Larissa Best, LBAN;

The board of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN) has named Larissa Best as the new president of the association succeeding Marc Molitor.

LBAN currently has 63 members who have raised over €5 million in 2017.

In an interview with Silicon Luxembourg, Larissa Best stated that LBAN will have three different actions this year, as follows:

- LBAN Pitching: "We will be launching a pitching event where we will invite all incubators and start-ups of a certain sector in the local eco-system and the greater region to apply. LBAN’s members will then vote for the most promising start-ups who will be invited to pitch at our event. This initiative will streamline the efforts of finding financing for start-ups while matchmaking them with interested LBAN members";

- LBAN on road: "We will become more active at encouraging individuals to become first-time business angels by presenting LBAN at the premises of big local corporates. This will be combined with a rotating education module for first-time BA to help them taking their first steps";

- Community Management of our existing members: "We will maintain our angel cafés and add more mingling opportunities for our members in 2018. Details to follow".​