The WBAF Angel Investment Fund: An international co-investment framework for startups and angel investors
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) aims to ease access to finance for businesses from startup to scaleup to exit, with the ultimate goals of generating economic development, jobs and more social justice worldwide.
In the wake of the Covid 19 crisis, it was far from easy to reach out for any kind of finance, smart or otherwise. So, the World Business Angels Investment Forum focuses on developing innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs and SMEs as a part of its global agenda.
One way WBAF does this is through the WBAF Angel Investment Fund, which is an international co-investment platform for the Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS). The ultimate goal is to create a high-quality portfolio with some of the world’s most promising startups, scaleups and, at the same time, create co-investment opportunities and follow-on investments. Another goal is to connect the best startups with the best angel investors, making it possible for them to benefit from the know-how, mentorship and networking of qualified investors.
The WBAF Angel Investment Fund is designed to capitalize on the worldwide growth in entrepreneurial activity and venture financing for start-ups and scale-ups and to capitalize on WBAF’s extensive network of global investors, including angel investors, private equity funds, co-investment platforms, wealth management institutions, family offices, VCs and acceleration centers.
We invite you to join our global efforts to ease access to smart finance to create more jobs and more social justice worldwide. Your efforts to convert the world economy to a smart economy in cooperation with the World Business Angels Investment Forum will be highly valued.
Christina Mc Gimpsey
Secretary General, World Business Angels Investment Forum
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)