The Rising Tide Europe 1 (RTE1) programme is part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class. It has been developed to provide an enriching learning-by-doing experience; including building an investment portfolio in start-ups, an education of the investment processes and the development of a global angel community of successful business women across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the USA.
Rising Tide Europe 1 is a group of 93 successful business women from 31 countries across 4 continents who have pooled over €1.000.000 to be invested in 6-10 early-stage European companies. EBAN, Go Beyond Investing and Next Wave (US) partnered to bring together the Rising Tide Europe programmes.
The RTE1 programme is being steered by nine women who are also the lead investors. These successful business women have significant angel investing experience and are dedicated to increasing the number of female business angels worldwide.
The programme has established a portfolio of eight companies, four of which have already received follow-on re-investment.
The 9 Lead Investors RTE1
Candace Johnson, President of EBAN (France)
Brigitte Baumann, European Business Angel of the Year (Switzerland)
Jeanette Anderson, Investor (Sweden)
Patty Dimond, Investor (UK)
Maria Eugenia Giron, Investor (Spain)
Florence Korhonen, Chairman of Board NFBAN (Finland)
Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Board Member EBAN (Luxembourg)
Cindy Naegel, Investor (Belgium)
Selma Prodanovic, Board Member EBAN (Austria)
Corporate Governance – Board Members
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