New York, USA - The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) announced today that the Caribbean Diaspora Angel Investor Network (CDAIN) is the newest member 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 CDAIN is committed to joining us in this work.”
CDAIN launched in late 2020 to build on the work of the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), an independent U.S.-based initiative that incubates and accelerates standout scientific, technological and innovative ideas from the people of Guyana. CDAIN focuses on early-stage tech startups in ag-tech, ag-science and agricultural manufacturing.
“There is an untapped resource in people who are able to invest in businesses started by persons of and from the Caribbean,” said Oslene Carrington, founder and CEO of GEDT. “As a member of GBAN, CDAIN anticipates capitalizing on this opportunity and supporting the unmet needs of our entrepreneurs.”
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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