Numerous studies demonstrate how Angel-funded firms are significantly more likely to survive and are also more likely to show improved venture performance and growth as measured through growth in website traffic and website rankings. The improvement gains typically range between 30 and 50 percent. Investment success is highly predicated by the interest level of angels during the entrepreneur’s initial presentation and by the angels’ subsequent due diligence. Angel Networks, however recent as a phenomenon, have proven over the past two decades to have several unique advantages by the angels.
First, angels can pool their capital to make larger investments than they could otherwise. Second, each angel can invest smaller amounts in individual ventures, allowing participation in more opportunities and diversification of investment risks. They can also undertake costly due diligence of prospective investments as a group, reducing the burdens for individual members. Fourth, these groups are generally more visible to entrepreneurs and thus receive a superior deal flow. Finally, the groups frequently include some of the most sophisticated and active angel investors in the region, which results in superior decision-making.
Furthermore, through the SEE chapter, investors benefit from the impact that will create a ripple effect across the region. The obvious necessity to bridge the gap between the Balkan countries and those of the EU is a boost to investment in the region. The Western Balkans have a number of attractive features for investors. The long-term EU perspective is a major plus and a unique quality of the region compared with other emerging markets, as it helps to anchor market-oriented reforms and European standards. A solid macroeconomic stability, strategic geographic location, diverse economies, favorable tax regimes and low unit labor costs, combined with a relatively well-educated population, are common attributes throughout the region.
As such, the regional historical image must be outperformed by the significant advantages as an investment destination and its favorable tax system. In this respect, Kosovo’s taxes are considerably lower than those in neighboring countries. Moreover, according to the World Banks’ “Doing Business” report, Kosovo is ranked among the 15 best countries of the world in the category of ‘starting a business’ with favorable opportunities, for example, in the IT/ICT, tourism, wood, textile, agriculture, and mining sectors. Moreover, according to the same report, Kosovo improved the protection of investors, further eased the procedure of starting a business as well as the procedure of obtaining a construction permit. As such, Kosovo narrowed the gap all the more with the rest of the Western Balkan countries.
By opting for investing in the right startups, you can see massive returns on your investment over time as the company grows. Besides the ROI, our members benefit by obtaining the subject matter expertise, which is considered as one of the main challenges today’s angel investors have, through mind sharing sessions by having a large group of experienced, diversified, and successful members from all over the World. They are also provided administrative and educational support to help Angel Members thrive.