Business Angels: who are they? what do they do?

15 June 2015 (Registration now closed)

Enter the unknown world of Business Angels in Europe. Although difficult to identify, there are plenty of Business Angels in Europe. At the last count there were more than 260,000 active angels in 2013, investing in aggregated terms more than 3 times the amount invested by venture capital.

This BrainBite will introduce the topic, and then focus on recent research that empirically tests the relationship between investors' key evaluation criteria and actual new venture performance - shedding some light on the ongoing debate about the appropriateness of the criteria that investors use to evaluate new ventures.

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Business Angels will be lead by Luisa Alemany, Director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute, and an associate professor in finance at ESADE Business School, Barcelona, where she teaches entrepreneurial finance. Her research interests are business angels, venture capital, private equity, philanthropic venture capital and entrepreneurial education, with several publications, including  "Early-Stage Investors' Criteria and New Venture Financial Performance: Are They Related?" and the book "Emprender es posible" by Planeta.

At AIF, Luisa teaches in the programs Mergers & Acquisitions, and Finance for Lawyers.

> Interview with Luisa Alemany in the Financial Times









Event date

Monday 15 June (new date)

Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6 - 50, Amsterdam
(5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station) business angels_small


17:30 Registration
18:00 Lecture
19:30 Networking Drinks
20:30 End

Event cost

Free to AIF Alumni and their guests. All others  €50.

Registration is no longer possible for this event


For any questions, please contact Ai Ling Kloprogge at or phone +31 020 520 0160.