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 Xcala is committed to joining us in this work.”
Xcala is the Latin American Association of Angels Investors, a non-profit organization that aims to promote investment in early-stage companies throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Angel investment in the region has been growing steadily since 2014 but there are still many challenges that we must address in order to have a developed ecosystem,” said Marcelo Roca, Executive Director of Xcala. “Our partnership with GBAN will accelerate the growth rate of the angel investment industry here.”
The GBAN annual meeting will be held March 27-30, 2022 at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). GEC 2022 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. For more information, visit gban.co.