THE BAE CLUB
The BAE Club is at the frontline of cross-border Angel investing in Europe. This unique initiative brings together the most active Business Angel Networks from around the continent. Together, they share their network, lessons, experiences, data and dealflow.
In a rapidly changing entrepreneurial and early stage investing environment, collaborating among investors across borders, to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies, can really make a difference. The BAE Club members' objective is to get to know each other better to share good investment practices, help our angels develop cross border contacts and support the international development of investee companies. Our motto is:
having fun while seriously improving the value of our shares across borders
Tanguy de la Fouchardiére
BAE Club Coordinator
Tanguy de La FOUCHARDIERE spent all its professional career in Information Technology domain. He was Technical Vice-President of GSI, a large European IT Services company. After that he joined the EULER Group, the largest European credit insurance company, as the CIO. He took the position of Group CIO of Eridania Béghin-Say, the global agro-industrial group.
He started his Business Angels activity in 2005, joining Paris Business Angels association at its creation. He was Chairman of PBA from 2009 to 2015. In 2012 he joined France Angels, the National Federation, as Vice-President and is Chairman since 2015. Since 2019 he is the BAE Club coordinator.
A prospective member must be an active network with a strong track record: at least € 1,5 M invested per year in the last 3 years. Furthermore, a prospective member is willing and able to:
Encourage their angel members to meet several times a year to create a pan-European angel community;
Encourage their investee companies to pitch to European investors when fund-raising or conquering new markets;
Share good practice with peers;
Contribute to Business Angels Europe advocacy work to create a favorable environment for angel and early stage investing in Europe.
Moreover, the BAE Club enables membership exchange so that members from each group will be entitled to attend investment events in any member of the BAE Club across Europe.
A membership of the BAE Club needs approval by the board of Business Angels Europe. Please contact the BAE secretariat.
€ 500 per year in order to provide secretariat support for the association.