Rising Tide Subscription Deadline 21 March

By EBAN & Rising Tide
Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Filed under: Year2017

A message from Candace Johnson, President EBAN and Brigitte Baumann, EBAN President Emeritus

Dear Global Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Early Stage Innovation Community,

As you know, EBAN is very proud to have incubated Rising Tide Europe together with the Next Wave Foundation of the USA and Go Beyond Investing, presided by our EBAN President Emeritus Brigitte Baumann.

The Rising Tide Europe 2 (RTE2) programme is part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class. The programme combines training, networking and investing. 

After a successful Rising Tide Europe 1, in which we gathered together 94 women from 24 countries across 4 continents to learn by doing with angel investing and making 8 investments across 5 countries, we are launching Rising Tide Europe 2.

The Rising Tide Europe Closing will be on 21 March with 2 final information sessions on 13 and 20 March.

We are now onboarding final registrants and the Programme will start on 29 March with its first virtual seminars, pitching, etc.

The programme is a cooperation between EBAN, Go Beyond Investing and the Next Wave Foundation.

During the program you will: 

  1. Develop a diversified portfolio of 6-12 European early stage companies.
  2. Watch, learn and participate in the investment decisions with the lead investors.
  3. Participate in a one year education programme with webinars, videos and in-person training on all aspects of the investment process.
  4. Network together and with our colleagues who have launched the Rising Tide US programme.

Who is it for? 

  • Women who are new angel investors and want to learn through trainings and observing how the experts conduct due diligence, negotiate and manage investments - most of this will be done virtually and not require more that a 4 to 8 hours a month.
  • Women who have little time to pursue angel investing actively but would like to acquire a portfolio of European early stage investments.
  • Women who are experienced investors and would like to become part of the leadership team of future Rising Tide Initiatives.

If you’d like to participate to any of the upcoming online information sessions listed below please email sarah@hban.org for details.

  • 13th March at 21:00 CET
  • 20th March at 21:00 CET (if there are places left in the programme)

Early-stage startup investing is a high risk activity, and a maximum of 10% of one’s net assets (net of primary residence) should be invested in this way. Investments in start-ups can result in profits as well as losses up to the full amount invested. Also, past performance is not indicative of future returns. Startup investments are illiquid, and often take 4-6 years to generate realized returns, if any.