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ah! Ventures to co-produce the 2016 European Angel & P2P Summit

Prague | Mumbai – Monday, Feb 22nd, 2016

ah! Ventures, India’s largest angel investor network has announced its partnership with Symfonie Capital and the European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders to co-produce the second annual European Angel and P2P Summit 2016.


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ah! Ventures joins a growing list of organizations supporting this event, such as Roklen Finance, iCrowdNewsWire, StartUs and EBAN, the European Business Angels Network and is proudly designated to be the Asian Summit Partner for the event.

The European counterparts of ah! Ventures in terms of angel networks from Europe’s angel investment community and 3 board members from the European Association of Angel Networks (EBAN) in addition to several top managers of venture capital firms and accelerators shall also be attending the summit.

The Summit will be held on the 9th and 10th of March, 2016 in Prague and envisions to bring together Europe’s leading angel investors, peer to peer platforms and innovative early stage companies.

ah! Ventures is a growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors by creating wealth creation opportunities for both. ah! Venture’s unique model serves investors, entrepreneurs & enablers through a unique blend of customised services, skill, industry & domain experience and this precisely why its association with Symfonie Capital and the European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders is bilaterally highly celebrated.

Harshad Lahoti, Founder and CEO of ah! Ventures, considers this collaboration as a perfect marriage, given today’s enigmatic start up culture of India and the advanced investment environment of Europe. He said, “This Summit is an excellent opportunity to connect the Indian and European angel investment communities. Given the fact that Angel Investing is becoming such an integral and pivotal part of the entrepreneurial eco-system, it is important that angel investing bodies from various geographies join hands and work together to form a stronger network. ah! Ventures is truly honoured to be associated with 2016 EAP2P, Prague as the Asian Summit Partner as we believe that it is a promising step towards a bright collaborative future of the angel investment entities”.

“EAP2P Summit will bring together investors and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to identify investment opportunities”  commented Michael Sonenshine, CEO of Symfonie Capital. “We’ve put together a group of panelists who are industry leaders and whose insight will be valuable for investors and entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to have ah! Ventures as our co-producers and Asian Partners.” he continued.

ah! Ventures is India’s first full-spectrum startup investment network and platform comprising of over 650+ investors, including some of the renowned angels and early-stage VCs. CLUB ah! platform today has over 8000+ startups, 600+ seed/angel investors and over 75 VCs & institutional investors, making it one of the largest platform of investors and startups. The network also last year secured its first profitable exit from Ed-tech venture Harness Handitouch within 2 years of its investment. CLUB ah! has till date invested close to INR 70 crores in over 22 startups spread across varied industries and domains.

The European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders Summit, 2016 and its particular association with ah! Ventures certainly marks a new beginning and offers a broader vision not only for the Indian investment scenario but it also introduces India as a nation open to beneficial collaborations for the larger entrepreneurial good. The collaboration could very well bring the Summit, in a similar or new avatar, to India & other Asian countries in the future.

About ah! Ventures

ah! Ventures is a growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors by creating wealth creation opportunities for both.ah!’s unique model serves investors, entrepreneurs & enablers through a unique blend of customised services, skill, and industry & domain experience. Founded in 2010, ah! Ventures has systematically disrupted the early stage funding ecosystem of India through its innovative approach toward startup investing. First of its kind initiatives like the CLUB ah! platform, ah! Angels (India’s largest angel network), ah! Seeders and ah! VC networks (India’s first seed & VC investment networks), have brought together and integrated the previously segregated startup funding lifecycle, under one roof. This, coupled with ah! Impact network, an impact investment network for investing in social enterprises andah! Mentors network, a mentor network to engage with startups in their growth and expansion, has today made ah! Ventures one of India’s most respected change leaders and a formidable industry force to recon with.

About Symfonie

Symfonie Capital the investment advisory arm of the Symfonie Group of companies.  The Group has offices in London, Prague and Warsaw. Symfonie Capital manages the Symfonie Angel Fund and the Symfonie P2P Lending Fund.  Symfonie founded SymCredit, a peer to peer platform focused on lending money to businesses in the Czech  Republic and Poland. The Symfonie team includes professionals with a wealth of knowledge derived from careers that have spanned more than twenty years. Their experience comes from working at major international banks in corporate finance, portfolio management and investment analysis, in addition to advising and managing startup and early stage companies.

About European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders

The European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders (EAPPL) is the voice of the European peer to peer lending industry.  The Association aims to promote a healthy development of peer to peer lending in Europe. The Associations sets good standards of practice for the benefit of P2P platforms and their customers.  The Association also works to educate the general public about P2P lending so that savers and borrowers can make informed decisions when selecting P2P platforms and products.

For more information:

Harshad Lahoti –, +91 98700.87900

ah! Ventures | Level 8, Vibgyor Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai – 400098.

Michael Sonenshine –, +420 227.027.999

Symfonie Capital, LLC | Na Pankraci 1062 / 58 , Prague 4, 14000, Czech Republic

(Registered Office: 615 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, USA)

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