Founded in 2007, Business Angels of Slovenia is the first and biggest club of angel investors in Slovenia.

We provide a focal point between startups, companies, club members, international investors and experts in the field.

We connect the most ambitious entrepreneurs, who are in the early stages of company growth, with the most qualified investors in Slovenia, the CEE region and broader.

We evaluate and check their business propositions and market strategies for their products and services, as well as their chances of getting international funding.

We are members of the domestic and international startup ecosystem, ranging from accelerators, technology parks, incubators… in Slovenia and Europe. Memberships include ones from EBAN, CEE EBAN and Global Enterpreneur Network which enable our members access to the worldwide startup ecosystem.

We also bring in outside experts from different fields with knowledge and experiences as a members of our Startup Clinic where we help Startups become investment ready and enable startups, which were already funded by Business Angels, to develop further and expand their market.

Unique value propositions

Credibility

Members of the club are investors from Slovenia, the CEE region and Europe with a high level of integrity, proven track record, extensive business experience, rich social capital and the willingness to assist a fast-growing startup, if they so desire (smart money investing)

Experience

On the basis of many years in the field, as well as expert knowledge, we raise funds only for the best startups providing excellent investment opportunities. Our investors are mainly serial enterpreneurs on their own with broader experiences in different sectors and can provide comprehensive advisory services for startups.

Adding value

With a team of experts from various fields of economic activities we help startup overcome their bottlenecks from development to market scale up. They can lean on experience of investors and their business network connections.

International presence

We operate on an international level and offer both our startups and investors the opportunity to meet influencers in international associations in the CEE region and Europe.

Reputation

With a stellar reputation both in Slovenia and internationally, we give a statement with the startups we invested in. This is a long-term partnership. We are fueling startups with angel investments in terms of capital, business connections (national and international) and scaleup activities.

Mission

Our mission is to create successful partnerships with dynamic entrepreneurs and StartupClinic's experts through investments in startups, which enable the companies' international growth. Additionally, we strive to secure funds for startups in the next funding round, should they need it.

We do this in order to increase the success rate of Slovenian startups, striving towards creating the next Slovenian "unicorn" – we are always looking for the new Talking Tom.

Vision

Our vision is to enable entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas obtain seed or angel funding for their companies in the early stages of growth. We aim to expand and help secure investments in international markets and ultimately put Slovenia on the map as a successful location for the development of startup companies.

Investment policy

We invest exclusively in startups with potential international expansion, fast growing disposition and innovative ideas. In addition, a dedicated and competent team that is passionate and is willing to work hard for the realization of their vision, is of even greater importance to us. We are in search of a team that is willing to implemet market needs into their business model, adapt it,  pivot (if needed), and use the help of external experts at doing that.

Types of investments
Seed and Angel rounds

As angel investors we invest up to 500.000€ in startups that have made an initial entry to the market with an at least minimum viable product (MVP) and a well developed business plan. Our investors aim to contribute knowledge and know-how in order to assist entrepreneurs in advance their business. We strongly believe that the only way to build international success stories on the global competitive markets is by working together.

VC A, B & C rounds

We organise fundraising for A, B and C rounds for startups among our Business Angels and VC connections throughout Europe and the United States. We take promising startups to international events in order to meet international VC investors. We also assist startups in the process of VC fund raising in terms of legal support, evaluation and processes.

Exits

For all successful startups that wish to secure additional liquidity for their owners or exit out of the company completely we provide services for partial or complete exits.

Team

Leadership

Branko
Drobnak
Branko Drobnak
+386 41 495 830
Skype: brankodrobnak11
Nina
Dremelj
Nina Dremelj
+386 30 608 810
Skype: nina.dremelj5

Management Board

Aleksander
Kopač
slika
Čedo
Jakovljevič
slika
Goran
Tomšič
slika
Niko
Slavnič
slika
Tone
Černe
slika

Supervisory Board

Branka
Remškar
slika
Matjaž
Bavdek
slika
Drago
Simčič
Drago Simčič