European Super Angels Club Edinburgh Roadshow Event
The co-investment and networking club for super angels and high-net-worth individuals plans to return to Scotland to host a second event in Scotland’s capital city this autumn.
The European Super Angels Club (ESAC) is a pan-European network of business angels, HNWIs, family offices and corporate venture capital units. Last year, the ESAC launched their Roadshow event in Scotland at J.P Morgan in Edinburgh. The last event brought together key Scottish financiers and carefully selected European regtech, HR-tech and cybersecurity start-ups who pitched for funds to kickstart their next stage of growth.
Due to the event’s success and the attractive growing tech ecosystem in Scotland as evidenced by its high-profile tech events and billion pound exits, they have decided to return for a second year.
Angels on Tour Across Europe
Edinburgh is just one of the stops on their first 2018 European tour, they also plan to visit another four major cities; Vienna, Munich, Madrid and Zurich. Last year, the ESAC visited six cities with four start-ups and invested more than four million Euros on them. The ESAC is based in Vienna and is engaged in multiple deals worth €16.5m. Currently, the group is actively looking for growth-hungry Scottish companies that are keen to scale across Europe. The event is an invitation-only, however, if you are interested in attending contact Chris Houghtaling, Director of Business Development and Relations at ESAC.
ESAC CEO, Berthold Baurek-Karlic commented:
“We were delighted with the reception we received in Edinburgh, it is home to one of the oldest and most developed angel networks in Europe and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the Scottish investor community with another event in the autumn and finding Scottish startups for our European investors.”
Michelle Kinnaird, Head of Investment Management at the Scottish Investment Bank, said:
“We encourage Scottish companies to go out and secure international investment –this process has benefits far greater than merely the cash invested, this is also the essence of our Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme with the European Investment Fund.”
Neal Allen, a corporate finance director at KPMG in Scotland, said:
“ESAC is a great chance for new companies in Scotland to explore investment opportunities from across Europe. ESAC’s first event in April generated more than 20 investment leads, which is testament to the start-up environment in Scotland, and the quality of businesses pitching. We are tracking these enterprises with keen interest and are looking forward to meeting the next round of young companies in the autumn.”
The final dates for the roadshow will be announced in the near future.