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How to fundraise – summer viewing for current and future founders

How to fundraise – summer viewing for current and future founders

During the New Nordic Leads investment training programme, there were a bunch of video tutorials made for early stage startups and those interested in startup funding, to cover all things related to fundraising. So to keep you comfortably busy (but not too much,...

EstBAN members’ season ending

EstBAN members’ season ending

On June 15th EstBAN we celebrated the end of the 1st half of 2022 and summarized the season in Cafe Opera. EstBAN has never been so active, with so many members, partners and activities. There are 260+ members, some more active at a given moment than others, as well...

New Nordic Leads wraps up with a cross-border BBQ

New Nordic Leads wraps up with a cross-border BBQ

After 2 years of educating startups and networking between angels, unfortunately mostly via zoom, about a 100 of us – startups and investors set to meet up in person in Helsinki for an international BBQ. We had a great time with all the angels and companies who were...

Vocal Image App awarded the best startup in New Nordic Leads batch 4

Vocal Image App awarded the best startup in New Nordic Leads batch 4

The team with their voice training app convinced the jury at Latitude59 with their clear value proposition, product, and proven ability to execute ambitious plans. As trends point out even more vocal and visual communication in the future, the market is expected to...

EstBAN welcomes Verve Ventures as a new Fund Member

EstBAN welcomes Verve Ventures as a new Fund Member

Verve Ventures reinforces its ties with the Estonian startup scene In April Verve Ventures decided to join EstBAN as a Fund Member. Verve Ventures has invested to more than 140 tech startups from all over the world, including Estonian startups Fractory and Estateguru...

An EstBAN study trip to London at last!

An EstBAN study trip to London at last!

In 2020 we were supposed to go to Istanbul for an annual EstBAN study trip. Study trips are something we've been organising at least once a year and it is a fantastic opportunity for EstBAN members to get to know each other a bit better, form trust and share war...

New Nordic Leads: Announcing the flourishing startups of Batch 4!

New Nordic Leads: Announcing the flourishing startups of Batch 4!

The last batch of New Nordic Leads startup program has kicked off with 35 innovative companies. Aside from being in the pipeline for cross-border investment, the selected startups will go through a tailored 8-week investment readiness program facilitated by EstBAN and...

EstBAN 2021 Annual General Meeting and awards time!

EstBAN 2021 Annual General Meeting and awards time!

Every year EstBAN angels gather in a semiformal setting for the Annual General Meeting. Last year it was fully online, but thankfully this time we were fortunate to make the meet-up face to face. Club of Different Rooms hosted approximately 50 angels on the spot and...

VSight raises €775K seed investment for the future growth

VSight raises €775K seed investment for the future growth

VSight has closed a €775.000 seed equity investment round raised from Startup Wise Guys, Estonian Business Angels, and Cocoon Ventures. Since the launch, VSight Remote product has been a success in 24 countries, used by over 108 companies. Through VSight Remote...

Funderbeam and EstBAN sign a cooperation agreement

Funderbeam and EstBAN sign a cooperation agreement

Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN) and investment and trading platform Funderbeam have signed a collaboration agreement to create more value by offering angel investors a smoother co-investing experience. The idea behind the collaboration is to offer business...

Lauri Antalainen: creating a startup is not a sprint, it´s a marathon

Lauri Antalainen: creating a startup is not a sprint, it´s a marathon

According to Lauri Antalainen, vice president and board member of The Estonian Association of Business Angels (EstBAN), a long-run game must be considered from the very beginning when creating a startup. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. But you have to enjoy this...