While the number of business angels and other early-stage investors has increased in recent years, more needs to be done to:
Proposals should take account of a) the early-stage investment landscape, players and dynamics in EU Member States and the countries associated with Horizon 2020, b) the supply of business angel expertise and funding and c) the increased demand of initial risk capital for entrepreneurial businesses and:
The approach taken must complement and build on existing early-stage capacity-building schemes at EU, regional and national levels, working with them where possible. The proposal must also address how to ensure the continuity of the action beyond the implementation period of the call. Proposers must have and must demonstrate deep knowledge of the business angel and general early-stage domain, have proven experience in the field, and significant experience of capacity-building.
The proposal should be linked and contribute to the Horizon 2020 Financial Instrument Pilot on Co-Investments by Business Angels (Action 3.1).
The project should operate for a maximum period of 36 months.Expected Impact: