Founders of technology companies need capital of up to €1 million or more even in the early stages of their companies. They are usually unable to offer collateral, which is why external financing through credit institutions is usually out of the question. For this reason, open investments or convertible loans by business angels are the classic and most suitable form of financing. meisten Startups auch der beste Finanzierungsweg. →
Besides the pure financial commitment, also experience, personal support, confidentiality as well as knowledge transfer and access to networks are essential components of the cooperation. In return, the investor benefits from the economic success of the start-up company. →
The Baltic Business Angels Schleswig-Holstein e.V. combines, for the first time, entrepreneurs in Schleswig-Holstein who want to support start-ups with capital and know-how.
The association's aim is to bring together start-ups and business angels in order to firmly establish Schleswig-Holstein on the map of founders of Germany. The Baltic Business Angels network is to leverage the already good conditions, and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial spirit and start-up culture in the most northern part of Germany are to be further strengthened.
Baltic Business Angels e.V. was founded in 2018 by experienced entrepreneurs and investors and on the initiative of WTSH - Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH to offer private investors and innovative startups a network where bright minds meet fresh capital. Under the patronage of Economics Minister Claus Ruhe Madsen, the association gathers in its ranks individuals who are willing to contribute their private capital to the realization of innovative projects in Schleswig-Holstein and to the strengthening of innovative companies in their early stages. In addition to the financial commitment, experience, personal support, confidentiality and expert and network knowledge are also essential components of the cooperation. In return, the investor benefits from the economic success of the young company.
How did the Baltic Business Angels Network actually come into being and how does it work?
In conversation (German) with the information service startupdetector we provide interesting background information for business angels and startups.
Julian has been involved with the German start-up and venture capital scene as a serial entrepreneur, investor and business angel since 2003. He focuses on helping selected early-stage start-ups and their founders to turn ambitions into reality. →
Claas started his career in the old economy at „AEG and Electrolux Group“ where he discovered his passion for emerging industries. This is what drives him to this day. After being on Wall Street at „American Heritage Management Corp.“ and participating in the first internet-based IPOs in the 1990s, his passion for engineering and disruptive technologies grew stronger. →
Norma started her career as a sales engineer for diesel locomotives at Krupp MaK after completing her dual studies. She has lived her fascination for the topics of finance, sales and human resources for over 30 years as an entrepreneur with a traditional family business.
As a mentor, she supports young female founders at We Startup S.-H., among others. She passes on her experience as a passionate entrepreneur as a sparring partner. →
Claus Ruhe Madsen has been Minister of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism since June 29, 2022. He was born in Copenhagen on August 27, 1972, is married and has a daughter.→
We are a partner of the campaign „Women Angels Mission ’25“ of the Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland (BAND).
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The development and establishment of the Baltic Business Angels Network is supported by WTSH - Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH within the framework of the state-funded project »StartUp SH 2.0« accompanies.
Claas started his career in the old economy at „AEG and Electrolux Group“ where he discovered his passion for emerging industries. This is what drives him to this day. After being on Wall Street at „American Heritage Management Corp.“ and participating in the first internet-based IPOs in the 1990s, his passion for engineering and disruptive technologies grew stronger.
He is co-founder of „New Commercial Room“, a VC firm based in Hamburg, with which he manages a portfolio of high-tech growth companies ranging from medical devices and media to SaaS, IT and cybersecurity. As an angel investor, he invested in companies both privately and with the „btov Investor-Network“. He actively supports numerous German start-ups, accelerator programmes and is a scout for the „High-Tech Gründerfonds“ (HTGF) in the northern part of Germany. This gives him access to first-class international deal flow and investors. Claas also holds several supervisory board positions and is a live musician with the „Soul Lounge Connection“.
Norma started her career as a sales engineer for diesel locomotives at Krupp MaK after completing her dual studies. She has lived her fascination for finance, sales and human resources for over 30 years as an entrepreneur with a traditional family business.
As a mentor, she supports young female founders at We Startup S.-H., among others. She shares her experience as a passionate entrepreneur as a sparring partner.
For her task as Commercial Officer, she has set herself the following goals: promote diversity – increase awareness of the BBA – strengthen networking among members – increase attractiveness for startups and sponsors.
Claus Ruhe Madsen has been Minister of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism since June 29, 2022. He was born in Copenhagen on August 27, 1972, is married and has one daughter.
Claus Ruhe Madsen ist seit dem 29. Juni 2022 Minister für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus. Er wurde am 27. August 1972 in Kopenhagen geboren, ist verheiratet und hat eine Tochter.
Claas begann seine Karriere in der Old Economy bei „AEG und Electrolux Group“, wo er seine Leidenschaft für aufstrebende Industrien entdeckte. Das ist es, was ihn bis heute antreibt. Nachdem er bei „American Heritage Management Corp.“ an der Wall Street war und in den 1990er Jahren an den ersten internetbasierten Börsengängen teilnahm, wurde seine Leidenschaft für Technik und disruptive Technologien immer stärker. Er ist Mitgründer von „New Commercial Room“, einem VC-Unternehmen mit Sitz in Hamburg, mit dem er ein Portfolio von High-Tech-Wachstumsunternehmen verwaltet, das von medizinischen Geräten über Medien bis hin zu SaaS, IT und Cybersecurity reicht. Als Angel Investor investierte er sowohl privat in Unternehmen als auch mit dem „btov Investor-Network“. Er betreut aktiv zahlreiche deutsche StartUps, Accelerator-Programme und ist Scout im Norden für den „High-Tech Gründerfonds“ (HTGF). Dadurch hat er Zugang zu erstklassigem internationalen Deal Flow und Investoren. Darüber hinaus hat Claas mehrere Aufsichtsratspositionen inne und ist Live-Musiker mit der „Soul Lounge Connection“.
Julian beschäftigt sich als Serial Entrepreneur, Investor und Business Angel seit 2003 mit der deutschen StartUp- und Venture Capital-Szene. Dabei konzentriert er sich darauf, ausgewählten frühphasigen StartUps und ihren Gründerinnen und Gründern dabei zu helfen, Ambitionen in die Tat umzusetzen. Investiert wird meist in frühphasige B2B-Technologie-unternehmen mit erstem Track Record. Julian‘s Fokus liegt zurzeit auf Industrial IoT, Data Analytics, b2b-Plattform-Tools, e-Health und 3D. Er liebt SpinOffs, die aus Forschungsstiftungen und -organisationen oder technischen Hochschulen stammen, ist aber auch für andere Möglichkeiten offen. Mehr zu Julian findet man am besten auf seiner Webseite und hier im Interview.