The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, (GEN). GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale.
The European Trade Association for Early Stage Investment Market Players and Business Angels (EBAN) represents a sector estimated to invest 6.1 billion Euros a year and comprising 310.000 angel investors. According to its annual collection of data (2015) and exclusively through business angel networks, 2900 new small businesses were funded and 17800 new jobs were created in Europe.
The African Trade Association for Early Stage Investment Market Players and Business Angels (ABAN) was founded to facilitate the economic growth of African countries with the involvement of investor networks for early stage entrepreneurship on the continent, some of the existing networks including the Lagos Angels Network (LAN), Cameroon Angel Network; (CAN), Cairo Angels, Ghana Angel Network (GAIN), Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) Silicon Cape, and with support from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).
MENA Business Angel Network (MBAN) initiative started in UAE in June 2014. This initiative is responding to the growing interest in start-ups by Business Angels and early stage investors in the MENA region and their desire to find the best modality to manage their investments and guarantee the best return. Angel and early-stage Investors are well established in Europe and globally, with billions of Euros invested annually through the various Angel Network Groups. The MENA region needs to pay attention to setting up the right structure and rules for Angel and early-stage Investing, in order to have a vibrant, healthy and promising entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Established in 2011 by a group of pioneer business angels in Turkey, it represents a sector that is expected to invest an estimated 500 million Euros annually in a few years’ time and has a key role to play in Turkey’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs and the creation of wealth and jobs. Most TBAA business angel network members are accredited by the government, and over 500 angel investors are members of these 10 BANs. The TBAA has 6 committees: The Crowdfunding Committee. The Innovation & Technoparks Committee, The Incubation Centers Committee, The Start-up Committee, The Exit Committee, and The Mentorship Committee.
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