The European Business Angel Network (EBAN) has entered into a partnership with the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program. This is a global program by Cisco to identify the best entrepreneurial companies in the following sectors: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Security, Blockchain; and enter into transformational deals with them or even invest and/or acquire them. You find the associated press release here.
Cisco EIR is looking for early stage companies between seed and series C funding stages in the industries mentioned above.
As a member of EBAN AQAL Capital is happy to provide the benefits of the Cisco EIR program to its portfolio companies.
Early September 2015, investors met with the Club of Rome to engage in a dialog about the “next forty years”. Prof. Jørgen Randers, co-author of the original “Limits to Growth” and author of “2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years” gave the keynote speech. In the following panel, Dr. Mariana Bozesan (intern. full member Club of Rome, author of the Integral Investing model), moderated a discussion between Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (Co-President Club of Rome), Prof. Klaus Töpfer (intern. full member of Club of Rome; Executive Director, IASS Potsdam), Jochen Wermuth (Impact Investor; Founder, Wermuth Asset Management).
Do you have a start-up idea, are you looking for funding, and/or want to know how successful investors de-risk investments? Join Mariana and the extraordinary Entrepreneurs First team at UnternehmerTUM in Munich on May 20th at 5PM. Get details at https://www.facebook.com/events/363981663799604/
Amazing research on measuring integral impact was shared in Oxford SSFII last week where I also presented my paper on Venture Capital 2.0: How the Integration of People, Planet, and Profit Could Lead to Sustainable Returns, Oxford Paper, double-blind, peer-reviewed research paper, presented at the Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference, ACRN SSFII, Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK, April 23-24, 2015. http://www.acrn.eu/resources/SSFII2015/Abstract-Proceedings-Draft.pdf
The transition to a sustainable economy requires significant amounts of capital much of which is currently “rotting away in safes” rather than being invested. In her inspiring talk at TEDx Marrakesh in March 2015, Mariana Bozesan, offers a way out by sharing her own journey from humble beginnings in communist Romania to becoming an integral investor. Over the past 2 decades, she took a sharp look at traditional investing and impact investing and offers her insights on how they could be integrated to save humanity from self-destruction. In what we invest is important, but how we invest and, more importantly, in whom is crucial.
Several people asked us about more details on the Theta Model, our investment model based on Ken Wilber’s integral theory. Thus, one can find Mariana’s latest double blind, peer reviewed Oxford article here: http://www.acrn-journals.eu/resources/jofrp0401d.pdf
SPIEGEL ONLINE writes about successes in treating stroke with stent thrombectomy. When we invested in Penumbra many years ago, we knew that we would contribute to a better world whether they succeded or not. Now that they are indeed having a huge impact we are honored to have been part of it from the very beginning.
Dr. Bozesan is Advisory Member in the Green Finance Network of the German Environmental Ministery (BMUB) Initiative for Financing the Green Economy since June 2014.
Some of the results of this initiative will be presented on Nov. 27th, 2014 at the GreenTech Conference