At CYBAN we aim at helping companies raise equity finance, seeking out only the most innovative, fast growing businesses for our selective investors. Selected companies will formally pitch their investment propositions to our investors at one of CYBAN's Company Presentation Events which takes place quarterly in Nicosia. We are interested in any business opportunity, as long as it fits within our stringent investment criteria, which include a significant and growing addressable market, an innovative and scalable business model, a clear competitive advantage and an experienced management team with relevant operational/sector experience. If you think you've got what it takes to succeed and are looking for funding between €25,000 and €500,000, we would like to hear from you.
Working with CYBAN will maximize your chances of securing funding. We are able to leverage extensive investing experience as the only established angel network in Cyprus. Our angels bring deep sector knowledge and contacts to young growing companies. They may invest together in syndicates and can provide added value through strategic and operational advice following investment. One of our investors may take a non-executive board position following investment to assist in the strategic direction of your company.
"In late 2013, we were fortunate enough to have a group of investors from CYBAN believing in our team. From day 1, we knew that this was going to be a game changer for StudentLife. Following their guidance, we managed to become a profitable, scalable business that grew from 2 to 12 people in 3 years."
Yiannis Hadjiconstantouras, Co-Founder and CEO at StudentLife
"I have been impressed with every aspect of CYBAN; from the professional and very-well organised pitching events, to the quality of investors and the overall efficiency of the fundraising process. Recommended!"
Simos Kitiris, Co-founder & CEO at YUMBLES
“CYBAN really helped us accelerate our fundraising process for Stagedoor. By giving us access to their vast network of investors, we were able to share our vision for Stagedoor to a large group of "investment ready" Angels and open up warm leads who ended up investing in our company (Stagedoor) and are now an integral part of our journey.”
Michael Hadjijoseph, Co-founder & CEO at Stagedoor
“We have recently completed our seed funding round from CYBAN members. CYBAN helped us prepare our pitch and provided us with access to their large network of investors; a number of them believed in us and decided to invest in 11Pets. Our new investors have been great in mentoring us from the very first day of our partnership!”
Demos Pavlou, Co-founder at 11Pets
At CYBAN, we know funding is a lifeline of operations for many companies, which is why we are here to support that. An angel investor who puts his or her own money directly into a startup at the right time, makes a critical difference to the success of the firm. CYBAN investors individually invest between € 10,000 and € 200,000 in any one investment with a total syndicated investment in any one company ranging from € 50,000 to € 500,000.
In addition to cash investments, CYBAN angel investors have broad industry knowledge and contacts, and can open doors which will in turn greatly accelerate your company’s growth. Our investors usually take a seat on the board of your company, providing specific industry knowledge and leads for your business and through their personal networks, potential partnerships.
The involvement of angels plays a pivotal role in entrepreneurial success in more ways than one. Given that angels come from a variety of backgrounds, and many invest in startups because they are passionate about a particular sector, they are able to provide invaluable expertise and feedback about customers and competitors, management plans and sales channels. By serving as mentors and advisors and taking an “active” role in growing a company, angels are life-savers when startups pass through the aptly named “Valley of Death”; the critical point where success or failure hangs in the balance.
For the companies that are selected to pitch in one of CYBAN’s Company Presentation Events, our experienced mentors get to work immediately with the selected teams. Each team is required to attend one 2-hour training session at our offices in order to help them prepare for their funding pitch, as well as support by telephone and email if needed to help them get investment ready.
A biotechnology company, NIPD Genetics leverages its proprietary genetic and bioinformatics analysis methods to develop novel NON-INVASIVE tests and technologies for prediction, diagnosis and prevention of genetic disorders.GO TO WEBSITE
StudentLife is an innovative platform providing a series of online and offline value-added services that aim at enhancing students’ lives. Furthermore, StudentLife’s marketing platform can be used by companies to reach more than 100.000 young people in Cyprus.GO TO WEBSITE
Teach 'n Go is an efficient SaaS school administration platform created to minimize the time spent on administration, and maximize the time spent teaching.GO TO WEBSITE
Yumbles is a curated marketplace connecting food lovers with the most original indie food makers in the UK. It aims at becoming the top-of-mind destination for anyone interested in buying or selling remarkable, hand crafted, carefully sourced indie food.GO TO WEBSITE
An innovative pet care app, 11Pets helps keep track of everything about a pet in a single place accessible from mobile and web. Its features include the complete medical history of pets, daily care tasks, a calendar with reminders, a scheduler, etc.GO TO WEBSITE
Stagedoor app is a powerful discovery tool, the first of its kind, which makes it easy to discover, save, rate, and stay up to date with the best of London’s theatre shows and creatives.GO TO WEBSITE
SEVEN is a “bridge” between the UK’s successful international startup hub and all its associated benefits on one side, and startups from regions teeming with high potential raw talent on the other.GO TO WEBSITE
CYPRUS REGISTERED COMPANY
We seek opportunities from Cyprus - or from international teams willing to register a company in Cyprus
SEEKING BETWEEN € 25,000 AND €500,000 EQUITY FINANCE
in return for a negotiable equity stake
a significant and growing addressable market, and an international expansion strategy if appropriate
SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
a clear competitive advantage, scalability and high barriers to entry, for example through intellectual property protection or exclusive commercial arrangements
POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE GROWTH
your company should have the potential to become a market leader in the near term
STRONG MANAGEMENT TEAM
an experienced management team with relevant operational/sector experience
Success! We will work with you to develop a press release, to be published on our website amongst others, and hope you will keep in touch. A number of companies who will successfully raise CYBAN funding may come back to us again for follow on investment through the network.
At CYBAN we are completely transparent about the costs involved with working with us. We do not charge anything to review your Executive Summary and Business Plan, nor for the 2-3 hour meeting with our investment team, following successful screening of your submitted documents.
Should you be selected to pitch to the network this is again completely FREE.
Following the event, you have complimentary access to our meeting rooms with which to hold your syndicate meetings with our investors, while we are here to answer any questions you may have.
Upon successfully raising finance, CYBAN charges a success fee on any monies raised through introductions made by the network. This is paid on completion of the funding process.
To submit a copy of your executive summary, please email email@example.com