Dhaka, Bangladesh - The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) announced today that Bangladesh Angels Network is the newest organization to join its inclusive global community of early-stage investor networks.
GBAN, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, has more than 80 members that meet regularly to share mentorship, training and support to improve investor capacity, amplify the angel voice on regulatory issues, facilitate cross-border investing and remove policy barriers faced by investors.
“As economies recover from the pandemic, a collaborative global approach is needed to ensure entrepreneurs – who are leading the charge when it comes to regenerating jobs – have access to the right capital at the right time,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and board director at GBAN. “We are thrilled that Bangladesh Angels Network is committed to joining us in this work.”
Bangladesh Angels is the country’s first angel investing platform. It aims to fill the early-stage financing gap and provide advisory support to startups.
“One of our priorities as the first formal angel network in Bangladesh is to create more regional and international connections with our ecosystem,” said Nirjhor Rahman, CEO. “Already, the GBAN community has helped us to create meaningful relationships with angel networks in the Asia-Pacific region, where we have started sharing notes and deals.”
The GBAN annual meeting will be held March 27-30 at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). GEC 2021 is anticipated to be one of the first live global gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions since the onset of the pandemic. GBAN delegates will examine the new global landscape through an investor lens.
GBAN is led by a global board of directors with members based in Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. For more information on the Global Business Angels Network, visit gban.co.
About the Global Entrepreneurship Network
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates projects and programs in 180 countries to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For more information, visit www.genglobal.org.