new event series “Vertical Uncovered”- an industry-specific format that we organise together […]

CEE Insights: Hungary

To provide you with an introduction of the different investor ecosystems in Europe, we want to start with a new blog series. The first one, you are reading it right now, will cover the Hungarian startup and investor scene. Antal Karolyi and Lenard Horgos from HunBAN answered our most important questions. The Hungarian Business Angel Network […]

Show me the numbers! Early stage investment in Europe 2016

Following our last blog post about the Austrian investors scene, we now want to give an overview of the situation in Europe. This year at the EBAN annual conference in Malaga, Jacopo Losso (Director of Secretariat, EBAN) presented the most important statistics concerning early stage investments in Europe. We crunched the numbers and had a look how Austria is […]