Antigua and Barbuda is now more connected with global investment markets


As announced by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, A’Shante O’Keiffe Co-Founder of Amplify Caribbean, has been appointed as International Partner for Antigua and Barbuda.

As an International Partner, A’Shante will represent Antigua and Barbuda at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (London).

With this new appointment, Antigua and Barbuda has joined the largest forum of the world’s equity investment markets and will now be able to connect more with the global investors market, which will open up splendid opportunities for the country.

Now local Antigua and Barbuda angel investors, incubation centres, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks, corporate ventures and aspiring entrepreneurs will have more opportunity to connect with global leaders in the same field.

The inclusion of Antigua and Barbuda in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for Antigua and Barbuda’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.

Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Investment Forum says, “As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fin-techs and other relevant institutions.

“We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of the country by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems. We strongly believe that Antigua and Barbuda will soon become a country that can foster the development of its economy in a more entrepreneurial atmosphere.”

About the WBAF

As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is committed to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy.

WBAF invites you to join our global efforts to ease access to finance, promote financial inclusion, and create more jobs and social justice. WBAF accomplishes its mission through various parties and channels. These include: 138 high commissioners, senators and international partners from 79 countries; 7 country offices on 5 continents; the WBAF Business School and it’s more than 50 faculty members from 32 countries; and 5 international working committees.

WBAF also has an angel investment fund, partnerships with 12 global institutions, and economic cooperation agreements with 5 governments. The WBAF World Congress, held in February of each year, hosts at least 5 summits and numerous other events, including a Global Fundraising Stage and a World Excellence Awards ceremony. WBAF also boasts a number of publications, among which are the WBAF Business School Journal, World Class Startup Magazine, and Angel Investor Review Online.

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  1. The headline should have been “The Gaston regime is now more connected with global investment markets”.

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