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We support our members along their entire career as an angel investor. As one of the leading angel networks in Europe, we provide know-how and a network for Austria’s top investors.
The Austrian Angel Investors Association – short aaia – is the private high-level network of successful entrepreneurs, investors and corporates in Austria. Together with strong partners we raise awareness of alternative investments and connect Investors and those, who want to become one.
Organized as an independent association, we are the first contact point for investors, startups, media and other stakeholders regarding angel investments in Austria. With a strong network of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, we meet each other on a peer-to-peer level and promote the Austrian startup ecosystem together with our partners.
For our members, we are the one-stop shop for everything concerning investments and startups. As your partner in crime, we accompany you throughout your entire career as a business angel: from the first contact with the investors scene, over the first investment to the successful management of your own portfolio. Our approach is like the mindset of the startup world: hands-on & learning by doing.
The focus of our work is to add value for our members. We constantly adapt ourselves and our services to their needs and desires, while at the same time trying to raise the awareness of angel investments and to continuously expand our network. In addition to regular events all over Austria and monthly members-only events, we create an open and at the same time trustful setting through workshops and mentoring – for mutual exchange and joint investments.
We believe that a strong investors and startup scene go hand in hand. That’s why we are a one-stop shop for startups seeking angel investment and a multiplier for the business angel scene. In addition to targeted feedback on the business concept, we match selected startups with suitable investors or invite them to an exclusive pitch in front of our members.
In our function as a matching platform, we are looking for the best business ideas that have the potential to change entire industries. Startups applying are as diverse as our members. Whether it’s ICT, social impact or hardware – the aaia network unites smart minds from a wide variety of areas, who are characterized by an innovative mindset and want to change the world together.
With over 200 members, the Austrian Angel Investors Association has developed to one of the most important stakeholders in the Austrian startup ecosystem. Founded in 2012 as an independent non-profit organization, our work focuses on the national and international networking of angel investors, capacity building, awareness raising and improving the legal framework for angel investments.
Our members could not be more diverse. The one thing that unites them: their passion for new and innovative ideas and a strong will to go one step further to realise them. As a network, we connect thought leaders and create a trustful atmosphere to learn from each other and invest together.
Promising projects need experienced people, who help them grow. Therefore, we connect the most active and experienced business angels in Austria with the global players of tomorrow. Smart money meets smart ideas.
From virgin to super angels we support our members on their way as investors and help through new know-how and knowledge-transfer within the community.
Successful founders themselves or positions in top management: Business Angels bring many years of experience and share this hands-on with their startups.
To finance the first employees or the professional market entry: Business angels usually invest in early company phases to stimulate the growth of the start-ups.
Whether to business partners, customers or other investors: contacts and a strong network are the key to building a company. In that way business angels are essential door openers.