Dhaka, Bangladesh - The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) announced today that Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited (BVCL) 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 Venture Capital Limited is committed to joining us in this work.”
BVCL is on a mission to create a pioneering business investment model to support a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh's startup ecosystem is at a very early stage of development,” said Asif Iqbal, Analyst and Outreach Partner at BVCL. “Over the last five years, we have seen a great boost in the attitude towards entrepreneurship. As interest grows, angel investing is also on the rise but we need more angel investors and investments to properly assist founders and startups in preparing for their next stages of growth and funding.”
“We are joining GBAN to increase collaboration, expand partnerships and network with other investors for knowledge, pipeline and experience sharing. We look forward to being exposed to other countries and to exploring various new partnerships.”
The GBAN annual meeting will be held November 14-17 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.
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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.