Mr. Ari Korhonen
Ari Khoronen is the founder of Lagoon Capital investment company and of Komartek that became an international success story and was bought in 2004 by WM-data (CGI) where he was Vice President. Within the last 10 years, Ari has made angel investments in 26 companies and has participated to 83 investment rounds. He has had three successful exits from Severa, Paytrail and The Switch. Ari is also an investor in venture capital funds which include Seedcamp, 500 Startups, True Global Ventures and Spintop Ventures. Ari was nominated by EBAN as European Business Angel of the Year 2009 and elected by FiBAN as Business Angel of the Year in Finland in 2014. He is a co-founder of FiBAN and was Vice Chairman of the Board during 2010-2012. He has been EBAN board member and Vice-President since 2012. He is also a member of EstBAN and NFBAN. Ari has been featured in several business magazines and blogs. He holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology.Sectors of Personal Expertise: Energy, Clean Technology, Environment / Other Technology Sector / Digital Health / Machinery/Electrical Equipment / ICT / Life Sciences
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European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
EBAN is the representative in Brussels through direct and indirect membership of more than 250 business angel networks in Europe.
Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN reaches out to 300 groups, 20.000 angels and 40.000 entrepreneurs. EBAN serves business angels, business angel networks, seed funds and other early stage investment professionals across Europe through the following pillars of activity: • Stay on top of trends in the early stage investment market in Europe • Build new relationships, new business opportunities by networking with peers across border. • Get answers to day-to-day challenges: don’t reinvent the wheel, we might have the solution! • Access our resource center and get ongoing capacity building opportunities • Be represented under one voice representing the interests of early stage investors near European policy makersTags: