We are the only member-based interest organisation for Business Angels in the country, with a dozen regional or other angel groups and 800+ angels.

BAN is the only trade association representing business angels in Norway. BAN is a member of EBAN – the European angel association.

Who? As any interest organisation we only further the interests of our members. Not consultants. Not VCs. Not mentors.

Our 3 goals: We represent our members towards government/politics/media/etc. We train angels. We improve deal flow for our members – and we collaborate with others towards these goals.

Our mission: Helping angels invest outside their local area – We welcome startups and angel investors from all around the world – and we play a key role in building angel networks in Latin America, Asia and Africa. And on the way BAN was the initiator and founder of the first Nordic BAN.

Events: We facilitate events and programs where angel investors and startups meet, we have events in all regions of Norway together with regional angel groups – though not always at regular intervals.

Lobby: We make it more attractive to invest in startups – we were one of three organisations that successfully lobbied for establishing a tax incentive for angel investments.

Training: We have trained over 500 angels in Norway, we train banks and other ecosystem players. All interest organisations are non-commercial, but we also support commercial training actors and any other initiatives that further the angel ecosystem in Norway.

+/- 800 angels

25 nationalities

50+ startup financed

22 MNOK of angel investment raised in 2018-2020

10 programs since 2017

10 regional BAN entities

A portfolio of +500 companies

A lot of good ideas

JØRN LEIN-MATHISEN – Managing Director, Founder & Lead Angel

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ÅSMUND J. MANDAL – Chairman & Lead Angel

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RITA ANSON – Project Director

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SVEIN-MAGNUS SØRENSEN – Dealflow Manager, Board Member and Angel Investor

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Svein-Magnus is an experienced technology architect, startup-advisor and entrepreneur with a background and masters degree in information and communication technology. He is a board member for Business Angels Norway and an active angel investor with more than 20 investments made, as well as being a startup- and investment mentor for WIN Women Investors Network Norway and Founder Institute Norway. He has also been a speaker at a series of local and international technology conferences and is a founder and board-member in several professional technology-communities in Norway such as Cantara and Oslo Open Data Forum.

BOJAN RAKONJAC – Marketing Consultant

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Bojan follows marketing trends and is always happy to share his knowledge.

Famous quote: “In todays business, the one that can spend most to acquire clients is the one that wins the game.”

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Master Internet Marketing™ certified

ARIANA GARSIA – Business development and Outreach Coordinator

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