Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) represents the Business Angels and their associations and is committed to strengthening the entire early-stage investment market in Germany.
BAND members have also made just like business angel networks, groups, clubs and syndicates (business angels associations), individual business angels (BAND accredited business angels), family offices, seed funds, crowdinvesting platforms, accelerators, incubators and company builders (early-stage financing players), as well as experts and service providers in the market (experts and service providers) and academics their mission to research the ecosystem and its market (academics and academic institutes).
Core elements of BAND services to all member groups are:
- Vote and proxy for angel investors and the early-stage ecosystem.
BAND advocates for favorable framework conditions in the angel investment market along the entire value chain and maintains contact with policy makers, opinion leaders, media and business.
- Public Relations for the Angel Ecosystem
BAND works in the media to highlight the outstanding importance of angel financing as a driving force for the economy of the future and promotes it to attract new investors. BAND presents experienced investors and good deals and honors the Business Angel of the Year with the “Golden Nose” award, who also becomes a member of the “Heaven of Fame”.
- Professionalisation of the market and development of standards and best practice
BAND is the central place for the transfer of knowledge and competences of investors about the differentiating market. Through close cooperation with specialized law firms and experienced market players, best practice is communicated and standards are set through print and online publications as well as academy workshops.The BAND Academy, as an interactive event format, offers first-hand professional know-how.
- Source of market knowledge and market information
BAND determines market data through network and panel surveys, reports on market studies and trends, and stimulates new research in close contact with scientific institutes and researchers at German and European level.
- Networking the players in the ecosystem
BAND brings together the players in the ecosystem through events of various kinds and the offer of membership and participation, because market successes are created and potentiated when the players recognize and take into account the importance of each other.
- BAND Events
BAND organizes high-profile events and promotes the exchange of experiences within the business angels scene. Among the most important events are: German Business Angels Day (Europe’s largest business angels congress), Business Angels Community Summit (exclusive networking of business angels active in the German market), BANDnetzwerktreffen (annual meeting of business angels network managers), BANDexpertforum (forum for experts in the private equity market, especially on legal and tax issues of private equity financing).
- Access to deals and deal sharing
BAND is an important point of contact for financing requests from start-ups, which are made available to members while respecting the priority of business angel associations. INVEST grant-eligible founders are listed on the BAND website.
- International contacts
BAND is a member of Business Angels Europe (BAE) and maintains and arranges contacts with Angel organisations in neighbouring countries, in Europe, USA and worldwide.
BAND members can use the BAND member stamp on their website or on their business papers to proof their membership (“member stamp”).