ABAN signed MOU with WBAF to connect African start-ups with global markets

Exciting new partnership signed in Istanbul: The World Business Angels Investment Forum 2017 (WBAF 2017) and  the African Trade Association for Business Angels (ABAN), will be working together to connect African start-ups, SMEs, scale-ups and high-growth businesses with global markets.

  • 26 August 2016
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’Today, stock exchanges throughout the world are more keen to open their doors to SMEs’’


Luca Peyrano, CEO of ELITE - London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group proposes a unique programme, ELITE, an integrated service designed to help SMEs prepare and structure for the next stage of growth through access to long term financing opportunities.It targets SMEs with a sound business model, clear growth strategy and a desire to obtain funding in the near future. It now accounts for more than 200 companies of different sizes and sectors, more than 150 partners and more than 70 long term. Enjoy the exclusive interview with Luca Peyrano, Head of Primary Markets Continental Europe, London Stock Exchange Group

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT WBAF 2017

The world’s most important angel investors gathered in Istanbul

As a global organisation, the World Business Angels Investment Forum 2017 brought together key players of the equity market to debate the benefits and challenges for the angel investment community in achieving successful growth for their businesses and to discuss what more could be done to connect the early-stage market ecosystem. The Forum gathered at the Swissotel The Bosphorus– Istanbul 12–14 February 2017 with the theme of ‘Partnering with Corporate Ventures from Start-up to Scale-up to Exit’. The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) was the headline sponsor.

WBAF 2017 gathered stakeholders from five continents of the globe. 564 participants from 54 countries – 4 International Investment Forums – 42 jury members from 22 countries – 14 panels with 105 international speakers – 5 fireside chats - 2 key-note speeches – 4 courses – 1 master class – A visit to innovation center – World Ceremony of Excellence Awards.

  • Fri Aug 26
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ANGEL INVESTOR MAGAZINE

WBAF 2017 SPECIAL MESSAGE

H.E.Greg Hands MP, UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment addresses to WBAF delegates on 13th of February at the WBAF 2017.

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