The AAIA (Austrian Angel Investors Association) has successfully established itself since its foundation in 2012 as the national advocacy for Angel Investors. Meanwhile, it has won many active supporters such as Hansi Hansmann, Veit Sorger, Manfred Reichl, Nemsic, Markus Wagner, Alfred Ötsch or Werner Wutscher who are members of AAIA. The aim of the AAIA is to connect experienced angel investors and those who want to be angel investors.
There are monthly investment lounges which provide a lively deal flow of investment opportunities. AAIA has already prepared a paper in the "Tax Expert Group" working group about the Austrian tax requirements to improve the legal framework of Angel investments in Austria.
"In the medium term AAIA has planned to have representatives in all provinces to better organize local angel network initiatives and support for young companies or interim financing and generally for those who need alternative sources of funding," says Stefanie Pingitzer, founder and deputy director of the AAIA. "In contrast to most other European countries the terms angel investment business angels are still not widespread in the population in Austria.
We have to tell success stories and promote the importance of angel investors for the Austrian economy, "says Hansi Hansmann, CEO of AAIA and Austrian Super Angel with already 18 private equity investments and adds:" The organization of the EBAN Congress will nationally as well as internationally promote the importance of angel investors as an alternative source of funding and show examples of several successful investments. It will demonstrate what return on investment and return of fun the right investment decisions can provide for angel investors.
AAIA members benefit from discounted tickets to the Congress. Interested individuals and parties now have the opportunity to acquire AAIA membership and tickets in a combination package.