What You Get

The Business Angel Institute early-stage investing training program covers the full lifecycle of early-stage investing, providing participants with professional knowledge for startup investments.

  • Guided home study which will typically take around 12 days of your time (flexibly at home)

  • 8 full days of face-to-face masterclasses

  • Instructions for practicing as well as feedback on your results

  • Finally, you get a remote coaching session to clarify any open issues.

  • 4 remote coaching session to clarify any open issues

  • This package also prepares participants for taking the CBA (Certified Business Angel), the world’s first certification for individual angel investors (ISO 17024).

Become A Professional Business Angel

This training program prepares participants for the certification as CBA: The Certified Business Angel (CBA) is the world’s first independent, international certification of individual business angels (ISO 17024). It is a registered trademark and based on the verification of a candidate’s grasp of the standardized CBA Body of Knowledge.

Specifically, you will learn

The training delivers specific best practices as well as underlying principles and a broad spectrum of perspectives. Even experienced angels will significantly expand their horizons and hone their methods, while newcomers gain a thorough understanding of the whole process. Representatives of organizations dealing with early stage investment issues and of the surrounding service industry have also found our training program useful in the past.

  • Basic concepts and understanding all the relevant actors in the early stage ecosystem

  • Professionally structuring your investment process

  • How to prepare for an exit early enough

  • Finding high quality investment opportunities

  • Advanced ways of screening the deal flow in a way consistent with your personal investment strategy

  • How to approach the due diligence process

  • Conducting a market, business, legal and financial due diligence

  • How to approach negotiations with investment target companies Common deal terms and how they interact

  • How to improve their teams, business model, strategies, business development

  • How to successfully execute an exit

The Objectives of the Course

Best practices, underlying principles and a broad spectrum of perspectives

The training delivers specific best practices as well as underlying principles and a broad spectrum of perspectives. Even experienced angels will significantly expand their horizons and hone their methods, while newcomers gain a thorough understanding of the whole process. Representatives of organizations dealing with early stage investment issues and of the surrounding service industry have also found our training program useful in the past.

Meet Your Instructor

Managing Partner (CEO)

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic is an active investor focusing on disruptive technologies. He consults on business development, change management, finance, M&A and exits. He has founded and developed several companies by himself and currently setting up a new venture fund in Europe.

Become A Professional Business Angel

The program is delivered by experts in all phases from finding targets to exiting investments, including experienced angel investors, representatives of angel organizations, entrepreneurship professors, specialized lawyers and specialized tax advisors.