Lagos, Nigeria - The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) announced today that Rising Tide Africa is one of the newest members 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 Rising Tide Africa is committed to joining us in this work.”
Rising Tide Africa is a trans-border women-oriented investment network and one of the largest angel networks on the continent. RTA’s investment strategy is sector agnostic, with a focus on female-funded, female-led and gender-diverse companies.
“Angel investing is on the rise across Africa, but we still need more angel investors and investments,” said Yemi Keri, co-founder of Rising Tide Africa. “We are joining GBAN to increase collaboration, expand partnerships and network with other angel investors for knowledge, pipeline and experience sharing.”
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.
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 www.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.