Transylvania Angels Network

2023 Reflection and 2024 New Perspectives

As we transition from 2023 into the promise of a new year, it’s a pivotal time to reflect on the strides we’ve made at Transylvania Angels Network (T.A.N.) and to envision our path forward.

A Year of Strategic Growth and Vibrant Community Engagement

The past year at T.A.N. was marked by significant achievements and dynamic engagement with the startup ecosystem.

In 2023, Transylvania Angels Network hosted 12 pitching meetups, an effective approach to connecting over 40 startups with potential investors. Each event was an opportunity for founders to directly engage with our network, presenting their visions and fielding questions from seasoned investors.

These meetups varied in style to suit the diverse needs of the startups and investors, ranging from focused presentations to interactive Q&A sessions. Our aim was always clear – to create a conducive environment for meaningful discussions and potential investment opportunities.

We owe a great deal of this year’s success to our partners who provided the necessary platforms for these interactions. Special thanks to ABC Incubator, RebelDot, JUSTROCKET, SALT AND PEPPER Group, ClujHUB, Impact Hub Bucharest, Fortech Investments, QUALITANCE, and Wolfpack Digital. Their support was not just about offering their space/locations but also about adding value to our events through their expertise and insights.

Active Participation in the Ecosystem

This year, we got involved in over 50 events related to the startup ecosystem. Whether we were speaking, judging, or just listening and learning, these events gave us plenty of opportunities to connect with others in the industry. It was about sharing experiences, picking up new ideas, and just being a part of the bigger conversation happening in the startup world.

Networking Events: Connecting with Purpose

We organized 7 networking events in 2023. These weren’t just meet-and-greets; they were about forming genuine connections. We chatted, shared stories, and exchanged ideas. It’s these kinds of interactions that make our community stronger and more cohesive. Plus, it’s always good to catch up over a coffee or a meal!

Educational Events: Learning Together

We’re still learning here at T.A.N., so we put together 4 educational events this year. We had some fantastic speakers like Vlad Cazacu, Dragos Nicolaescu, Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, and Phil McSweeney. These sessions provided critical insights into various facets of angel investing – from assessing startup potential to understanding market dynamics. They helped us dive deeper into the world of angel investing. It’s about staying curious and staying informed, and these events are a great way for all of us to do just that.

Investments: Making a Real Impact

In 2023, our focus at T.A.N. wasn’t just about funding; it was about making meaningful investments that catalyze change. We’re proud to say we’ve made 5 significant investments this year closing with an approximate of 1M euros invested in 2023. It represents our commitment to nurturing innovative startups and contributing to their growth. Over the last four years, we’ve invested over 3.5M euros, and it’s exciting to see the tangible impacts of these investments – not just in numbers, but in the real-world progress and success of the startups we believe in.

🌟 2024: A Year of Ambitious Goals and Expanding Horizons 🌟

As we embrace the potential that 2024 holds, we at Transylvania Angels Network (T.A.N.) are more determined than ever to push the boundaries of what we can achieve. Our roadmap for the year is clear – it’s about growth, learning, and making an even greater impact.

Expanding Our Network: Reaching New Heights

Our primary aim is to grow our network to 120 strong, passionate members. We believe that each new member brings a fresh perspective, new ideas, and valuable experiences. To achieve this, we’re not just relying on personal networks; we’re also embracing the power of digital outreach to connect with potential members far and wide.

Educational Endeavors: Knowledge is Power

We’re gearing up to host an array of educational events, focusing on topics that matter most to our members. By offering these events quarterly, we aim to provide a constant stream of learning opportunities. These gatherings are more than just meetings; they’re incubators for ideas, fostering growth and development in the art of angel investing.

Amplifying T.A.N.’s Presence: Making Our Mark

In 2024, we’re set to amplify T.A.N.’s presence in the startup ecosystem. It’s not just about being seen; it’s about being a beacon for new opportunities and collaborations. By enhancing our online and offline presence, we aim to attract new members and uncover exciting investment opportunities that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Building Global Bridges: Collaborating Across Borders

One of our most exciting aspirations for the year is to explore collaborations with international angel groups. We see immense value in learning from and connecting with our global counterparts. By sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices, we can bring a wealth of global insights to our local network, enriching our community and the startups we support.

🚀 Here’s to 2024: A Year of Impactful Growth 🚀

Looking ahead, we’re filled with anticipation for what 2024 will bring. We’re not just looking forward to growing our network and enhancing our educational offerings; we’re excited to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the startup ecosystem. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey, and let’s make 2024 a year to remember!