Investor Delegations

As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum organises investor delegations to emerging markets around the world to create a global communication that will lead to an increase in cross-border investments. The organisations represented by these delegates might have the managerial expertise and resources to act in areas where governments are unable or unwilling to do so. These leaders have a sense of being called upon to seek the common good, to make a difference, and to make the world a better place for their having been here.

The investor delegations hope to achieve some or all of the following aims:

  • Get an overview of the local startup and innovation ecosystem of the countries visited.

  • Encourage bilateral cooperation to develop the entrepreneurship.

  • Listen to the pitches of entrepreneurs with a view toward investing in businesses that have high growth potential.

  • Organise round tables / discussion sessions / conferences with local entrepreneurs, angel investors, policymakers and visit innovation facilitators such as incubation centers, acceleration centers, chambers of commerce and industry, free zones, and stock exchanges.

  • Identify and engage with local individuals who are contributing to the development of the local and regional ecosystems.

  • Create co-investment funds for startups.

  • Explore cross-border early stage market investment opportunities.

  • Suggest ways that regional angel investors can benefit from WBAF activities.

  • Create an awareness of the advantages of becoming an angel investor.