National Federation of Business Angels

INTRODUCTION

France Angels is the National Federation of Business Angels. It works to develop an economic, social, and legal environment favorable to Business Angels and acts to promote their role as guides and financers of young companies with high growth potential which create jobs.

To date, France Angels brings together 64 networks of Business Angels as well as Individual Business Angels.

France Angels is also involved in many international projects. Likewise, it is a founding member of Business Angels Europe (BAE) and has several foreign-based networks.

MISSIONS

Represent

The Business Angels in France among public and private decision makers

Promote

The role of Business Angels in the country’s economy via the media and amongst the general public

Relay

Good practices, regulatory news, national partnerships, events

Support

International action: helping new countries that are opening up to this means of financing

The statements of position taken by France Angels

2021

Some numbers

Since its creation in 2001, France Angels is:

  • 12 500 federated Business Angels
  • €735M invested

 

In 2021, France Angels is:

  • 64 Networks of Business Angels
  • 8 Associate Members
  • €49.5M Invested
  • 424 Operation
  • 33% of the amounts invested are refinancing
  • More than 2 000 companies in Portfolio
Key Figures

Establishment in 2001

HISTORY

1998

Business Angels were few, barely visible and lacking credibility in France. André Jaunay who was then in charge of corporate finance at the Ile-de-France Regional Council, created the first associative network of Business Angels INVESTESSOR in Suresnes.

2001

In 2001, André Jaunay created France Angels and met Claude Rameau, Vice-President of Insead, a long-standing Business Angel and founder of the Club Invest 77 network in Melun.

2002

In April 2002, Claude Rameau organized the first edition of the “School of Business Angels” in Melun. The deployment mechanics is launched. More than a hundred will follow in the coming years, leading to the creation of the vast majority of networks known today.

Organization

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

It is composed of all its members:

  • 64 active members (networks of Business Angels)
  • 8 associate members

The General Assembly meets once a year to elect the members of the Executive Board, to approve the activity report and the financial statements, to validate any statutory changes and to give the Board of Directors discharge for its management duties.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

It is the strategic management body of France Angels. It is composed of 25 members elected for 2 years; it appoints the members of the Executive Committee.

You will find below the list of members of the Executive Board and the Statutes of the Federation.

Executive Board
Statutes

Organization

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

It is appointed by the Board of Directors and includes 9 administrators (the President and 8 Vice-presidents).

Organization

PERMANENT TEAM