The event took place in Fedoriv Hub space with support and refreshments of Jack Daniel`s/ Gentleman Jack.
To celebrate UAngels` first anniversary came key participants of venture market – business angels, venture fund, business incubator and innovative space representatives, and of course entrepreneurs themselves.
UAngel association started its activity in June 2014, and then only 10 people confirmed their participation by initiating the club of business angels. At the origins of organization were Nataliya Berezovskayaa (D2N8), Viktoriya Tigipko (TA VENTURE), Eveline Buchatskiy (EastLabs), Andrey Kolodyuk and Evgeniy Sysoyev (AVentures Capital), Jaanika Merilo and others.
Currently UAngel includes 24 members, among them are: private investors and serial entrepreneurs, and also representatives of investment companies. Following venture funds and accelerators became the active participants: Digital Future, WannaBiz, Fison, Gravia VC and others.
Regina Makhotina , CEO of UAnge,l announced that in 2015 angels, who participate in UAngel, have already closed 21 deals for a total amount of $1,6 mln. The most acceptable sums for Ukrainian angels` investments are those, amounts of which are equivalent to $ 50 000 - $100 000. The majority of projects, which are invested by angels, are connected to IT sector.
It is worth noting that one of the syndicate deals was made inside the platform just recently. The first investment syndicate of UAngel business-angels association was topped by WannaBiz, Detonate Ventures and Zorea Ventures, which has invested in AdTena start-up project.
It should be said that UAngel is not the only space for start-uppers and investors meetings in Ukraine. There are also Satartup.ua open start-up brokers` board and “Investment Mosaik” enclosed site, which is represented by InVenture Investment Group.