Number of business angels in Europe 2014-2018

This statistic illustrates the number of business angels in Europe between 2014 and 2018. The total number of business angels in Europe increased annually from approximately 289 thousand in 2014 to approximately 345 thousand in 2018.

Total number* of business angels in Europe from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes visible and non-visible markets.

The source added the following information "we can only perceive angel investment through the visible part of the market. The estimation of the visible market is an assumption EBAN considers taking into consideration previous surveys and reports published (Evaluation of EU Member States’ Business Angel Markets and Policies- CSES, 2012). As for 2016, we considered a visible market of 10%, at the same level of the one reported in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The visible market encompasses activity undertaken by investors gathered in business angel networks and either having a direct relation with EBAN or those reporting through a federation. It also comprises networks from which access to information is limited but its existence and activity is known by other players of the industry.

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