FBA is the only women business angels network in France, and n° 1 in Europe.
About 150 women personally invest in high potential start ups, and support them in their growth.
FBA investors are focused on high potential companies in various fields, at a very early stage (seed or development), led by men and women, and raising between 100K and 1M€.
On March 1st 2017, FBA held its first Women Investors Forum, “Winday”, sponsored by BNP Private Banking. The purpose of this event is to present the activity of business angel to women.
After a successful first edition, Winday will be back on November 15th 2018, at 6PM in Paris, under the patronage of Marlène Schiappa and Mounir Mahjoubi, the latter hosting the event in his Ministry.
This year, the event will take a european dimension, still sponsored by BNP Private Banking, and co-organized with the European Program which FBA is part of.
Since January 2017, FBA has been involved in a European Program called Women Business Angels for Europe’s Entrepreneurs ( WA4E). This 2 year program aims to increase the number of woman BAs in Europe, and to promote financing for start ups held by women. 6 countries are members: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
The projects are reviewed by a team, but each investor chooses freely and independently whether or not she will invest in the project.
The FBA network offers both friendliness and professionalism. It encourages women in being part of the business angel adventure, and in supporting talented and daring entrepreneurs.
FBA members are active women, aged 50 ( average), working in various fields as executives, managers or independent professionals.
FBA was created in 2003 by Béatrice Jauffrineau and a small group of women, most of them HEC Alumni, with the support of the France Angels network and Conseil général d’Ile de France.
At the time, the goal was to bring together the few women active in the traditional financial world of BAs, and promoting an active role of women in economy and more specifically in entrepreneurship.
Since its creation, the network aims to help start ups to emerge, led either by men or women.
FBA’s distinctiveness sums up in 3 points: